Upcoming events!
Check out these events and also like the facebook page to get a weekly list of swing dance and music events at www.facebook.com/AZLindy
June 2022
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TUESDAYS - Swing Dance at Imperial Ballroom in Scottsdale
Come dance on the huge, 5,000 sq. ft. floating wood floor, enjoy the cool A/C, meet friendly people, be social, enjoy good music, get rid of stress, and feed your heart and soul.
7:15 pm: East Coast Swing Dance Lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Dance East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop. Balboa, Charleston, and/or Shag to Swing DJs or Live Swing Bands
Imperial Ballroom - 7077 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
$10 - includes dance lesson and dance (cover is more on live band nights). AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
All Ages Welcome, no partner needed.
Goes through at least the end of June 2022 before we take a break for summer.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750386511837825
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Thursday, June 2nd - NEW Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
Join us every Thursday night starting June 2nd at Dance Wise Studio in Uptown Phoenix for a 5-week progressive Lindy Hop dance lesson followed by a social dance practice time.
7:30-8:30pm: dance lesson and practice time
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
These classes are progressive each week and build upon the week before. You will need to know the basic 8-count Lindy swing out before taking the Intermediate course.

COVID Policy: We have relaxed our policy and no longer require vax cards or a negative test. We ask that if you have any symptoms whatsoever, even if you think it is a cold or allergies, to please not come to the lesson or dance that week. Please, wait one week. Masks are optional.. Thank you for understanding
Event page:

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Saturday, June 4th - Swing and Lindy hop workshop, wine tour, and concert in Jerome, AZ
Join us in the cooler weather in beautiful Jerome, AZ for a swing dance workshop for all ages, a wine tour (21+), live music in a park (all ages), an optional ghost tour (all ages), and dancing at the Spirit Room (21+)
Saturday, June 4th:
11am - 12pm: East Coast Swing (6 count)
12pm-1pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
1pm-2pm: Lindy Hop Intermediate
All ages and beginners welcome!
at Spook Hall - 260 Hull Ave, Jerome, AZ

3:30pm-5:30pm: walking wine tour of Jerome (21+) Only for those who took the workshop, please
6:30pm: Swing dance lesson at Clarkdale Town Square (Free)

7:00-9:00pm: Dance to the Big Daddy D and the Dynamites at Clarkdale Town Square (Free)

Workshop: $39 in advance, $45 at the door, all ages welcome.

Pre-event on Friday, June 3rd - kick-off party in the Grand Suite in the Jerome Grand Hotel - drinks, a ukulele jam session (or any instrument) if you play music or you can just listen, and some dancing. This is only for pass holders for the workshop on Saturday.
Places to stay: There are hotels in Jerome like the Grand and the Conner Hotel. If those are full the town of Clarkdale and Cottonwood are very close (15 minutes) and also have places to stay.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1033567470582059

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Saturday, June 11th - The Bayou Bandits w/ Mississippi Nova & Crashing Revelry at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix
Hot off of their latest single, "Gasoline" The Bayou Bandits are bringing their hard charging, southern rock sound to The Rhythm Room. With special guests Mississippi Nova and Crashing Revelry.
Saturday, June 11th
7:00pm - Doors open
7:30pm - Swing dance lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00pm - Live Southern Rock and Roots music from three bands!
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Advance tickets here: eventbrite.com
The Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/369940841766034

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Fri., June 17th - Third Friday Soul Night at Dance Wise Studio
Get ready to dance to some solid soul classics at Third Friday Soul Night dance soulcial! Soul music leaves a lot of space for creativity in dancing. Pippa Frame hosts a group lesson at 8pm that will have a focus on Smooth ("LA Style") Lindy. Aren't comfortable with partner dancing? No problem! Solo dancing rocks, too!
8:00pm: Dance Lesson (Smooth "LA Style" Lindy)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Dance to guest DJs
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 includes dance lesson, dance, and water
All Ages Welcome. No partner needed, no dance experience necessary
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/5029182593863949
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More Swing Road Trips - Summer 2022
Sat., July 16th - Prescott, AZ. Swing and Lindy Hop workshop from 12pm-3pm, dinner at the Raven Cafe, dancing all along Whiskey Row at night.
$39 for dance workshop.

Sat., August 13th - Prescott, AZ. Charleston and Balboa workshop from 12pm-3pm, dinner at the Raven Cafe, dancing all along Whiskey Row at night.
$39 for dance workshop.

Sat., September 24th - Cottonwood, AZ. Workshop from 10am-1pm. Wine tour from 2-5, live music in Clarkdale with Come Back Buddy 7-9pm. $39 for dance workshop.

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Swing and Lindy Cruise - Feb. 2023
We are bringing back our Lindy and Balboa cruise in 2023. Join us as we start in New Orleans and head to beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Details at www.LindyCruise.com

We will also be cruising to Alaska in August of 2023!

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

Thurs., June 2nd
NEW Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
7:30-8:30pm: Lindy Hop dance lesson
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome.

