Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007 • Swing Dance and Elections • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/11/2007 • SwingPermalink


At 8:00PM we will be having our annual elections for the officers of Swing Dance Long Island.

Please see our Nominating committee if you would like to run.

Our normally schedule dance will commence after the elections.

This evening DJ’s: Sarah and Shira.
Fundamental Instruction: TBD
Intermediate Instruction: Sarah & Gilles

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Jun 28, 2007 • Bongo’s Presents: Zoot Suit Riot • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/11/2007 • Permalink


Bongo’s Presents: ZOOT SUIT RIOT

Join them for swing dancing every second and fourth Thursday!! - IMPORTANT confirm with their website, since I did not see that date explicitly listed.

Web: http://www.myspace.com/swing_zsr

Doors open at 9:00pm
With Lessons by Victor Poon
Drink specials ‘til Midnight!!

$5 house drinks, $3 Jose Cuervo shots and $3 domestic beers!

Admission: $7
$5 if you come in your swinging threads!!

Bongo’s is located at 267 Mineola Blvd (on the corner of Jericho Tpke, next to 7-11), in Mineola NY.

A 30 min train ride from Manhattan, 15 mins from Queens! We are only a 5 min walk from the busy Mineola Train Station which runs frequently all night! There is also a cheap Taxi stand located at the train station that runs all night!! 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Bongo’s Night Club

Bongo’s Night Club

Bongo’s Night Club
267 Mineola Blvd (on the corner of Jericho Tpke, next to 7-11)
Mineola, NY

A 30 min train ride from Manhattan, 15 mins from Queens! We are only a 5 min walk from the busy Mineola Train Station which runs frequently all night! There is also a cheap Taxi stand located at the train station that runs all night!! 

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, Jun 30, 2007 • Swing’n Salsa Dance Party • YSBD...

Posted by Tom on 05/25/2007 • SalsaSwingPermalink


EVERY LAST SATURDAY June 30th 8PM-12AM

Multiple Dance Floors -Continuous SWING, Continuous Latin, and MORE!
Swing: Gerrard Carelli Orchestra Band
Latin: Rico Tumbao Latin Band
FREE Swing and Salsa and West Coast Swing dance lesson at 7PM
$15 before 9PM, $18 after 9PM $10 w/ current college student ID

Venue: Club 412

412 Eighth Avenue at 31st Street, N.Y.C.

Club 412 is conveniently located just outside Penn Station and outside Madison Square Garden at the You Should Be Dancing…!  Dance Center.  There couldn’t be a more convenient place to have your event.  We are near most subways, LIRR and NJ Transit. 

Organizer: You Should Be Dancing… (YSBD...)

You Should Be Dancing…!
412 Eighth Avenue/Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10001

Telephone: 212/244-0011
FAX: 212/868-3281
Email:

Web: http://www.youshouldbedancing.net
Schedule: http://www.youshouldbedancing.net/schedules/thismonth.html#Club412sched

Sunday, Jul 1, 2007 • Jerry Costanzo Big Band at Coopers Beach • SCC

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


The Southhampton Cultural Center will kick off it’s Summer Concert Series with Jerry Costanzo Big Band at Coopers Beach, presented by East End Properties, LLC. Rain date is July 2nd, 2007.

(Note: During the summer beach season, nonresidents pay $30 per day during the week for parking and $35 on the weekend for parking at the beach. Southampton Village residence park for free. I do not know if they will be charging a parking fee to non-residence, during the evening performance.)

Band: The Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

The Band Features:

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Jerry Costanzo- vocals
Jeff Mitchel- tenor sax
Andrew Grossbard- alto sax
Mark Topaz- trumpet
Ken Macdonald- trombone
John Ray- bass
Ed Pisano- keyboard
Frank Beluchi- drums

Venue: Coopers Beach

Coopers Beach - Southhampton

268 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

Organizer: Southampton Cultural Center (SCC)

Southampton Cultural Center provides classes and a summer calendar of events.

Phone: 631-287-4377
Web:  http://www.southamptonculturalcenter.org/
E-mail:

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/27/2007 • Permalink


Yes we are having a swing dance on July 3rd.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Jul 6, 2007 • LI Jazz Orch at South Huntington Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Summer Concert Series: Mike Ficco & the Long Island Jazz Orchestra
Outdoor Garden, South Huntington Library

Friday, July 06, 2007 at 7:00 PM

(I expect that this will be a concert and not a dance event.)

