Saturday, Jan 6, 2007 • SDLI 3rd Annual New Year’s Black Tie Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • SwingPermalink


Celebrate the New Year in SDLI style!  Get dressed up and have some fun.

(Fancy dresses and Tuxes are optional, but please wear something.)

Band: Nick Palumbo and the Flipped Fedoras

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Saturday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Thursday, Jan 18, 2007 • Louis at Mirelle’s • Louis

Posted by Tom on 02/15/2007 • SalsaPermalink


"MIRELLE’S”
“THIS THURSDAY NIGHT JANUARY 18TH 2007”
THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE CLUB PRESENTED BY LOUIS DEL PRETE --- DJ
********* LATIN --- HUSTLE --- WCS*********
“THE PLACE TO BE EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT”
LARGE FLOOR STATE OF THE ART SOUND SYSTEM
GREAT HOT BUFFET, AIRCONDITIONED, DANCE LESSON
Thurs.Night: 1/18/07
7:30pm Dance Lesson
(Complimentary Beginner/ Intermediate SALSA Lesson with Louis)
OPEN DANCE: 8:15PM TO 11:30PM
ADMISSION: $14PP--INCLUDES LESSON, HOT BUFFET
DOOR PRIZES! CASH BAR!

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A great show you don’t want to miss!!
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For more info: (917) 282-2589
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Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

Organizer: Louis del Prete (Louis)

In addition to teaching Latin, Hustle and West Coast Swing, Louis is a member of the band “Fame” and DJs many dance events on the island.

Phone: 516-819-9016
Email:
Website: Ultimate Dance Calendar - LI

Friday, Jan 19, 2007 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Concert • IMAC

Posted by Tom on 01/18/2007 • SwingPermalink


Not sure how we are going to stay in our seats during this performance!

On Friday, January 19th, 2007 at 7 & 9:30pm, the Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) in Huntington, Long Island will present a concert with swinging Big Band group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Tickets for this performance are $40.00 ($30.00 for IMAC Members).  For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC’s 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS.  Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, and after 2PM on the day of the performances.  For further information, call IMAC’s business office at (631) 549-9666.

Band: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap.  A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance.  Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee.  Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion.  Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome!  In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1.  The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”.  With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Band Website:  bbvd.com

Venue: Intermedia Arts Center Theater

Intermedia Arts Center Theater

370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY

http://www.imactheater.org/

Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 49N or the Northern State Parkway to exit 40N. The exit sign will say Huntington Route 110. After a few miles you will cross Jericho Turnpike. Route 110 will change its name to New York Avenue (but will remain Rte 110). After a couple of more miles, you’ll pass the Huntington train station on your right. About a mile past the train station at 370 New York Avenue, between Carver and Elm Street, still on Route 110 and right in the middle of the block, you’ll see a big old theater building with a flat marquee up against the building. That’s IMAC. We suggest you drive past IMAC to our north corner, Elm Street. Make a right up Elm and you’ll find a large free municipal parking lot. Park and walk back to New York Avenue to enter the theater.

By Train

If you’re traveling by train, take the Long Island Railroad to Huntington (the last stop on the Huntington line). Take a taxi to IMAC, 370 New York Avenue. Taxis and trains run all night. For more information you can call IMAC business office Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays of performances after 2 pm at (631) 549-9666 or e-mail at

Organizer: Intermedia Arts Center (IMAC)

http://www.imactheater.org/

Saturday, Jan 20, 2007 • Contra/Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/28/2007 • ContraSwingPermalink


Long Island traditional Music Association (LITMA) and Swing Dance Long Island (SDLI) are teaming up for a Contra / Swing Dance.

Eric Hollman will be the Contra caller & dance instructor.

Door prizes, Snacks & refreshments. Please bring your favorite snack to share.

7:00pm Beginner swing lesson
7:30pm contra lesson
8:00pm -11:00pm dance
Intermediate swing lesson during intermission

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

BROOKLYN SWING ENSEMBLE

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Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle, mandolin
Danny Elias - clarinet, dumbek
Bill Peek - piano, guitar, banjo
Joe DePaolo - percussion

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: LITMA/SDLI

General Admission: $15, LITMA/SDLI Members: $10, Students with ID: $8.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 • Tuesday Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Even though it is the third Tuesday of the month, we are not going to have a live band.

Joe will be DJ for the first half of the evening.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Friday, Jan 26, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 01/25/2007 • BallroomPermalink


On Friday, Jan 26th, Stefany Coulter of Smooth Street Ballroom will give “International-style Waltz” lessons from 7:10 to 9:30 pm, with a short food break at about 8 pm.

After the lessons, general dancing will follow up to 11:30 pm; Digital DJ dance mix - Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, etc…

Schedule:
7:10 - 8:00: Dance Lessons, “International-style Waltz, Part 1”,
8:00 - 8:20: Dinner Break (Cold hero buffet, coffee, etc.) (heros include one vegetarian),
8:20 - 9:30: Dance Lessons, “International-style Waltz, Part 2”,
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital DJ music - Ballroom, latin, swing, etc.

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc. ($8 after 9:30 pm - just for the dance social). 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007 • Tuesday Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/29/2007 • SwingPermalink


Tom will be the DJ the first half of this evening. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members
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