Saturday, Apr 3, 2010 • Lady Luck & The Suicide Kings - Easter Weekend • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 04/01/2010 • Permalink


Spring has arrived!!!  Come celebrate with one of our most popular bands, Lady Luck & the Suicide Kings.  If you’ve heard them before you know how good the 6 piece band can play the swing standards and Kate, their vocalist, is one of the best around.  If you haven’t seen this band yet, thank the Easter Bunny for this wonderful treat.  They are dark chocolate good...

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Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Band: Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings

With infectious energy and superior musicianship Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings bring the best of Jazz, Swing and Blues to modern audiences, making the most standard of standards feel entirely new again. Not content to just mimic the sounds of yesteryear, this band embodies all the excitement and classic glamour of the swing era. Audiences that thrilled to the fresh new sound and energy that this swingin’ septet. With a pinup girl come to lift belting it out center stage, and 6 of the finest musicians in NYC going wild behind her, you know you’ve found the best thing to happen ti swing in years.

Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings’ repertoire includes everything from Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday to delicious twists on Alanis Morisette and Blondie. They truly have something for everyone and bring the most timid of audiences to their feet.

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Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings are:
Kate Bartoldus - Vocals
Dave Fisher - Tenor Sax, Arrangements
Ben Acrish - Trumpet, Arrangements
Justin Matthews - Guitar
Matt Crawford - Drums
Brent Chiarello - Trombone
Mark Morgan - Trumpet
Molly Palermo - Bass

Website: http://www.myspace.com/ladyluckandthesuicidekings

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

Sunday, Apr 4, 2010 • Swing Dance Video Clip • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/01/2010 • Permalink


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.

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010 • DJ Dance at Molly Blooms • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 03/29/2010 • 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

Friday, Apr 16, 2010 • Evening of Jazz, Swing Dance Demonstration at the Stony Brook School • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/11/2010 • Permalink


The Stony Brook School presents 4th Annual Evening of Jazz
Tribute to the Big Bands featuring hits from the 30’s and 40’s

Brought to you by Thomas Manuel, Jazz Director at The Stony Brook School

This is a sit-down concernt featuring great music from the swing era as well as a performance featuring SDLI’s very own Gilles & Sarah, the fabulous Chris & Courtney Thaler, and Kerri Siracusa (co-organizer of NYC Babble) and Tom Manuel on the dance floor and leading his band.

Friday April 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Carson Auditorium
The Stony Brook School
1 Chapman Parkway

Featuring…
The Black Tie Affair Orchestra
Thomas J. Manuel, Music Director

Tickets are $25 and available online.
Reservations are required and seating is limited.

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 17, 2010 • Rockabilly Rumble at the Huntington Moose Lodge • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/17/2010 • Permalink


This should be a fun-filled night featuring THREE LIVE BANDS that promises to top the Rockabilly Rave in January:
* Big Daddy Deluxe * The Buzzards* Barry Ryan & Gary Setzer’s Rockabilly Express
Note:  Barry Ryan he has played with some of the greats and teams up with Brian Setzers brother on drums for an awesome show

SDLI will offer a beginner lesson from 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tickets $10, 20% discount to all SDLI Members ($8)

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Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Rd
Greenlawn, NY
This lodge was recently redecorated by the famous Fab 5 (Bravo’s TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy") and has tons of parking space.

Also featuring:
* Outdoor Car show with trophies (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
* Pinup girl contest, with prizes (open to everyone) so ladies put on your best retro dress and come on down!
* Burlesque show . . . Yeeowza ! (G-rated)
* Door prizes and 50/50 raffle
* Bartender & Kitchen open late

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 20, 2010 • DJ Dance at our NEW VENUE *** Blacksmith Tavern *** • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 04/15/2010 • Permalink


Join us at our brand new venue , the recently renovated Blacksmith Tavern featuring hardwood floors everywhere, spacious dance floor, yummy drinks and tasty food.

Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 1178

The tavern is located a 1/2 mile south of Rte 347 on the east side of Terry Rd.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

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

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern

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Blacksmith Tavern
197 Terry Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Website: http://blacksmithtavern.com
Phone: 631-360-3900

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 23, 2010 • NYC BABBLE 2010 Fri-Sun, Apr 23rd-25th • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/12/2010 • Permalink


The Big Apple Blues, Balboa and Lindy Exchange!