From the east - Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

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: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

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, Jul 7, 2007 • Wine Press Concert Series • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/09/2007 • Permalink


The East End Arts Council
Wine Press Concert Series

Presents

Jerry Costanzo with Steve Shaiman & The Swingtime Big Band

Vineyard 48- Route 48, Cutchogue, NY
Saturday July 7th
6- 8 PM

Join us for a evening of great jazz, swing American Popular Standards and maybe a glass of wine or two

Under the stars with New York’s finest 18-piece big band

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, Jul 7, 2007 • No Barn Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


During the summer months of July and August, Swing Dance Long Island does not have Barn Dances during the first Saturday of the month.  We plan to resume our regular Saturday dance schedule in September.

SDLI does continue the Tuesday dances in Brennan’s over the summer.

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.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2007 • Blue Vipers of Brooklyn at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/06/2007 • Permalink


July 10 - Blue Vipers of Brooklyn

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: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Jul 11, 2007 • POSTPONED - Picnic Pops 2007 - Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 07/11/2007 • SwingPermalink


Due to Thunderstorm forcast this event has been postponed.

Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 11
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks—The King of Swing returns, providing classic hits from the twenties and thirties.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Friday, Jul 13, 2007 • Sachem Summer Concert Series with Jerry Costanzo & Swing Time Big Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Date: 7/13/2007
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description: Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs; inside if it rains!
Jerry Costanzo & Swing Time Big Band
Featuring the Big Band Sound has become the trademark of this talented group utilizing a brass section of trumpets and trombones, a woodwind section of alto, tenor and baritone saxophones and a rhythm section containing keyboard, bass and drums. These seventeen musicians will have you jitterbugging in the parking lot with their upbeat sound and slow dancing to the romantic ballads of the 30’s and 40’s. Jerry Costanzo is the featured singer.
Location: Community Room A&B

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Venue: Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, New York 11741

Phone: (631)588-5024
Email:
Web: http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/

Directions:

The Sachem Public Library is located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook, New York. The library building is approximately half way between the Long Island Expressway and Portion Road on the West side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. west of exit 61.
Take Exit 61 off the Expressway and take a left (to go north) on Holbrook Road at the second traffic light on the Service Road. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. east of exit 62.
Take Exit 62 off the Expressway and stay on the service road until the first traffic light after you pass the Motorola building. Take a right on Holbrook Road (to go north) at the traffic light. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

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, Jul 13, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 07/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, July 13th, 2007:
Season Opening Event: “Summer Get-Together Jam Session”

Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York; Open to the Public; non-employees

Time & schedule:
7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - East Coast Swing (1 hr)
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix)

**In addition to partner dancing, there will be some line dancing such as Anna, Jitterbug Stroll, Samba, Electric Slide, etc…

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Jul 14, 2007 • WaterFire Providence® - The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom 2007 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • SwingPermalink


The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom 2007 at WaterFire Providence®

Sovereign Bank has renewed its sponsorship of the Sovereign Plaza Ballroom. The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom return this season for four exciting nights:

* May 26th - Foxtrot & Waltz
* June 23rd - Tango
* July 14th - Swing
* August 18th - Salsa

The Sovereign Plaza Ballroom is free and open to the public, courtesy of Sovereign Bank. Each night of the Sovereign Plaza Ballroom features music and dancing at the intersection of Westminster and Weybosset Streets in the heart of Providence’s Financial District from 8:00PM to 12AM.

Located in the heart of the financial district on the cobblestone circle on Westminster Street directly in front of the Rhode Island Headquarters of Sovereign Bank.

The polished black dance floor, stretching sixty-one feet across, hovers just above the cobblestones while hundreds of dancers enjoy the night air, the beautiful music and the breathtaking architecture.

WaterFire is weather dependent. Occasional showers or passing thunderstorms will usually not cancel the event. However, WaterFire is usually cancelled in the event (or prediction) of heavy sustained rain. Please call our Information Line (401-272-3111) for weather updates. For general information or to learn of any additional dates, call our Information Line or visit our website at www.waterfire.org. Dates and offerings subject to change.

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, Jul 15, 2007 • Isotope Stompers at Huntington Summer Arts Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Isotope Stompers at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington

Just one of the great performances that make up the summer long 42nd Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

For complete calendar go to: http://www.huntingtonarts.org/sections/summer_arts_festival/archive/2007/txtSched07.htm

All performances are FREE to the public!
All shows begin at 8:30pm



Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

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.

