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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

Friday, July 13th
The 44ss
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Saturday, July 14th
James Intveld Band with Pat Roberts and the Heymakers
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$15, 21+

Tuesday, July 17th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Tuesday, July 24th
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, July 27th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Tuesday, July 31st
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Saturday, August 4th
Adrianna Marie and her Groovecutters
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

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

Tuesday, August 14th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Tuesday, August 21st
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Tuesday, August 28th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Sunday, September 8th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat - New six week progressive course
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00 pm - East Coast Swing
5:00 pm - Lindy Hop Fundamentals
$15 per class, $65 for a six week course
All ages welcome

Friday, September 14th
Second Friday Swing Social at Dance Starz in Phoenix
Dance Starz AZ - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Dance lesson - new swing era dance each month - September is Blues
8:30pm-9:00pm: Open social dance time
All Ages Welcome, No partner needed, No dance experience necessary
$10 includes dance lesson and dance

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/

July 13 - 15, 2018
San Diego Lindy and Balboa Exchange
San Diego, CA
http://sdblx.org/

July 19 - 22, 2018
Hamburg Balboa Exchange
Hamburg, Germany
http://www.hamburgbalboaexchange.wordpress.com

August 5-12, 2018
Northern Lights Lindy Cruise - Alaskan Swing Dance Cruise 
7-night cruise to Alaska leaving from Vancouver, CAN
http://www.suburbanswing.com/cruise/northernlights.html

August 31- September 3, 2018
Camp Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.camphollywood.net/

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

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/

Movie stars from the 1940s and 50s dance to Uptown Funk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

Lindy Hop bloopers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQTCiAqjTAI

Dance Etiquette - Whom to ask to dance

If each person dances with only one or two others, the social dynamics of dancing will be compromised. For that reason, dance etiquette strongly encourages everyone to dance with many different partners. This is to ensure a diversity of partnerships on the floor, and to give everyone a chance to dance. Specifically, dance etiquette rules against asking the same partner for more than two consecutive dances. You never know the wonderful people you can meet just by asking someone new to dance. There are no rules on who can ask. Ladies, you do not need to wait to be asked. If you would like to dance with someone just walk up and ask them.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"I didn't go to college, but if I did, I would have taken all my tests at a restaurant, because the customer is always right."

 

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!!