Sunday, Apr 1, 2007 • Eight to the Bar • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 03/25/2007 • SwingPermalink


April 1 , 2007 ( First Sunday of the month)

Band: Eight to the Bar.

DJ: John Festa

Members, Seniors and Students : $11
General Admission : $15
(We are not accepting new memberships or renewals during this time of transition.)

Dance classes are held from 7-8 PM before the band starts playing. There is no additional charge for these classes which are taught by guest instructors from various dance schools. The band plays from 8:00 to midnight, usually broken up into four sets. Recorded music is played during the three intermissions, so people can still dance while the band is on break. Sometimes an intermission will feature dance performances by guest artists.

Band: Eight to the Bar

Web: www.eighttothebar.com
Email:

Venue: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church

St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue
New York City, NY

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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Website: http://www.nysds.org/
Information: 212-NY-NYSDS

Email List:

Monday, Apr 2, 2007 • WC Swing Lesson • Ellen

Posted by Tom on 04/02/2007 • West Coast SwingPermalink


Dancing starts at 7:00PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held every Sunday). 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Matty T’s Roadhouse USA

Matty T's

Matty T’s Roadhouse USA is a one of a kind, country western bar here on Long Island. Lot’s of special events with a great lineup of country western bands.

Matty T’s has been offering West Coast Swing lessons every Monday evening with Ellen. (Previously held Sunday evenings, but move to Mondays effective March 5th, 2007).

Web: http://mattyts.com
Phone: 631.667.6868 or 631-595-WEST

Directions:
From the Southern State: Take exit 39N Beer Park. Go About 8/10 of a mile North. Make a slight Right onto Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 1.2 miles on your left hand side.

From the LIE: Take exist 52 Commack Road. Head South on Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 2.5 miles up on your right hand side.

Note on Parking: Please do not park in the lots to the left and right of Matty T’s. Park in the rear, street or in the Bank just North on opposite side of the street.

356 Commack Road
Deer Park, NY

Organizer: Ellen (Ellen)

Ellen teaches West Coast Swing (WCS) every week at Matty T’s.

Dancing is every Wednesday night at 7:30PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held on Sunday and Mondays).

Any questions call Ellen at 631-979-0713

Cover charge for Dancing and Instruction: $10

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2007 • Intermediate Charleston Lesson • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/05/2007 • Permalink


We will be trying something new!

Once a month, we will be having two instructors at 8:00PM. One set of instructors will be teaching beginner east coast swing. The other set of instructors will be teaching an intermediate lesson for our more experienced dancers.

Dave and Stephanie will be teaching an intermediate level Charleston class.

Brad & Ashley will be teaching a fundamentals of Swing class.

DJs: Dave & Rudy

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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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, Apr 6, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/02/2007 • BallroomPermalink


GIF @ BROOKHAVEN: April 6th, 2007:

(Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York; see “Directions to BNL” at the bottom of this mail).

This coming Friday, April 6th, Donna De Simone will give lessons in “Hustle” from 7:10 to 9:30 pm, with a short food break at about 8 pm.

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

7:10 - 8:00: Dance Lessons, “Hustle, Part 1”,
8:00 - 8:20: Dinner Break (Cold hero buffet, coffee, etc.) (heros include one vegetarian),
8:20 - 9:30: Dance Lessons, “Hustle, Part 2”,
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ general dance mix

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). 

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

Saturday, Apr 7, 2007 • Dance to the Big Band Sound of the LI Sound Swing Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/16/2007 • SwingPermalink


We will be kicking off our Spring dance calendar with the Big Band sound of Bill Wilkinson and the LI Sound Swing Band.

Beginner swing lesson at 7:30 PM, with the band playing between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

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

Sunday, Apr 8, 2007 • Swing Remix at SOL (Canceled) •

Posted by Tom on 03/29/2007 • SwingPermalink


UPDATE: 3/28/2007 10:39PM: Event canceled. Their next event will be April 29th.

Swing Remix at SOL
SOL 609 West 29th Street NYC

A new dance event sizzles at SOL Sunday April 8th 2007.
They will be combining Dance Workshops, Fabulous Swing Bands, styling DJ’s playing great music at a hot NYC nightclub. If you dance, or if you just like great music, you won’t want to miss this.