Monday, Jul 16, 2007 • Rob’s Swingable Event Calendar • Rob & Patty

Posted by Tom on 07/16/2007 • Permalink


Rob dropped me a link to his list of Summer 2007 Swingable Events Calendar.

Organizer: Swingtime Entertainment (Rob & Patty)

Rob and Patty have compiled their list of Swingable events in Long Island this summer. Check it out.

Summer 2007 Swingable Events

Website: Swingtime Entertainment

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance with Balboa Lesson • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Stephanie and Dave are going to do one of their popular Balboa lessons. Get there on time, lot of material to cover - lesson starts at 8:00PM sharp.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Doo Wop & Soul Revue • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 18
Doo Wop & Soul Revue --Featuring Mike Murray (Music Director, The Chantels) and the West Side Boppers (from recent off-Broadway hit “Great Googley Moo"), with special guest Kyle Flandrau of Kid Kyle and the Kool Kats.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Friday, Jul 20, 2007 • “It’s a Wonderful Life” Benefit Dance • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


"It’s a Wonderful Life” Benefit Dance
DJ Music by Rudy
7PM - 11PM $25/pp

Christ Lutheran Church
189 Burr Road, East Northport
Corner of Burr & Larkfield Road

Info:

Raffles, door prizes, cake and coffee.  B.Y.O.B. (beer or wine only)

Band: DJ Music

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

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, Jul 22, 2007 • Istope Stompers at Stony Brook Post Office • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Istope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band at the Stony Brook Post Office.

7-10PM.

Need I say more?

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

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, Jul 22, 2007 • Swing Remix at SOL • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


Swing Remix at SOL
Sunday, July 22nd 2007
SOL 609 West 29th Street NYC

July 22nd we return for our fourth installment. Swing Remix will Feature Stompy Jones from San Francisco! During the breaks our DJ’s will take over and you’ll want to check out the fun and games and demos too!

We are happy to have Matt Bedel and Laura Jeffers for our afternoon workshops from 4-7pm

General Admission
7:30pm - 8:00pm Basic Swing Lesson
8:15pm - 12:00pm Dancing

Doors open for general admission at 7:15PM. Beginner Swing lesson at 7:30pm, Band plays 8:15pm - 11:30pm along with DJ’s Nando and Paolo Pants!
General admission tickets will be available online for just $11. Mailing List price $14, General Admission at door:$16.00

Go To: www.swingremix.com to buy tix

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, Jul 24, 2007 • Cliff and the Cliffhangers at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • SwingPermalink


July 24 - Cliff and the Cliffhangers

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Jul 25, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - The Day Trippers • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 25
The Day Trippers—Sing and dance along to those familiar Beatles tunes form the early sixties, as The Day Trippers once again bring that vibrant Liverpool sound to Old Westbury Gardens.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Thursday, Jul 26, 2007 • Lets Be Frank • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/24/2007 • Permalink


Jerry Costanzo & His All Star Jazz Quartet
Wayne Sabella Piano, Frank Hansen Bass, Ian Petillo Drums, George Petropoulos Trumpet

In a Swingin’ Performence Entitled
“LETS BE FRANK”

A Tribute to Sinatra, Bennett, Dino, Nat Cole and Many Other Crooning Legends

Thursday July 26th 9-12 PM

Port Jazz 201 Main Street Port Jefferson, 11777 631-476-7600

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, Jul 27, 2007 • Cliff in South Huntington • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Concert Series: Lil Cliff & The Cliffhangers
Outdoor Garden, South Huntington Library
Friday, July 27, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: South Huntington Public Library

SHPL

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746

E-mail:
Web: http://www.shpl.info
Phone: 631.549.4411

Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.

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, Jul 27, 2007 • Bill Wilkinson & the Long Island Sound Swing Band • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Shannon on 07/23/2007 • SwingPermalink


Bill Wilkinson and the 20-piece Big Band will play favorites from Dorsey, Miller, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, Shaw, and others.  This free outdoor concert is offered by the Harborfields Public Library on 31 Broadway in Greenlawn, just North of Pulaski.  Blankets and chairs may be placed on the front lawn anytime after 5:30 pm, and the Band starts playing at 7 pm.  Snacks and beverages in plastic containers are permitted, however, no glass containers are allowed at this family event.