Want to get a great taste of New York City’s eclectic dance scene? BABBLE is a unique exchange experience, bringing together three diverse dances in one Jam packed weekend. What better place for a melting pot of movement than NYC?

For BABBLE’s third year we bring you an affordable weekend with dances hosted by White Heat, Jook Joint Shimmy Blues, New York Swing Dance Society, Swing Remix and tunes from live bands and DJs!  Events held Fri, Sat & Sun.

Come experience all New York has to offer by day, dance the night away, and repeat! Do you BABBLE?

Go to www.nycbabble.com for 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.

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 • Jazz Corner at Huntington Elks • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/26/2010 • Permalink


The Huntington Elks have started their “Jazz Corner” program every Friday evening featuring the vocals of Melody Rose.  The band plays an enjoyable mix of danceable music (Swing, Cha-cha, etc.).  The Elks lodge has a friendly staff, tasty food, and a good-sized dance floor.

Every Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open to the public

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Located on Route 25A, two blocks east of New York Avenue (Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

Venue: Huntington Elks

Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565

Located at 195 Main Street (NYS Route 25A) two blocks east of New York Avenue (NYS Route 110) before Hecksher Park.

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Huntington Elks, Lodge #1565
195 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: 631-271-1565
Website: http://www.huntingtonelks.org/
E-mail:

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(Flyer: 3/7/2010)

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.

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 • George Gee in NYC - Barnard College • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Gilles on 04/28/2010 • Permalink


Break in a new dance floor and enjoy the fabulous tunes of George Gee. Folks, if you can make it to NYC this Friday this sounds like a great event.  George Gee has one of the best swing bands in NYC and it usually costs you at least $20 to see his band (well worth it that price).

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IMPORTANT DETAILS:
WHERE: Event Oval, at the Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY
(See instructions below)
WHEN: April 30th, 9PM-Midnight
HOW MUCH: $10 for non students, $5 for students
DRESS: Semi-Formal

Even if you only have a very small chance of attending, please send an email to with “Columbia Semiformal” in the subject, and your FULL NAME, and the full names of anyone whom you think might attend. That way, we can put your names on the guest list, and you’ll be able to enter the building.

FLUFF AND CHARACTER!:
Hey there, swing fanatics! Barnard College, sister school of Columbia University, has just finished building an incredible student center, which contains a:
brand-spanking new
beautiful
cherry wood paneled
500 person capacity
AUDITORIUM, complete with its own stage and sound system!

Now, we here at CU Swing know that that poor, poor auditorium is going to be wasted on lectures and other boring stuff, so we immediately thought, “Hey! Let’s inaugurate it properly with some good old fashioned SWING MAYHEM!”
And who better to lead us musically (and perhaps even spritually) than the 10pc. GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA (featuring vocalist John Dokes)!
Now, you might be asking yourself, “What the? A new, spacious, beautiful, hard wood floor? With live music from George Gee himself? This is amazing! But how much does it cost?”
Well, have no fear my friends. CU Swing is by the people, for the people. So, if you’re not a student, this only costs you $10! WHAT!? That’s less than going to the movies!
BUT WAIT! Because CU Swing is by the students, for the students, if you’re a student, you can get in for only $5 dollars! That’s less than most meals! And we accept a student ID from ANY college! So please, people from other swing clubs around the country, come one, come all, to this glorious event!
WOW! This is a lot of information! Don’t worry, true believers, here is a summary and list of instructions.

WHERE: Event Oval, at the Diana Center (See instructions below)
WHEN: April 30th, 9PM-12AM
HOW MUCH: $10 for non students, $5 for students
DRESS: Semi-Formal

Even if you only have a very small chance of attending, please send an email to with “Columbia Semiformal” in the subject, and your FULL NAME, and the full names of anyone whom you think might attend. That way, we can put your names on the guest list, and you’ll be able to enter the building.

Directions: Go to 117th and Broadway on the West side of the street. Enter the gates and walk towards the building, but take a right just before the stairs. When you see a statue of a running woman on your right, take a left, but take the next right as soon as you can. Walk around the grass, but continue north. Climb up the stairs, and the first building to your right is the Diana Center. To get to Event Oval, take the elevators down to L1. It will be directly ahead of you.
Co-sponsored by CAO
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=363187083789

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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