April 8th Features the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Dance Workshops beginning late afternoon and a guest performance too! Doors open for general admission at 7:00PM. Band plays 8pm – 11:30pm. General admission tickets only $11 if purchased online! $16 at the door.  Special dance workshops before the event are an extra fee.  Swing Remix is produced by Spencer “Spencer” Weisbond, Paolo “Pants”, Jumpin Entertainment, and SOL.

Visit http://www.swingremix.com for all the details, to purchase tickets online and to join their mailing list.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007 • SDLI Tuesday Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/05/2007 • SwingPermalink


Sarah & Gilles will be teaching a fundamentals of Swing lesson at 8:00 PM.

DJs: Shara & Shiva

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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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, Apr 13, 2007 • C.W. Post’s 1950’s Sock Hop Fundraiser •

Posted by Tom on 04/12/2007 • Permalink


Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble of C.W. Post will be having a 1950’s Sock Hop on Friday, April 13th. Sounds like a lot of fun with 50’s themed evening, centered around dinner and swing dancing lessons.

The ensemble has been given the opportunity to perform in the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux Switzerland.  This Sock Hop event will help raise money for the cost of this tour.

5:30PM Dinner (Open only for Dinner ticket holders)
6:30PM Dance Lesson (Doors open at 6:30PM for Dance-only ticket holders)
7:30PM-10:30PM Dance & Silent Auction

Dinner tickets ($45) can be reserved by calling 516.299.2475 by 3pm on Thurs., April 12th.
The $15 tickets do not need to be reserved and can be purchased at the door.

Tilles Center Atrium
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548

Event website at http://www.mikefries.net/sockhop/

Dinner/Dancing Ticket = $45
Dancing Ticket = $15

Friday, Apr 13, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/10/2007 • BallroomSalsaPermalink


This coming Friday, April 13th, Kelly Ficarra will give lessons in “Salsa” from 7:10 to 9:30 pm, with a short food break at about 8 pm.

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

7:10 - 8:00: Dance Lessons, “Salsa, Part 1”,
8:00 - 8:20: Dinner Break (Cold hero buffet, coffee, etc.) (heros include one vegetarian),
8:20 - 9:30: Dance Lessons, “Salsa, Part 2”,
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ general dance mix

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). 

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

Friday, Apr 13, 2007 • Friday Night RUMBA Dance Workshops and Socials • Dance Magic

Posted by Tom on 03/12/2007 • BallroomPermalink


Friday Night Dance Workshops and Socials

1 Hour Dance workshop with US CHAMPION GINY RAE!

Heros, salad, soft drinks, fruit, dessert, and coffee.
Workshop at 7:30pm, General Dancing to follow Admission:  $14 per person

SINGLES AND COUPLES WELCOME!

Organizer: Dance Magic Ballroom (Dance Magic)

US ballroom champion Giny Rae has been teaching ballroom dancing to many people on Long Island through instruction at Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Giny also teach dance at her Dance Magic ballroom studio in Saint James. Check out the website for their social dance parties (typically Friday, Saturdays and Sundays).

Giny Rae
Dance Magic Ballroom and Dance Studio
655 Middle Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone: (631)584-7100
Web: http://www.DanceMagicBallroom.com/
Email:

Giny Rae - Owner and Artistic Director
A member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF), Giny Rae has over 20 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and Dance Magic has won several studio awards. Her leading corporate client is the Ballroom Dance Club at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club.

Giny Rae also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of “Member with Honors” from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge. Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:

1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV “Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing” - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

Alexis Andrea - Instructor
An accomplished dancer and the daughter of Giny Rae, Alexis has returned from performing with the London based production of “Simply Ballroom”, at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Alexis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School in Syosset, New York and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has been President of the Stony Brook University Ballroom Dance Club and Competition Team and has won many awards during her competitive career.  When she is not traveling, Alexis teaches several classes at the studio.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2007 • Dave & Kim Lindy Hop Workshop • Brown U. Swing

Posted by Tom on 03/22/2007 • SwingPermalink


Dave & Kim Lindy Hop Workshop at Brown U., Providence RI!!!

The Brown Swing Club will be hosting a DAVE & KIM WORKSHOP on April 14-15, 2007!!