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

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, Jul 29, 2007 • Concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Concert at Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Oakdale, NY

2:00-4:00pm

Presented by the Islip Arts Council

Website:  http://www.islipartscouncil.org/free_concerts.html

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.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.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2007 • Permalink


Just another Tuesday Swing Dance - But wait it’s the fifth Tuesday of the month. There must be a special dance class.... That right the Jitterbug Stroll Line Dance will be taught by Brad & Ashley.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Broadway at Old Westbury • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • Permalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 1
Broadway at Old Westbury —C. Colby Sachs acting as producer and music director/arranger will develop a thematic musical review from Broadway songs for a cast of 5 performers and 3 musicians.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Thursday, Aug 2, 2007 • Concert at Westhampton Beach Village Green Gazebo • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/13/2007 • Permalink


Concert at Westhampton Beach Village Green Gazebo

7:30-9:30pm

Presented by Westhampton Cultural Consortium

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.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.

Sunday, Aug 5, 2007 • Frankie Manning Night • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • Permalink


Book Signing: : From 8-9 pm Frankie Manning and Cynthia Millman will be signing books, which will be available for purchase

Video: Margaret Batiuchok will also have her Frankie Manning Lindy Video, now on DVD, available for purchase - plus her thesis, “The Lindy: Steps in TIme”. More info at: http://www.dancemb.com.

Dance to Live Big Band Music
Location: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue

Seniors and Students : $11
General Admission : $15

Dance classes are held from 7-8 PM before the band starts playing. There is no additional charge for these classes which are taught by guest instructors from various dance schools. The band plays from 8:00 to midnight, usually broken up into four sets. Recorded music is played during the three intermissions, so people can still dance while the band is on break. Sometimes an intermission will feature dance performances by guest artists. 

Band: Ron Sunshine

Singer, songwriter, harmonica handler Ron Sunshine (Born in Denver, living in NYC for 22 years, now relocated to Eastern PA) has been performing all around the world with his band Full Swing since 1990, releasing five CDs along the way. The current lineup includes saxophonist Craig Dreyer, drummer Jason Pharr, bassist Tom Pietrycha, pianist Matt Ray, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, and guitarist Al Street, often joined by ace vocalists Queen Esther, Sarah Tolar, Aria Hendricks, and others.

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Sunshine can also be heard performing in clubs with his jazz organ quartet, as well as crooning at the fabled Rainbow Room with his new 10-piece big band--and everything in between.  The mixture of music has been perfect for hundreds of private and corporate parties, as well as festivals, concerts and casinos.

With his soulful mixture of catchy original songs, jazz standards and blues/R&B classics, the Ron and the band continue to win new followers on their travels, featured along the way on CNN, BET, NBC, Fox, BBC, and other international television, as well as numerous nationally released compilation CDs, books, films and radio. They have dazzled audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank.

“Deluxe” (2003) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) with nine new jazz, blues and soul originals, and three covers. Featuring guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Rick Germanson, and new arrangements by Tim Ouimette.
“Candy” (2001) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) jazz standards, big band. John Allred on trombone, Danny Wilensky on alto sax and flute are special guests.
“Soul Drug” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) funk, soul/jazz
“Straight Up” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Daddy-O/BMG) swing, jump, jazz, re-released in 2000 on Golden Bug records. Special guest vocalist: Madeleine Peyroux.
“Sumpin Jumpin” (1994) Cassette only. Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Golden Bug Records) swing, jump
“Pick it Up” (1994) Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section, featuring Dr. John and the P-Funk Horns (Golden Bug Records) funk, R&B, blues, rereleased in France in 1996 on XIII Bis Records

Ron Sunshine
Phone: 212-714-4510
Web: http://ronsunshine.com/

Venue: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church

St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue
New York City, NY

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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

Email List:

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007 • Bill Wilkinson Sextet • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 05/31/2007 • SwingPermalink


Performing for the first time at Brennan’s will be the Bill Wilkinson Sextet.

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Aug 8, 2007 • Picnic Pops 2007 - Glenn Miller Orchestra • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 05/13/2007 • SwingPermalink


Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 8
Glenn Miller Orchestra—The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, dance lessons begin at 6:30 pm, with the Concerts beginning at 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and we’ll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars.  Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.

