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Check out these events and also like the facebook page to get a weekly list of swing dance and music events.

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LIVE MUSIC AND SWING DANCE EVENTS:
Get the weekly list of live music happenings at www.facebook.com/AZLindy

Tuesday, September 18th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Thursday, September 20th
Voodoo Swing
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Free, 21+

Friday, September 21st
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Saturday, September 22nd
Bob Corritorre's Birthday Bash and CD Release Party
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $15, 21+

Tuesday, September 25th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Friday, September 29th
Bad News Blues Band
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $8, 21+

Tuesday, October 2nd
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Thursday, October 4th
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Mesa Arts Center - 1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $51-$79, All ages

Tuesday, October 9th
Bruce Gates Big Band - 18 piece big band LIVE!
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $15adv./$19 at door, All ages welcome

Friday, October 19th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, October 21st
Swing Sundays at Fatcat - 5 week progressive courses
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm - East Coast Swing (Beg./Int.)
5:00pm - Lindy Hop (Beyond FUNdamentals)
$15 per person per class or discount packages

Thursday, October 25th
Frosty and the Silvertones with Whiskey Kiss
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, FREE, 21+

Swing Out - Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, and Blues Festivals and Events around the World
see a full list of events all over the world at: http://www.swingplanit.com/

September 21-23, 2018
Edinburgh Lindy Exchange
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
http://www.edinburghlindyexchange.co.uk/

September 28-30, 2018
Amsterdam Lindy Exchange
Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.amsterdamlindyexchange.com

October 3-7, 2018
GoAt Swing Exchange
Poznań, Poland
https://www.goatswing.com/

October 3-7, 2018
Seoul Lindyfest
Seoul, Republic Of Korea
http://seoullindyfest.wordpress.com

October 19-21, 2018
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout
Denver, Colorado
http://www.balboablowout.com

October 28-28, 2018
Oslo Lindy Exchange
Oslo, Norway
https://www.facebook.com/events/425716114500887/

November 9-11, 2018
Grenoble Swing Dance Festival
Grenoble, France
http://gsdf.grenobleswing.com

December 26, 2018-January 1, 2019
Lindy Focus XVII
Asheville, NC
http://www.lindyfocus.com/

February 17-24, 2019
Swingin' on the Sea Cruise - Caribbean Swing Dance Cruise
New Orleans, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel
www.LindyCruise.com

On the Web

Each month we will offer you some web videos that are making their way around the world.  These are a great cure for office boredom (to watch only on your lunch break, of course).  Sometimes these will have to do with dance but other times these links will take you to places you may not have been otherwise.  We have a new video page up filled with vintage and new swing dance clips: azlindy.com/videos/

Camp Hollywood Team Competition 2017 - 1st place winners - Midtown Stompers (incredible performance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqLP9HVzg68

Camp Hollywood 2017 - Jean Veloz at age 93 dances along with her 19 year old self: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpOc3ZwOCY

Dance Etiquette - Being declined for a dance

The first thing to do when one is turned down for a dance is to take the excuse at face value. Typical social dance sessions can be as long as three to four hours, and there are few dancers who have the stamina of dancing non-stop. Everyone has to take a break once in a while, and that means possibly turning down one or two people each time one takes a break. The advice to shy dancers and especially beginners is not to get discouraged if they are turned down once or twice. However, since social dancers are generally nice and polite, being repeatedly declined can be a signal. In that case, it is a good idea to examine one's dancing and social interactions to see if anything is wrong.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"I like rice, rice is great when you're hungry and you want 2,000 of something."

 

Ten ways to improve your dancing

1. Private lessons are the single best way to learn how to dance
2. Go to group classes and social dancing as often as possible
3. Attend weekend camps for an immersion experience and jump start your dancing
4. Travel and dance out of town
5. Dance with a variety of people, of all dance levels, as much as possible.
6. Watch experienced dancers when you go out, on the internet, and anywhere else you can
7. Record yourself dancing and look at your lines and how you can improve
8. Listen to lots of swing music and dance to live music as often as possible
9. Try other dance forms
10. Have fun, be creative, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes

AZ Swing Dance - Join the AZ Lindy Hop Society for the best swing dance events in the greater Phoenix area!!