Dave Frutos and Kim are six time US Open finalists, including their title as the 1998 US OPEN Lindy Hop Showcase Champions, and have film and television credits, including “Mulholland Drive”, “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “Ally McBeal”, were choreographers for “The 13th Floor” and “Pearl Harbor”, and appeared in Brian Setzer’s “Jump, Jive ‘N Wail” music video.  With their upbeat teaching style and clear explanations, Dave and Kim will teach you the Lindy Hop social dance skills that are needed for a solid foundation, and the Flash and Trash moves you can’t get enough of for jam circles, or just for fun!

Details, full class descriptions, & Registration are at: http://www.brown.edu/students/swing

This weekend swing dance extravaganza features:

- Eight workshop classes with nationally acclaimed instructors Dave Frutos and Kim Clever!
- Saturday evening swing dance featuring the big band sounds of “The Swing Legacy”!
- Lindy-Hop demo by Dave & Kim at the dance!

All lessons and the dance will be held at Brown University, in Leung Gallery(2nd floor of the Faunce Building on the Main Green), 75 Waterman Street, Providence RI, 02912.
Workshop Class Schedule

Saturday, April 14th
10:00-11:00am Beginning Social Style Lindy
11:15am-12:15pm Intermediate Lindy Hop
1:15-2:15pm Charleston-Hop!
2:30-3:30pm Tricks Yo Mama Could Do!

Sunday, April 15th
10:00-11:00am Charlestion for Sunday Morning Hangovers
11:15am-12:15pm Fast Lindy Basics
1:15-2:15pm How to Fake Musicality
2:30-3:30pm Fast Lindy II
Workshop Pricing Information

*Note: Checks must be postmarked by Monday, April 9th to receive Pre-Registration pricing.

FULL WEEKEND PASS
This includes all 8 classes and FREE entry to the Saturday Night Dance!
Pre-Registration: General Public: $80; Students: $50
Regular Registration: General Public: $90; Students: $60

SINGLE DAY PASS
This includes 4 classes on one day. Saturday Night Dance not included (cost $7).
Pre-Registration: General Public: $50; Students: $35
Regular Registration: General Public: $60; Students: $40

CLASSES A LA CARTE
Mix and match to make your perfect schedule. Saturday Night Dance not included (cost $7).
Pre-Registration: General Public: $13/class; Students: $10/class
Regular Registration: General Public: $15/class; Students: $13/class

Class Descriptions

A. Beginning Social Style Lindy Hop
A class for the newbies, or folks who want a tune up. No previous Lindy experience required.

B. Intermediate Lindy Hop
Patterns for people who are comfortable with the basic and Lindy patterns. Not a continuation class of beginning Lindy Hop

C. Charleston-Hop!
That’s right, Charleston for your Lindy Hop for beginner and beyond

D. Tricks Yo Mama Could Do!
All levels can enjoy this class of social moves and tricks that are easy to learn… AND easy to use!

E. Charleston for Sunday Morning Hangovers
Geared for Intermediate dancers that are comfortable mixing Charleston with Lindy and are ready for new Charleston patterns.

F. Fast Lindy Basics: The How To…
For Lindy hoppers that are experienced but would like some tips and help kicking it up a notch! (Beg/Int. level.)

G. How to Fake Musicality
David and I share our secrets on how to look and feel musical when you dance… even if you are not. (Intermediate level.)

H. Fast Lindy II: So you think you can dance…
Not for the weak… prepare to sweat! This is where David and Kim challenge the bad a**

Organizer: Brown University Swing Club (Brown U. Swing)

The Brown University Swing Club offers weekly lessons and informal practices for anyone who loves swing or would like to learn. Lessons are open to and free for everyone, so please stop by! No experience, no partner necessary! The club also hosts an annual workshop, dances, and social events throughout the year.

Website: http://brown.edu/Students/swing/

Saturday, Apr 14, 2007 • Rhythm of Dance Social • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 01/26/2007 • BallroomPermalink


DJ: Louis del Prete

Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Sunday, Apr 15, 2007 • Swing Dance Demo (Canceled) • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/14/2007 • Permalink


UPDATE: April 13th, 5:00PM - Due to concerns about the predicted bad weather on Sunday, the event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule the event for another Sunday Evening.

We are going to put on a Swing Dance demo for the folks at the Dominican Village Retirement Community in Amityville on Sunday, April 15 between 7:00PM and 8:00PM. The Dominican Village has a new state of the art auditorium, with a large dance floor which fits up to 250 people. If you are a SDLI member and would like to volunteer (i.e. dance to swing music) please sign up at our Tuesday dances.