Admission: $10.00; $8.00 62 and older & members; children 12 and under free.  All concerts have rain dates to be determined.

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Thursday, Aug 9, 2007 • Village of Northport Bandshell - LI Jazz Orch • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/02/2007 • Permalink


Village of Northport - Thursday Evening Concerts
Robert W. Krueger Bandshell
Village Park

Expect the band to start playing sometime between 7-8 PM.

Web: http://www.villageofnorthport.com/events.html

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: 

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, Aug 14, 2007 • Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 07/30/2007 • Permalink


SDLI Swing Dance at Brennan’s.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2007 • Isotop Stompers in Southampton • SCC

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


Starting at 6:30PM the Isotope Stompers will be playing at Agawam Park, Southampton, NY.

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

Organizer: Southampton Cultural Center (SCC)

Southampton Cultural Center provides classes and a summer calendar of events.

Phone: 631-287-4377
Web:  http://www.southamptonculturalcenter.org/
E-mail:

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2007 • Valley Stream Village Green Dance Series • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/20/2007 • Permalink


Valley Stream Village Green Dance Series

Presents the return engagement of The Ray Abrams Big (17-piece) Swing Band under the direction of Ervin Simpson. Featuring the vocal styling’s of Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch performing a Swing Music Dance & Concert. Showcasing the swing dance music of the greatest swing bands of the 40’s and 50’s

Valley Stream Village Green Bandshell
Off South Central Ave in Valley Stream Village

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 (Rain Date Friday, Aug. 17)
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests should bring their dancing shoes along with chairs or a blanket

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL
VALLEY STREAM SENIOR RECREATION DEPT
516-825-8570

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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, Aug 17, 2007 • Sachem Library Summer Concerts Series: Isotope Stompers • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 07/01/2007 • Permalink


Date: 8/17/2007
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description: Dixieland Jazz – The Isotope Stompers
Summer Concert Series - Bring your lawn chairs; inside if it rains!The Isotope Stompers playing that New Orleans Dixieland sound at its best. Hear all those feet-tappin’ songs like Bill Bailey, When the Saints Come Marchin’ In, and Sweet Georgia Brown. Their renditions of Old Man River and Just a Closer Walk with Thee will impart a melancholy blues flavor.

Location: Community Room A&B

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

Venue: Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, New York 11741

Phone: (631)588-5024
Email:
Web: http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/

Directions:

The Sachem Public Library is located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook, New York. The library building is approximately half way between the Long Island Expressway and Portion Road on the West side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. west of exit 61.
Take Exit 61 off the Expressway and take a left (to go north) on Holbrook Road at the second traffic light on the Service Road. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

Getting to the Library from the L.I.E. east of exit 62.
Take Exit 62 off the Expressway and stay on the service road until the first traffic light after you pass the Motorola building. Take a right on Holbrook Road (to go north) at the traffic light. The Library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.

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, Aug 21, 2007 • Swing Alliance Septet • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 06/04/2007 • Permalink


Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

Band: The Swing Alliance Septet with Jerry Costanzo

The Band Features:

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Jerry Costanzo- vocals
Jeff Mitchel- tenor sax
Andrew Grossbard- alto sax
Mark Topaz- trumpet
Ken Macdonald- trombone
John Ray- bass
Ed Pisano- keyboard
Frank Beluchi- drums

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Aug 22, 2007 • Doo Wop & Soul Revue • Old Westbury

Posted by Tom on 08/20/2007 • Permalink


August 22
Doo Wop & Soul Revue- Doo Wop and Soul Revue with Mike Murray featuring the West Side Boppers (from the recent off-Broadway hit “Great Googley Moo”), with special guest Kid Kyle. Featuring the great Doo Wop songs of the 50’s and soul hits made famous by Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, and many others. Hosted by Bobby J from WCBS-FM.

Admissions: $10 General; $8 over 62 and Old Westbury Gardens members; 12 and under are Free with an adult.

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
333-0048
www.oldwestburygardens.org

Venue: Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

DIRECTIONS

Directions from New York City

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Road). Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Bear left at end of exit ramp and turn left onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

Directions from Eastern Long Island

From the Long Island Expressway: Take the LIE (I-495) to Exit 39. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road (Garden City) at end of exit ramp, cross over expressway, and immediately turn left onto the service road. Follow the service road east for approximately 1.1 miles, turn right onto Old Westbury Road and continue 0.4 miles. The Gardens’ gate is on the left.

