Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 • Tuesday Swing Dance At Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 10/06/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Moose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

“Caring Hands” Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now.

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

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011 • Barn Dance with Tommy James and the Black Tie Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 03/18/2012 • Permalink


This Saturday evening at the Smithtown Brush Barn we will be having two swing bands! We will start off with a short set of dance music by a young group of musicians which Tom leads. Then for the main event we will have Tommy James and the Black Tie Orchestra give us that big band dance sound.

Lesson at 7:30PM. Bands from 8:00PM to 11:00PM.

Please note the name of the band is Black Tie Orchestra. We are not expecting anyone to show up wearing formal attire.

Also note that the daylight saving time changes this weekend, so you have an extra hour to stay up late.

Message from Ed and Maria - Caring Hands Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now.

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

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

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 • DJ Dance at the Huntington Moose Lodge (2nd Tuesday West Coast Swing Lesson) • SDLI

Posted by John on 10/06/2011 • Permalink


Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  PMoose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

Ellen from Matty T’s will be teaching us West Coast Swing at the 7:30 lesson tonight. 

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

“Caring Hands” Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now.

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 15, 2011 • Rockabilly Swing Dance with the Buzzards • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/13/2011 • Permalink


Tuesday Swing Dance Featuring The Buzzards

Join Roy Wilson and the band for an exciting night of swing dancing to Rockabilly music.

Lesson at 7:30PM and Band at 8:00PM.

Message from Ed and Maria = Caring Hands Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now.

Band: The Buzzards

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From the Buzzards web site....

The Buzzards are a rockabilly band out of Long Island.

Besides inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery (not to mention occasional nudity), the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.

They are the house band at the Bayou in Long Island and performed at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend four years in a row. They were rewarded with a standing ovation each year.  They have performed at the Indy Rockabilly Rebel Weekend, the Heavey Rebel Weekender in North Carolina, and Rock n Rods in Philly.  They performed for the Rockabilly Hall of Fame many times, most notably at the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first sold out concert, in Memphis, TN. 

They are the band of choice to open for national acts and received outstanding praise for their performance with the great Scotty Moore. Scotty even came out to the diner with the Buzzards after the show.

The Buzzards’ CD, “The Grand Buffet,” is still available.

Website: http://www.thebuzzards.com/
MySpace Page:  http://www.myspace.com/thebuzzards1

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 22, 2011 • Swing Dance at the Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/20/2011 • Permalink


Sarah & Gilles are down on Long Island this week and will be attending our Tuesday dance. Come on down and hear what they have been up to.

Great turnout last week with the Buzzards.

We also celebrated Joes birthday in SDLI style with birthday cake and jam!!! That right, the ladies got Joe on the dance floor.

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Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Moose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar! Lesson at 7:30PM and music at 8:00PM.

Message from Ed and Maria - Caring Hands Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now. Thanks to those who have already dropped off some food.

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

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 • Thanksgiving Weekend Dance with New Vintage Swing • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2011 • Permalink


You had your full of turkey and shopped to you dropped. Now it’s time to put on those dance shoes have an great evening out. Join your Swing Dance Long Island friends at the Smithtown Brush Barn during this Thanksgiving weekend. Dance lesson will start at 7:30PM and the band at 8:00PM. Brian Lewis and the New Vintage Swing will be performing for our dancing pleasure.

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This event actually take the place of our December dance.

Message from Ed and Maria - Caring Hands Food Pantry in Huntington Station is in desperate need of food due to the last storm. Please donate any canned or dry goods for the month of October/November at any SDLI Tuesdays or Saturday dance. Why wait for the holidays - be generous now.

Band: New Vintage Swing Band

Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

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Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

Contact: Brian Lewis
E-mail:
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Website: http://www.lewismusicstore.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

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

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 • Swing Dance at the Moose Lodge w/Jitterbug Stroll • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/27/2011 • Permalink


Being the fifth Tuesday of the month, our dance lesson at 7:30PM will be the Swing line dance called the Jitterbug Stroll. DJ music will begin at 8:00PM.

Attribution to Wikipedia for the Jitterbug Stroll step list below.

The dance is organized in groups of 6 bars of 8 beats each. each group of 6 bars faces a different direction on the dance floor - meaning the dancer turns 90 degrees every 6 bars. every group of 6 bars is organized in the following way: 3 bars of a signature step, 1 bar of stroll around/pivot turn, 1 bar of signature step and 1 bar of a break step that helps the dancer turn 90 degrees. The signature step is different for every group of 6 bars.

first group (the first bar in every group starts with the right leg always)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Stroll Around (sometimes also called jazz pivot turn) (8 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Break step (4 beats) (step right, tap left behind right, step left, tap right behind left)
Turn 90 degrees (4 beats) (step right, turn 90 degrees, step back left, step back right, step forward left)

second group
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (to the left) (4 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)

third group
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Suzie Q right (start with left leg cross over right) (8 beats)
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)

fourth group (last one)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Boogie back kicking with left leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the left) (4 beats)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)
and repeat from the top

When doing the Tick Tock you can tilt your head as a pendelum, starting in the direction you are moving.

Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Moose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

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.

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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