Venue: Dominican Village

Dominican Village - Helen Butler Hall

Dominican Village
565 Albany Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701

Website: http://dominicanvillage.org/
Phone: (631) 842-6091

When you first drive into the Dominican Village, the Amitycenter building will be the first building on your left. You will want to continue straight back (keeping the Amitycenter building on your left), and park in the back lot.
The dance floor is located in the Helen Butler OP Hall & Conference Center within the Dominican Village complex.

DIRECTIONS TO DOMINICAN VILLAGE

From - South and East

Take Southern State Parkway WEST toward New York

Exit # 34 (New Highway) off of Southern State

Make a left at the light (New Highway)

At the traffic light is Route 109.

Continue on New Highway over the Railroad Tracks.

At the first light (Albany Avenue) make a right.

Approximately 1/2 mile on the left you will see Dominican Village


From - North and East

Take Northern Parkway WEST to

Exit # 44 - Sagtikos Parkway SOUTH

Merge onto Sunken Meadow Parkway South

Sunken Meadow Parkway South becomes Sagtikos Parkway South

At end of Sagtikos Parkway - bear right to Southern State Parkway WEST

Exit # 34 (New Highway) off of Southern State

Make a left at the light (New Highway)

At the traffic light is Route 109.

Continue on New Highway over the Railroad Tracks.

At the first light (Albany Avenue) make a right.

Approximately 1/2 mile on the left you will see Dominican Village

From - North and West (for South and West - follow directions from Southern State Parkway)

Take Meadowbrook Parkway SOUTH

Exit M6 E - Southern State Parkway East toward Eastern L.I.

Exit # 33 - Route 109 (towards Babylon).

At light make a right onto New Highway

Continue on New Highway over the Railroad Tracks.

At the first light (Albany Avenue) make a right.

Approximately 1/2 mile on the left you will see Dominican Village

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.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007 • Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/02/2007 • Permalink


Lil’ Cliff is back! Join us at Brennan’s for a great event.

John & Shannon will be teaching a fundamentals of swing lesson at 8:00PM.

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

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 Band

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

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/19/2007 • BallroomSwingPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: April 20th, 2007:

This coming Friday, April 20th, Rudy will give lessons in “Lindy Hop” from 7:10 to 9:30 pm, with a short food break at about 8 pm.

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

7:10 - 8:00: Dance Lessons, “Lindy Hop, Part 1”,
8:00 - 8:20: Dinner Break (Cold hero buffet, coffee, etc.) (heros include one vegetarian),
8:20 - 9:30: Dance Lessons, “Lindy Hop, Part 2”,
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ general dance mix

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).

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

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 • Ithaca Lindy Reunion • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 04/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Ithaca Lindy Reunion

The former capital of Lindy Hop welcomes you back for a weekend of Lindy Hop workshops with Peter Strom and Ramona Staffeld!  As well as the array of beginning to advanced Lindy Hop workshops, there’s a blues workshop and an advanced critique class limited to 20 dancers.

We have the amazing fortune to have the Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pittsburgh for our Friday dance.  They are beloved by Lindy Hop and Balboa enthusiasts all over the country and play at top events everywhere.

On Saturday evening, experience one of Ithaca’s favorite bands, Djug Django.  They are known for their tight rhythm and choppin’ guitars that will make you want to move!

Late night DJ blues dance parties will be held at historic Ithaca homes with DJs Mike Thibault and Dhruv Bhargava.

Ithaca’s beautiful scenery will be featured in a Saturday afternoon group hike to Taughannock Falls.  Find out for yourself why we all sport “Ithaca is Gorges” T-shirts.

Early registration discount is available if your check is received by April 10th.  Check must be received by April 1st if you would like a Reunion T-shirt.

Billeting is available with charming Ithaca hosts.

Presented by the Cornell Swing Dance Club and Ithaca Swing Dance Network.

Event Website: http://www.ithacalindyreunion.com.

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 • Doo Wop Night • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 04/19/2007 • Permalink


The North Patchogue Fire Department Benevolent Association proudly presents a Doo Wop Dinner/Dance.

