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

Thursday, September 12th
Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $20-$25, 21+

Friday, September 13th
Voodoo Swing
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $5, 21+

Saturday, September 14th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Mesa - 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ
1:00pm - 2:00pm, FREE, All ages

Saturday, September 14th
Soul Power Band
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, September 15th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 2 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

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

Thursday, September 19th
IGOR & THE RED ELVISES
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Friday, September 20th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Saturday, September 21st
ZOG'S TIKI LOUNGE PARTY 7 with SURFSIDE IV, AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
7:30 pm - 1:00 am, $12, 21+

Sunday, September 22nd
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 3 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Tuesday, September 24th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Wednesday, September 25th
NEW - 2nd and 4th 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

Saturday, September 28th
AZ Swing Jam 23: Groovie Movie Edition with Dance legend Jean Veloz
FatCat Ballroom - 3131 East Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
12pm-3pm: Dance workshop
$49 for all classes, or $20 for drop in class, All ages welcome

Saturday, September 28th
Vintage Swing Night at the Newton
Newton/Changing Hands Bookstore - 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30pm - 8:00pm: Swing dance lesson
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Dance to DJs
FREE, All ages welcome

Sunday, September 29th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 4 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Tuesday, October 1st
Gunhild Carling at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, $20-$25, All ages welcome

Friday, October 4th
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS (Blues)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $14-$16, 21+

Saturday, October 5th
Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, October 6th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 5 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Tuesday, October 8th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Wednesday, October 9th
NEW - 2nd and 4th 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

Saturday, October 12th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Mesa - 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ
1:00pm - 2:00pm, FREE, All ages

Saturday, October 12th
The 44s (Blues)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Sunday, October 13th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 6 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Tuesday, October 15th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Sunday, October 20th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 1 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Tuesday, October 22nd
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $10, All ages welcome

Wednesday, October 23rd
NEW - 2nd and 4th 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

Friday, October 25th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, October 27th
Swing Sundays at Fatcat (week 2 of 6)
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm: East Coast Swing (Beginning to Intermediate)
5:00pm: Lindy Hop FUNdamentals
$65 for all six weeks, class card for best deal, $15 drop in. All ages welcome

Sunday, October 27th
WAYNE "THE TRAIN" HANCOCK with BREA BURNS & THE BOLEROS
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $20-$22, 21+

Tuesday, October 29th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat - HALLOWEEN DANCE
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/

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/

Jean Veloz in the Groovie Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKW8KagR93Q
Jean Veloz at Camp Hollywood 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpOc3ZwOCY&t=9s

Gunhild Carling with Postmodern Jukebox - Happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xywNeumntoE
Gunhild Carling - Minnie the Moocher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC_RUAr9hR0

Dance Etiquette - Personal Grooming Arizona edition

Dancing is an activity where two people come in close contact. Before a dance:
Shower and use a deodorant, Brush teeth and use mouthwash or breath mint, Abstain from foods that produce strong odors, like those heavy in garlic
During a dance:
Check your grooming periodically, freshen up and towel off periodically in the bathroom, bring an extra shirt with you to the dance, in case you need to change during the dance.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle."

 

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!!