Friday, Nov 5, 2010 • SDLI Featured in Newsday’s Explore Long Island •

Posted by Gilles on 11/05/2010 • Permalink


Follow this link to see our cover story of the Nov 5th edition of Newsday’s Explore Long Island

Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 • The Tommy James Orchestra at the Brush Barn • SDLI

Posted by John on 03/18/2012 • Permalink


Join us on Saturday November 6th for the amazing energy of the Tommy James Orchestra for some great big band classics.

Based on popular demand and the high turn-out for last months early lesson, we will feature another special, one-time only intermediate lesson.  Joe & Roberta will be teaching the Jitterbug Stroll… You know that fun line dance you see some of us doing every now & then… (see video below).  Have you always wanted to learn it, or need a refresher?  Here’s your chance!

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
6:30 - 7:30:  Jitterbug Stroll Lesson taught by Joe & Roberta
7:30 - 8:00 pm:  Fundamental Lesson taught by Gilles & Sarah
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music


Band: Tommy James & His Allstars

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Phone: 631.463.6413
Web: http://www.tjallstars.com/
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 2009

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

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 • **NEW VENUE ** DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Gilles on 11/15/2010 • Permalink


We have found a new home and we think you are going to LOVE it!  Starting Tues, Nov 9th we will be dancing at the Huntington Moose Lodge in Greenlawn.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax & chat.  This room can hold over 200 people so bring your friends.  Plus you get Moose Lodge prices at the bar so you get more beverage for your dollar. 

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS (be considerate of our new hosts)

*** NEW VENUE LOCATION ***

Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

The Moose Lodge is located on Pulaski Road between Elwood and Broadway.  It is on the south side of the street near Harborfields High School.  Click here for a map

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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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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, Nov 16, 2010 • The Gail Storm Band at Huntington Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by John on 11/15/2010 • Permalink


Gail Storm and her fabulous band help us break in the new venue in style.

Come see one of our most popular bands and our great new venue!

We have found a new home and we think you are going to LOVE it!  Starting Tues, Nov 9th we will be dancing at the Huntington Moose Lodge in Greenlawn.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax & chat.  This room can hold over 200 people so bring your friends.  Plus you get Moose Lodge prices at the bar so you can get more beverage for you dollar here. 

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS. 

Location:

Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777
Google Map

The Moose Lodge is located on Pulaski Road between Elwood and Broadway.  It is on the south side of the street near Harborfields High School.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

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

Band: Gail Storm Band

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BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.

Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:

“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.

Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.

Discography includes her trio studio recording:  “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!

Website: www.GailStormMusic.com

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/15/2010 • Permalink


We have found a new home and we think you are going to LOVE it!  Starting Tues, Nov 9th we will be dancing at the Huntington Moose Lodge in Greenlawn.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax & chat.  This room can hold over 200 people so bring your friends.  Plus you get Moose Lodge prices at the bar so you can get more beverage for you dollar here.

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS.

Location:

Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777
Google Map

The Moose Lodge is located on Pulaski Road between Elwood and Broadway.  It is on the south side of the street near Harborfields High School.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

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

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

image

631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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.

image

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, Nov 27, 2010 • Blue Vipers & Intermediate Lesson by Tony Fraser at the Brush Barn • SDLI

Posted by John on 11/23/2010 • Permalink


Join us on Saturday 27 November and dance to the jumpin’ beat of the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn.  We’re moving our December dance up a week so please spread the word. 

This should be a spectacular evening featuring a special INTERMEDIATE East Coast Swing lesson on dips, tricks & slides taught by guest instructor Tony Fraser.  Plus Tony & his partner will also perform for us during the first band break.

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Schedule:
6:30 - 7:30 pm, INTERMEDIATE Lesson by Tony Fraser
7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson taught by John & Shannon
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Band: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band, composed of resonator guitar/vocals, trumpet, homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone.

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Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn recently won a nationally televised contest called “Subway Idol,” which was a month long feature on FOX’s “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” where they had the privilege of performing live on four separate occasions. As the winners the band will be recording their next album at Quad studios in conjunction with the legendary Hit Factory recording studios in New York City.
Some of their more notable performances include The 2006 “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Roots of American Music Festival,” The 2006 “Peace Boat Music Festival” at the United Nations in New York City, winning a Battle of The Bands competition hosted by goswingdancing.com against Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band in May 2007 and a huge swing party at SOL in New York City hosted by Swing Remix in June 2007.
The Blue Vipers are Billy Nemec-guitar/vocals, Chris Pistorino-upright bass, David Langlois-washboard percussion, Sam Hoyt-trumpet.

Website: Thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com

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.

image

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, Nov 27, 2010 • Collegiate Shag Demo - Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon •

Posted by Tom on 11/29/2010 • Permalink


Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon demonstrated the Collegiate Shag at Swing Dance Long Island’s November 27th barn dance.  The dance is mostly single though there a little triple and a few other historical rhythms in there…

If you don’t see the video above try the YouTube link.

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/15/2010 • Permalink


We have found a new home and we think you are going to LOVE it!  Starting Tues, Nov 9th we will be dancing at the Huntington Moose Lodge in Greenlawn.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax & chat.  This room can hold over 200 people so bring your friends.  Plus you get Moose Lodge prices at the bar so you can get more beverage for you dollar here.

Note:  The Moose Lodge does not serve food.  You are welcome to bring outside food, but NO OUTSIDE DRINKS.

Location:

Huntington Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777
Google Map

The Moose Lodge is located on Pulaski Road between Elwood and Broadway.  It is on the south side of the street near Harborfields High School.

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary.

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

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

image

631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

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.

image

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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