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

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+

Tuesday, April 9th
Bruce Gates Big Band and Steve's Birthday Bash at Fatcat Ballroom

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 10th
NEW - 2nd Wednesday Swing Social

NRG Ballroom (formerly Paragon) - 931 E Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ (Rural and Elliot)
7:30 pm - 8:15pm: East Coast Swing dance lesson
8:15pm - 9:30 pm: Dance to Swing DJs
$10, All ages welcome

Thursday, April 11th
Cadillac Angels (Rockabilly)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $8, 21+

Saturday, April 13th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Mesa - 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ
1:00pm - 2:00pm, FREE, All ages

Saturday, April 13th
ADRIANNA MARIE & HER GROOVECUTTERS (Swing)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Tuesday, April 16th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Thursday, April 18th
Wayne "The Train" Hancock (Rockabilly)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $20-$22, 21+

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

Friday, April 19
The Mingus Mountain BopTet for Mid-Century Modern Happy Hour
The Elks Ballroom - 117 E Gurley St Prescott, AZ
6:00pm - 8:00pm, $7 Cover; All ages

Saturday, April 20th
Soul Power Band (Soul and Blues)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Tuesday, April 23rd
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Saturday, April 27th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Phoenix - 8034 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
11:00am - 12:00pm, FREE, All ages

Saturday, April 27th
DANIELLE NICOLE with THE ROCKET 88S (Blues)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $12-$15, 21+

Tuesday, April 30th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Tuesday, May 7th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Thursday, May 9th
TERRY HANCK with the BAD NEWS BLUES BAND
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Saturday, May 11th
Soul Power Band (Soul and Blues)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, May 12th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new Partner Charleston and Intermediate Lindy hop 3-week courses! (week 1 0f 3)

4:00 pm: Partner Charleston
5:00pm: Lindy Hop Intermediate
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, May 14th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Sunday, May 19th
Swing Sundays at FatCat - new Partner Charleston and Intermediate Lindy hop 3-week courses! (week 2 0f 3)

4:00 pm: Partner Charleston
5:00pm: Lindy Hop Intermediate
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
All ages welcome, $9-$15

Tuesday, May 21st
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

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

Tuesday, May 28th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

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/

Bruce Gates Big Band - Swingin' the Blues (Dance to this band Tues., April 9th at FatCat!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjcn3qDpQo

Postmodern Jukebox - Africa (appearing at Mesa Arts Center on April 17th, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUlRavyDP6o

Dance Etiquette - After a dance

After the dance is finished and before parting, thank your partner.  The proper answer to "Thank you.'' on the dance floor is "Thank you.'' The point is that the thanks is not due to a favor, but to politeness. If you enjoyed the dance, let your partner know. Compliment your partner on their dancing. Be specific about it if you can: "I really enjoyed that double reverse spin. You led/followed that beautifully!''

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them."

 

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!!