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

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

Saturday, May 25th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Phoenix - 8034 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
11:00am - 12:00pm, FREE, All ages

Saturday, May 25th
CHICO CHISM MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Saturday, May 25th
Pat Roberts and The Heymakers
THE GRAND - 718 N Central Ave., Phoenix
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, FREE, 21+

Sunday, May 26th
World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning birthday celebration
The Newton - 300 West Camelback Rd., Phoenix
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, FREE, All ages

Tuesday, May 28th
11 year anniversary of Swing Tuesdays at Fatcat Ballroom
Live swing music from the Lava Hot Jazz Band
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, $12 advance, $15 at door, All ages welcome

Thursday, May 30th
Voodoo Swing
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, FREE, 21+

Tuesday, June 4th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Saturday, June 8th
Ukulele JAMboree - Learn to strum and sing!
Bookmans Mesa - 1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ
1:00pm - 2:00pm, FREE, All ages

Tuesday, June 11th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Wednesday, June 12th
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

Saturday, June 15th
CHE NEMETH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Tuesday, June 18th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Saturday, June 22nd
Swingin' oin Route 66 - Lindy Hop and Balboa workshop in Flagstaff
Flagstaff YMCA
11:00 am - 4:00 pm, $39, All ages

Saturday, June 22nd
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, June 23
BIG DADDY D & THE DYNAMITES, SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, THE HOODOO CASTERS
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, $10, 21+

Tuesday, June 25th
Tuesday Swing Dance at Fatcat

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

Friday, June 28th
The 44s
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Saturday, June 29th
THE DAVE RILEY / BOB CORRITORE JUKE JOINT BLUES BAND
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

 

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/

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!!