Saturday, April 21st at the No. Patchogue Firehouse
33 Davidson Ave

$35/person includes: Roast Beef Dinner, Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee and Dessert

Dinner served between 6:30PM until 8:00PM with live musical entertainment until midnight provided by Somewhere in Time and the Express!

To reserve your tickets call 475-1788 ext 242

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007 • Two Lessons • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/05/2007 • SwingPermalink


Rudy will be teaching a fundamentals of Swing lesson at 8:00pm.

Brad & Ashley will be teaching a intermediate lesson at 8:00pm.

Dancing to DJ music starts at 8:30PM.

DJs: Joe & Brad

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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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, Apr 27, 2007 • Swingin’ Into Spring, 60 Years Hence • BNL

Posted by Tom on 04/23/2007 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: April 27th, 2007:

6:30 - 7:15: Buffet Dinner at the South Room; NOTE: THIS FRIDAY, BUFFET DINNER STARTS EARLY AT 6:30 PM!!
7:15 - 8:15: Lindy Hop lessons at the North Ballroom; quick review of the basics, then the 8-count moves, and then finally the basic lindy charleston;
8:15 - 8:30: Dance practice with DJ music;
8:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with live music by the 20-pc big band, “Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Orchestra”; DJ music in between sets.

*This special event is dedicated to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Brookhaven National Laboratory. The 1-hr. video of the 60th Anniversary Revue that was performed on March 21st at the Berkner Hall Auditorium will be played at the South Room. When you want to take a break from dancing at the North Room, you can go and relax at the South Room and watch the stage performance of some of your friends grin In addition, you will learn a lot of history about Brookhaven National Lab - from 1947, when it was born, up to the present!

Email Rudy ASAP for a reservation; if your name is on the reserved list, you pay only $25 at the door, otherwise it’s $35! Holders of valid 8-day passes pay only $8 in addition to 1 punch-out.

COST INCLUDE THE LESSONS AND THE USUAL FOOD AND DESSERT BUFFET. (valid 8-day pass holders get 20% discount).

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

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

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 • Benefit Swing Dance in Providence • Swingin' 88's

Posted by Tom on 04/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Get ready for a Special Benefit Dance on April 28, 2007! Have you bought your raffle tickets yet?

We will be having a special dance on that day from which all funds will be donated to Day One, a Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center in Providence! There will be live music with Roger Ceresi’s Rockin’ All Starz , swingin’ tunes by DJ Swing Daddy & DJ ShawneeMac, and Raffles! Help us make a difference. Schedule is as follows:

* Music starts at 5:00 pm with DJ Swing Daddy & DJ ShawneeMac
* Music by Roger Ceresi’s All Starz 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm (DJ music during breaks)
* Light food (pizza, pasta, etc.) served 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Other snacks available throughout event
* Raffles -$5 each/ 3 for $10 - To buy tickets, find a Swingin’ 88’er at a dance or call 508-222-2185
* Raffle Prizes - 1st prize - 2GB Apple Ipod + $25 Itunes card; 2nd prize - $100 Lottery Tree; 3rd prize - Annual Pass to Swingin’ 88’s Dances
* Admission - $15
* Location: Brightridge Club (front hall) - East Providence, RI
* More info - 508-222-2185,

Organizer: Swingin’ 88’s (Swingin' 88's)

The Swingin’ 88’s are a group of swing dancers in southern New England. They host a monthly dance at the Brightridge Club in East Providence, RI usually on the last Saturday of the month. Check out the website calendar and news pages for area happenings.

http://www.swingin88.com/

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 • SOL Sunday • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 04/19/2007 • Permalink


A new dance event sizzles at SOL Sunday April 29th 2007. They will be combining Dance Workshops, Fabulous Swing Bands, styling DJ’s playing great music at a hot NYC nightclub. If you dance, or if you just like great music, you won’t want to miss this.

April 29th Features The Boilermakers Jazz Band, Dance Workshops beginning late afternoon and a guest performance too! Doors open for general admission at 7:00PM. Band plays 8pm – 11:30pm. General admission tickets only $11 if purchased online! $16 at the door. ($14 at door if you sign our online mailing list) Special dance workshops before the event are an extra fee.  Swing Remix is produced by Spencer “Spencer” Weisbond, Paolo “Pants”, Jumpin Entertainment, and SOL.

Visit www.swingremix.com for all the details,

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

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