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

Friday, March 1st
Swing! Swing! Swing! at the Crescent Ballroom - TWO big bands - The New Guard Big Band and Young Sounds of Arizona with special guest Dennis Rowland and a swing dance lesson!

Crescent Ballroom - 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ
7:30pm - 1:00am, $15-$20, 21+

Saturday, March 2nd
25th Annual Sentimental Dreams Dance with the Sentimental Swing Orchestra

Dance to the Big Band sounds of the 30's and 40's. Door Prizes! Raffle Prizes! 50/50 Drawing! Finger foods! Drinks available to purchase.
American Legion Post 2 - 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ
7:00pm-10:00pm, $10, All ages welcome

Sunday, March 3rd
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 1 0f 6)

4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, March 5th
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party - Fat Tuesday at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Saturday, March 9th
Blues Blast Presented by the Phoenix Blues Society

Live blues and swing music from: The Paladins, The 44s, Chuck Hall, Geo Bowman, Cadillac Assembly Line, Joe Kopicki , and a special presentation from Guitars4Vets Band!
Margaret T Hance Park - 1202 N 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ
10:00am – 7:00pm, $15-$30, All ages welcome

Saturday, March 9th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Mesa - 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ
1:00pm - 2:00pm, FREE, All ages

Sunday, March 10th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 2 0f 6)
4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, March 12th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Friday, March 15th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Saturday, March 16th
A Night in the 40's Big Band Hangar Dance
CAF Airbase Arizona - 2017 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ
5:00pm - 11:00pm, $40-$45, All ages

Sunday, March 17th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 3 0f 6)
4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Sunday, March 24th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 4 0f 6)
4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, March 26th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Saturday, March 30th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Phoenix - 8034 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
11:00am - 12:00pm, FREE, All ages

Sunday, March 31st
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 5 0f 6)
4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Saturday, April 6th
ROCKABILLY SATURDAY NIGHT!
with VOODOO SWING, MARIO MORENO & THE BLACK & TANS, PAT ROBERTS & THE HEYMAKERS
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, April 7th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new beginning/Intermediate courses! (week 6 0f 6)
4:00 pm: East Coast Swing Beginning/Intermediate
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals and Beyond
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, April 9th
Bruce Gates Big Band at FatCat

Live 18-piece big band playing the best dance tunes from the 1930's and 40's.
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, $15-$20, All ages welcome

Wednesday, April 17th
Postmodern Jukebox in Mesa

Mesa Arts Center - One East Main St., Mesa, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $42-$208, All ages welcome

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/

March 1-3, 2019
Inspiration weekend
Fullerton, CA
inspirationweekend.com/

March 1-3, 2019
Vietnam Lindy Exchange
Hoi An, Viet Nam
http://www.thevlx.net

March 8-10, 2019
Orlando Lindy Exchange - Turn It Up to 11
Orlando, FL
http://www.orlx.org/

March 22-24, 2019
Moscow Jazz Weekend
Moscow, Russian Federation
www.msds.ru

April 12-14, 2019
LA Shag Festival
Los Angeles, CA
https://www.lashagfestival.com/

April 12-14, 2019
Prague Spring Swing Festival
Prague, Czech Republic
https://www.pragueswingfestivals.com/pssf/

April 18-21, 2019
BarSWINGona Festival - XXI Edition
Barcelona, Spain
http://www.barswingona.org/

April 26-28, 2019
DCLX - Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange
Washington, D.C.
https://dclx.org/

April 29-May 5, 2019
Bal Week (Week long Balboa event in NYC!)
New York, NY
https://www.balweek.com/

May 9-12, 2019
Warsaw Collegiate Shag Festival
Warsaw, Poland
https://www.facebook.com/events/189528031864153/

May 17-19, 2019
Portland Lindy Exchange
Portland, Oregon
http://www.pdxlx.com

May 24-27, 2019
Camp Jitterbug
Seattle, WA
https://www.campjitterbug.com/

May 24-27, 2019
London Swing Festival
London, United Kingdom
http://www.londonswingfestival.co.uk

May 29-June 2, 2019
Copenhagen Lindy Exchange
Denmark, Copenhagen
http://www.copenhagenlindyexchange.dk

June 7-10, 2019
Melbourne Swing Festival
Melbourne, Australia
https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneSwingFestival

June 13-16, 2019
All Balboa Weekend
Cleveland, OH
http://www.allbalboa.com

June 29-August 3, 2019
Herrang Dance Camp
Herrang, Sweden
https://www.herrang.com/

July 5-8, 2019
Glasgow Shag Festival
Glasgow, UK
http://www.glasgowshagfestival.com

July 17-20, 2019
Hamburg Balboa Exchange
Hamburg, Germany
https://hamburgbalboaexchange.wordpress.com/

August 15-19, 2019
Great Lakes Balboa Escape
Chicago, IL
http://www.greatlakesbalboaescape.com

August 22-25, 2019
Porto Swing Jam
Porto, Portugal
http://portoswingjam.com/

August 30-September 2, 2019
Camp Hollywood XXII and the National Jitterbug Championships
Los Angeles, CA
https://camphollywood.net/

September 6-8, 2019
Sydney Lindy Exchange
Sydney, Australia
http://www.sydneylindyexchange.com/

September 6-8, 2019
Transwingvania Lindy Exchange
Brasov, Romania
http://www.transwingvania.com

September 12-15, 2019
Barcelona Lindy Exchange
Barcelona, Spain
http://www.barcelonalindyexchange.net

September 13-15, 2019
Amsterdam Lindy Exchange
Amsterdam, Netherlands
https://amsterdamlindyexchange.com/

September 27-29, 2019
Oslo Lindy Exchange
Oslo, Norway
http://www.facebook.com/events/601615266964580/

October 3-10, 2019
Balboa Castle Camp
Beesenstedt, Germany
http://www.balboacastlecamp.de

November 21-28, 2019
Kiwi Lindy Exchange
South Island, New Zealand
https://www.kiwilindyexchange.com/

December 26, 2019-January 1, 2020
Lindy Focus
Asheville, NC
http://www.lindyfocus.com/

February 15-22, 2020
Swingin' on the Sea Cruise - Lindy and Balboa Cruise to the Exotic Caribbean
Miami, FL; Grand Turk, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Angel Cove, Dominican Republic
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/

New Guard Big Band - Moten Swing (See this band LIVE on Friday, March 1st at Crescent ballroom in Phoenix): https://youtu.be/2YUOqFg9XnM

A Night in the 40's Big Band Dance (March 16, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_UGWe0XNIA

Dance Etiquette - Asking for a Dance

When asking for a dance, it is easiest to stay with traditional phrases:
"May I have this dance?'', "Would you like to dance?'', "Shall we dance?''
In the past it has been the tradition that men asked women to dance. But this custom has gradually changed. Today, women should feel equally comfortable asking a partner for a dance, even in a formal setting.
If your desired partner is with a group, be unambiguous and make eye contact when asking for a dance. If you vaguely approach a group, two individuals may think you are asking for a dance. You can imagine that the one not getting the dance is going to be miffed. Let's avoid such awkward moments by a decisive approach and solid eye contact.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"I think fooseball is a combination of soccer and shishkabobs."

 

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!!