Saturday, May 4, 2013 • Mike Ficco and the Long Island Jazz Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2013 • Permalink


Mike Ficco and the Long Island Jazz Orchestra will be performing this evening.

Beginners welcome, no partner required

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

Join a fun group of people for a night of Swing Dancing. No partner or experience is necessary. We start off at 7:30pm with a short lesson on a few of the basic steps of swing dancing.

What are you waiting for - give it a try!

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Band: Long Island Jazz Orchestra

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Mike Ficco & The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16-piece big bands in the New York metropolitan area, was formed by Mike Ficco with the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians. The band specializes in performing original distinctive compositions and arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and others. The band also features vocalist Frank Russo performing the songs of Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and others. Join us!

Web: http://www.lijazz.com/
Phone:  631-723-0693
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, May 7, 2013 • Tuesday Swing Dance At Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2013 • Permalink


A beginner east coast swing lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome.

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013 • Ballroom Lessons at the Moose • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/27/2013 • Permalink


Ball room at the Moose every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8 PM $10 no partner needed. Dancing after the lesson.

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, May 10, 2013 • NYC Babble 2013 - May 10-12 and NYSDS’s 28th Anniversary • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2013 • Permalink


NYC’s Exchange with Balboa, Blues AND LINDY HOP! Weekend of May 10-12th.
What is BABBLE?  Big Apple Balboa, Blues and Lindy Exchange is an EPIC weekend of over 20 hours of dancing to 5 Live Bands and Seasoned DJs. People from across the nation come to DANCE, exchange ideas, and experience the happening & historic NYC!

Website: nycbabble.com

Come celebrate the NYSDS’s 28th Anniversary! - Sunday May 12. To celebrate, instead of a lesson at 7, “Meet Norma Miller” NYSDS will have a book signing by 94 year old original Lindy Hopper/Author “Queen of Swing” Norma Miller! Followed by amazing music from 8-12 “The Light will be ON” Ms Dawn Hampton as guest DJ, with the assistance of Heather Flock and Solomon Douglas Quintet will be the swinging band. It all takes place at St Jean Baptiste Church, lower level to the left 184 E 76 St at Lexington Ave. Many Original Lindy Hop stars visiting, including Dawn Hampton, Norma Miller, Sugar Sullivan, Sonny Allen, Barbara Billips, Charlie Meade, and others!

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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Website: http://www.nysds.org/
Information: 212-NY-NYSDS

Email List:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • West Coast Swing Instruction at Moose Lodge • SDLI

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A beginner west coast swing lesson given by Ellen will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome.

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, May 21, 2013 • The Buzzards • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/03/2013 • Permalink


A beginner east coast swing lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM the band will take the stage.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • BBVD at Boulton Center for the Performing Arts • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/12/2013 • Permalink


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:00pm

37 West Main Street
Bay Shore, 11706
phone: 631-969-1101

Website: http://boultoncenter.org

Band: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Drums pound, feet tap, fingers snap.  A sultry voice begins to croon, and suddenly the horns make their entrance.  Man, these cats have got rhythm, and now the vintage-clad crowd is boogying with unharnessed glee.  Welcome to the swing scene, where the music, dance, and style of the 1940’s have been revived with a passion.  Welcome to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy had led the international revival of the jump of the Big Band era, with a sound that is not just big and bad, but huge and awesome!  In the rich traditions of musical masters Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has jumped into the spotlight of the swing dance craze with a brassy, updated and upbeat style of jazz.

Their credits include performing as the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl, Orange Bowl, The White House, Billboard Music Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  The group’s videos are routinely featured on MTV and VH1.  The band’s biggest break came when they were cast to be the musical focal point of the movie “Swingers”.  With a truly contagious sound, rhythm and lyrics that bring passion back into music, Big Band Voodoo Daddy will feed your soul.

Band Website:  bbvd.com

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Ballroom Lessons at the Moose • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/27/2013 • Permalink


Ball room at the Moose every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8 PM $10 no partner needed. Dancing after the lesson.

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.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 • Big Daddy Deluxe in Patchogue • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/23/2013 • Permalink


May 26th- The Scofflaws, Big Daddy Deluxe & Roots Revelators- Ska, Rockabilly & Reggae- EARLY BIRD DRINK SPECIALS!
May 26 at 6:30pm
89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, New York

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Daddy-Deluxe/

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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, May 28, 2013 • Tuesday Swing Dance At Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 04/28/2013 • Permalink


A beginner east coast swing lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome.

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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