Saturday, Jan 2, 2010 • 6th Annual New Years Black Tie Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


Happy New Year! You’ve rung OUT the old year so swing IN the New Year with us.  Enjoy the fabulous sounds of Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra from NYC.

Formal attire encouraged, but optional

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Note:  There will be NO INTERMEDIATE LESSON this evening.
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Band: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra is an ensemble steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the Roaring Twenties. Their size ranges from a full 11-piece orchestra to smaller incarnations. They play their “Hot-and-Sweet” music anywhere that fine and eclectic tastes meet.

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The Dreamland Orchestra is authentic. Arenella transcribes by hand their entire repertoire from period recordings. Their delivery, as well as their instruments, attire, and equipment — are faithfully accurate. Arenella’s strong yet vulnerable baritone lacks pretense or sarcasm. He treasures each lyric, and has faith in the songs he sings. Even the most optimisic Tin Pan Alley tune has a disarming quality in his hands.

Though certainly anachronistic, the orchestra’s presence invokes the vibrations of something unmistakably timeless. While authentic to a “T”, Michael Arenella prefers not to be labelled a recreationalist. He takes an antiquated template and infuses it with the immediacy of the present. Spontanaeity is what gave the original music of the era its magic, and it is also the primary ingredient and imprimatur of the Dreamland Orchestra.

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His men are dapper dandies; hair pomaded and shoes shined. They are based in New York, which with London were the halcyon capitals of decadence. All of this allows them to capture the essence of what this music and times were all about: joy, romance, modernity, and possibility.

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 2009

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

Saturday, Jan 2, 2010 • Pictures posted of 6th Annual SDLI Swing Dance •

Posted by Tom on 01/03/2010 • Permalink


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Pictures from SDLI’s 6th Annual Black Tie Swing Dance have been posted.

http://sdli.org/LR/SDLIBlackTie2010/

Click on a picture then use your arrow key to jump from picture to picture. Right click to download an image.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 • DJ Dance at Molly Blooms • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing and good times. 

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Note:  Molly Bloom’s doesn’t serve food.  You are welcome to bring your own FOOD or take out from area restaurants, but make sure to support our venue by getting your DRINKS from the bar.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Molly Blooms

Molly Blooms, 43 East Main Street

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Molly Blooms
43 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

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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

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 • DJ Dance at Molly Blooms • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing and good times. 

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Note:  Molly Bloom’s doesn’t serve food.  You are welcome to bring your own FOOD or take out from area restaurants, but make sure to support our venue by getting your DRINKS from the bar.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Molly Blooms

Molly Blooms, 43 East Main Street

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Molly Blooms
43 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

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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

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 • LITMA/SDLI ContraSwing Dance •

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


LITMA and SDLI’s 5th Annual
Contra/Swing Dance
Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) and Swing Dance Long Island (SDLI) are teaming up for a Contra /Swing Dance once again!

Singles and beginners welcome! No partner necessary!

Dances include contra, swings and waltzes.

7:00 –7:30 Beginner 6 Count Swing Lesson
7:30 – 8:00 Contra Lesson
During the Break - Intermediate Swing Lesson
8:00 – 11:00 General Dancing

Door Prizes & Snacks / Refreshments. Please bring your favorite snack to share.

Prices*:
General Admission $15
LITMA / SDLI Members $10
Students $8

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
Its members include Sam Zygmuntowicz (fiddle, mandolin); Danny Elias (clarinet, dumbek), Bill Peek (piano, guitar, banjo) and Joe Depaolo (percussion). With all that talent, they whip up a storm that’ll rock your socks off. These are the kinds of musicians who can do most anything and tonight, they’ll provide both swing and contra dance tune sets.

Eric Hollman - Caller / Dance Instructor
Eric Hollman is a popular swing and Cajun teacher and contra dance caller in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His motto, “If you can walk, you can dance,” combined with his lucid teaching and infectious good humor, ensures a happy time for all.

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

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 • DJ Dance at Molly Blooms • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing and good times. 

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Note:  Molly Bloom’s doesn’t serve food.  You are welcome to bring your own FOOD or take out from area restaurants, but make sure to support our venue by getting your DRINKS from the bar.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Molly Blooms

Molly Blooms, 43 East Main Street

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Molly Blooms
43 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

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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

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 • Rockabilly Rave - Lindenhurst Moose Lodge • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


The 1st annual Rockabilly Rave featuring THREE live bands for only $10.

Big Daddy Deluxe
The Hornets
The Buzzards

Aslo featuring the Long Island Roller Rebels

Doors Open at 7:30 pm, lesson by SDLI at 8:00, show starts at 8:30 pm

Lindenhurst Moose Lodge
883 So. Broadway
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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, Jan 26, 2010 • DJ Dance at Molly Blooms • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 01/01/2010 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing and good times. 

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

Fundamental Lesson:  7:30pm - 8:00 pm
Open dancing to DJ music.  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Note:  Molly Bloom’s doesn’t serve food.  You are welcome to bring your own FOOD or take out from area restaurants, but make sure to support our venue by getting your DRINKS from the bar.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Molly Blooms

Molly Blooms, 43 East Main Street

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Molly Blooms
43 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

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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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