From the Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State to Exit 32 (Post Avenue). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp (Old Westbury) onto Post Avenue heading north. Turn left onto Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) and turn right at the first light onto Old Westbury Road. The Gardens’ gate is on the right.

By Train

Take Long Island Rail Road to Westbury Station, then a taxi to Old Westbury Gardens approximately 2.5 miles from the station).

Organizer: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807
Web: oldwestburygardens.org

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007 • Swing Dance at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/26/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island will be having a swing dance at Brennan’s Irish Pub in Hauppauge on Tuesday, August 28, 2007.

Dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Aug 31, 2007 • Rhythm & Roots Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 05/31/2007 • CajunSwingZydecoPermalink


Rhythm & Roots Festival

NEW ENGLAND’S HOTTEST FESTIVAL OF ROOTS MUSIC & DANCE!

At Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI
Labor Day Weekend August 31, September 1 & 2

presenting
Host Band: Red Stick Ramblers (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (Sun) - Susan Tedeschi (Sat)
Natalie MacMaster (Fri) - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Sat, Sun)
Donna the Buffalo (Sat) - Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives (Sun)
Creole Cowboys (Fri, Sat) - James McMurtry (Sun)
Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy (Sat) - Racines (Fri)
Johnny Nicholas & the Texas Allstars featuring Joel Guzman and Greg Piccolo (Sun)
Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans (Fri, Sat) - The Buddhahood (Fri)
Pine Leaf Boys (Fri, Sat, Sun) - Ray Bonneville (Fri)
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (Sun)
Corey “Lil Pops” Ledet (Sat, Sun) - Dennis & Jennifer Stroughmatt (Sat, Sun)
Ed Poullard (Sat, Sun) - Magnolia (Sat, Sun)
And others TBA…

Main Stage & Dance Tent - Dance Pavilion with Daily Lessons
Workshop Tent - Family Stage - 3rd Annual Cajun Academy for Kids
Fabulous Ethnic and Regional Foods - Clothing, Music & Crafts for Sale
Spacious On-site Camping - Swimming - Bike Trails - Tennis Courts
Free Day Parking - Minutes to Ocean Beaches & Accommodations

EARLY BIRD 3-DAY CAMPING SPECIAL
NOW THRU JUNE 30: $130
Advance Non-Camping Ticket: $100
Advance Day Tickets: Fri $25 - Sat $40 - Sun $40
Seniors: $5.00 off day ticket price (at gate with ID).
Kids 12 and under: Free with parent.
Click below to purchase tickets now.
http://www.rhythmandroots.com/general/tickets.php

THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
For Tickets and Up-to-date Information:
http://www.rhythmandroots.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.

Saturday, Sep 1, 2007 • SDLI Barn Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/26/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island will be having a swing dance on the first Saturday of the month (September 1st, 2007.). This happens to fall on Labor Day weekend.

Swing music will be provided by DJ Deb and DJ John.

We meet at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn. Beginner swing lesson at 7:30 PM, with dancing between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.

Band: DJ Music

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

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 DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members

Saturday, Sep 1, 2007 • Bob’s Great Dance Floor Move •

Posted by Tom on 09/14/2007 • Permalink


In case you missed it at our September 1st barn dance, here is the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYXkhYOyr2E

Congratulations Bob and Jeannie!

Sunday, Sep 2, 2007 • Bradstock 2007 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • Permalink


Oh no! We missed it....

bradstock.org

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, Sep 4, 2007 • Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


Tuesday night swing dancing with Swing Dance Long Island. Every Tuesday Evening.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Instructors: Joe & Roberta
DJs: Joe, Brad

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2007 • Wednesday Night West Coast Swing • Ellen

Posted by Tom on 08/26/2007 • West Coast SwingPermalink


Ellen has now moved her West Coast Swing Nights to Wednesday!

Open dancing at 7PM. Beginner lesson starts at 7:30PM, more open dancing from 8PM to 9PM and intermediate lesson at 9PM. Open dancing with a Californiz mix of music from 9:30PM until 11:00PM

Cost: $10.00

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Matty T’s Roadhouse USA

Matty T's

Matty T’s Roadhouse USA is a one of a kind, country western bar here on Long Island. Lot’s of special events with a great lineup of country western bands.