Fri., June 3rd
The Sugar Thieves
Swing dance lesson at 7:30pm with Steve Conrad
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $12, 21+

Sat., June 4th
Jerome workshop, wine tour, dance to Big Daddy D and the Dynamites (see above)

Sat., June 4th
The Sugar Thieves
Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar, 7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, $10, 21+

Sat., June 4th
Frosty and the Silvertones (Rockabilly, Blues, and Swing)
Tempe Marketplace - 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
6pm - 9pm
Free, All ages

Tuesday, June 7th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Imperial Ballroom in Scottsdale
7:15 pm: East Coast Swing Dance Lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Dance East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop. Balboa, Charleston, and/or Shag to Swing DJs or Live Swing Bands
Imperial Ballroom - 7077 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
$10 in advance or at door - includes dance lesson and dance (cover is more on live band nights). AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
All Ages Welcome, no partner needed.

Thurs., June 9th
Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
7:30-8:30pm: Lindy Hop dance lesson
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome.

Sat., June 11th
Bayou Bandits, Mississippi Nova, Crashing Revelry
Swing dance lesson at 7:30pm with Steve Conrad
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $10-$15, 21+

Tuesday, June 14th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Imperial Ballroom in Scottsdale
7:15 pm: East Coast Swing Dance Lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Dance East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop. Balboa, Charleston, and/or Shag to Swing DJs or Live Swing Bands
Imperial Ballroom - 7077 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
$10 in advance or at door - includes dance lesson and dance (cover is more on live band nights). AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
All Ages Welcome, no partner needed.

Thurs., June 16th
Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
7:30-8:30pm: Lindy Hop dance lesson
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome.

Fri., June 17th
Cadillac Assembly Line (Blues, and Swing)
Tempe Marketplace - 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
6pm - 9pm
Free, All ages

Fri., June 17th - Third Friday Soul Night at Dance Wise Studio
8:00pm: Dance Lesson (Smooth "LA Style" Lindy)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Dance to guest DJs
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 includes dance lesson, dance, and water
All Ages Welcome. No partner needed, no dance experience necessary

Fri., June 18th
Carol Pacey & The Honeyshakers
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $5, 21+

Tuesday, June 21st
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Imperial Ballroom in Scottsdale
7:15 pm: East Coast Swing Dance Lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Dance East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop. Balboa, Charleston, and/or Shag to Swing DJs or Live Swing Bands
Imperial Ballroom - 7077 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
$10 in advance or at door - includes dance lesson and dance (cover is more on live band nights). AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
All Ages Welcome, no partner needed.

Thurs., June 23rd
Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
7:30-8:30pm: Lindy Hop dance lesson
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome.

Fri., June 24th
Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $10, 21+

Sat., June 25th
Come Back Buddy (Rockabilly and Swing)
Tempe Marketplace - 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
6pm - 9pm
Free, All ages

Sat., June 25th
CROS, Smokestack Lightning, Rocket 88s
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $10, 21+

Tuesday, June 28th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Imperial Ballroom in Scottsdale
7:15 pm: East Coast Swing Dance Lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Dance East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop. Balboa, Charleston, and/or Shag to Swing DJs or Live Swing Bands
Imperial Ballroom - 7077 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
$10 in advance or at door - includes dance lesson and dance (cover is more on live band nights). AZ Lindy class cards welcome.
All Ages Welcome, no partner needed.

Thurs., June 30th
Lindy Hop Intermediate 5 week-progressive series every Thursday in June at Dance Wise Studio
7:30-8:30pm: Lindy Hop dance lesson
Dance Wise Studio - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
$10 per class. All ages welcome, no partner needed. AZ Lindy class cards welcome. 

Swing Out - Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, and Blues Events around the World
see a full list of events around the world at: http://www.swingplanit.com/
Please check websites for updates and watch for cancellations.

May 26-29, 2022
Copenhagen Lindy Exchange
Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.copenhagenlindyexchange.dk/

May 27-30, 2022
Camp Jitterbug
Seattle, WA
https://www.campjitterbug.com/

June 10-13, 2022
Melbourne Swing Festival
Melbourne, Australia
https://www.melbourneswingfestival.com/

June 24-26, 2022
Oxford Lindy Exchange
Oxford, United Kingdom
http://www.oxfordlindyexchange.com/

September 2-5, 2022
Camp Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA (LAX Marriott)
https://camphollywood.net/

September 10-11, 2022
Sydney Lindy Exchange
Sydney, Australia
https://www.swingplanit.com/event/www.sydneylindyexchange.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/

Global Shim Sham for Frankie Manning Wishing Frankie a Happy Birthday!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_k_BIA_unI

Hellzapoppin' Lindy Hop Scene, in full color: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzc7vY9VTnk

 

Recommended Spotify Playlists

Try these two playlists to listen to some great swing music.
Lindy Hop Favorites: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/327oClXmiUlwaisStyyFze

Dance Etiquette - A Lindy hoppers guide to Dance etiquette
Dance with everyone
During the dance rotation you will probably dance with partners from a wide age range, varying ability level, and who identify anywhere on the gender spectrum. Give everyone a chance and dance with them, even if it’s outside your comfort zone. HOWEVER, if someone is displaying creepy behavior, harassing you or another dancer, or is making hateful comments you are allowed to step out of the rotation when you come to them. You do not need to dance with someone who makes you feel unsafe. You may be surprised the friendships that brief in-class dance-partnership may open up for you!

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!!