Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing to a variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  Beginner lesson at 7:30PM and dancing starting at 8:00 PM. 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.

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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 7, 2012 • 8th Annual Black Tie Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/05/2012 • 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. Most of our members enjoying getting dressed up for this annual event. (Check pictures of passed event on SDLI website.) If you don’t have a tux, no problem, we still rather see you in jeans then to have you not show up at all.

Beginners welcome, no partner required

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

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

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Last year’s Black Tie Dance pictured above.

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

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

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 • Swing Dance with West Coast Lesson • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/09/2012 • Permalink


We had a outstanding turnout for our 8th Annual Black Tie Dance this past Saturday at the Brush Barn.

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Above is our group photo for the event. Click here for full image. We even made it into Newday.com with a great picture of Deb.

This Tuesday… Ellen from Matty-T will be joining us this evening to teach a West Coast Swing lesson at 7:30PM.

Join us for a night of dancing to a variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  Beginner lesson at 7:30PM and dancing starting at 8:00 PM. 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

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing to a variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  Beginner lesson at 7:30PM and dancing starting at 8:00 PM. 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

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 • CANCELLED: LITMA and SDLI’s 7th Annual Contra/Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 01/15/2012 • Permalink


This dance event has been CANCELLED. There was a conflict with the venue booking.

Instead, some of us are going to the Rockabilly Rave at the Hunting Moose Lodge. Details on SDLI.org website.

LITMA and SDLI’s 7th 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 contras, swings and waltzes.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
Caller / Contra Dance Instructor - Chart Guthrie
Swing Dance Lesson - Ed & Maria from Swing Dance Long Island Inc

8:00 – 11:00 General dancing and instruction

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

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

Location: Brush Barn, 211 Middle Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787

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

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.

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 • Rockabilly Rave • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 01/02/2012 • Permalink


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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: 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 24, 2012 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing to a variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  Beginner lesson at 7:30PM and dancing starting at 8:00 PM. 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

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2011 • Permalink


Join us for a night of dancing to a variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  Beginner lesson at 7:30PM and dancing starting at 8:00 PM. 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.
image
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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