Matty T’s has been offering West Coast Swing lessons every Monday evening with Ellen. (Previously held Sunday evenings, but move to Mondays effective March 5th, 2007).

Web: http://mattyts.com
Phone: 631.667.6868 or 631-595-WEST

Directions:
From the Southern State: Take exit 39N Beer Park. Go About 8/10 of a mile North. Make a slight Right onto Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 1.2 miles on your left hand side.

From the LIE: Take exist 52 Commack Road. Head South on Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 2.5 miles up on your right hand side.

Note on Parking: Please do not park in the lots to the left and right of Matty T’s. Park in the rear, street or in the Bank just North on opposite side of the street.

356 Commack Road
Deer Park, NY

Organizer: Ellen (Ellen)

Ellen teaches West Coast Swing (WCS) every week at Matty T’s.

Dancing is every Wednesday night at 7:30PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held on Sunday and Mondays).

Any questions call Ellen at 631-979-0713

Cover charge for Dancing and Instruction: $10

Sunday, Sep 9, 2007 • Swing Remix #5 • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 08/20/2007 • Permalink


Swing Remix
Sunday, September 9th
@ SOL 609 West 29th street

We return for our 5th event. You need to see this club.

“Back to OLD School” with The Yalloppin Hounds! Pull your shoes up, kids. We are proud to bring back this veteran NYC Swing band that was there for the rebirth of LindyHop in NYC.

Workshops by Roddy Caravella, DJing by Tomo Tanaka
Musicality dance contest will see who’s got flow.

Free peanuts!

Discounted advance tickets, mailing list, and all info at: www.swingremix.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.

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2007 • SDLI Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


Tuesday night swing dancing with Swing Dance Long Island. Every Tuesday Evening.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Instructors: Dave & Stephanie

DJs: Dave & Tom

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Sep 14, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/10/2007 • Permalink


*Dance social this Friday, Sept. 14th, at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory!

Dance lesson: International Foxtrot, Part 1 by Stefany Coulter

Open to the Public event!

Time & schedule:

7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - International Foxtrot, Part 1 by Stefany Coulter (1 hr);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Sep 15, 2007 • Cedar Beach Blues Festival • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/10/2007 • Permalink


THE CEDAR BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL
WITH CARNIVAL, FIRE WORKS, CRAFTS & VENDORS EXPOSITION

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2007

Presented by LONG ISLAND BLUES SOCIETY and CDM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

35 BANDS, 100 VENDORS, Lots of great food
Only $2 per entrant {Carnival rides, petting zoo extra}

FOR MORE INFO: http://WWW.LIBLUES.ORG, 631 331-3338

CEDAR BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL BAND SCHEDULE 2007

Saturday-mainstages

12-12:40 Sweaty Betty
12:40-1:20 16 Tons
1:20-2:00 JP Blues
2:00-2:40 David Jon Blues Band
2:40-3:20 Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers
3:20-4:00 Smoking Gun
4:00-4:40 Sam Taylor
4:40-5:20 Hit Man Blues Band
5:20-6:00 Todd Wolfe
6:00-6:40 Nobody’s Fool
6:40-7:20 Phil Varca and the Slamjammers
7:20-8:00 Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers

Saturday-acoustic stage

12:00-12:45 Johnny Naked
1:00-1:45 Home Grown String Band
2:00-2:45 Phil Minnissale
3:00-3:45 Boom Boom Johnson
4:00-4:45 Dan Freedman
5:00-5:45 Big Joe V
6:00-6:45 Ken the Rocket and friends

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, Sep 16, 2007 • Swing ‘n Hustle with Latin Spices • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/10/2007 • SwingPermalink


On September 16th (Sunday) we are going to do “Swing ‘n Hustle with Latin Spices” grin at Mirelle’s in Westbury. We are going to start 1 hr. earlier as previously advertised so that we can go home early too grin

Here’s our schedule on that day:
5:00 - 5:30 pm: Lesson, “Swing for Beginners” by Rudy Alforque;
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Lesson, “Beg/Int. Hustle” with Alexis Andrea;

Hot food dinner buffet opens at 6:30 pm; General social dancing from 6:30 up to 10 pm!
“Disco/Hustle ‘n Swing” dance mix with Latin spices by Rudy Alforque.

Cost: $15 per person includes hot food buffet, lessons, and social dancing!

For those who don’t know where Mirelle’s is, here’s the address so that you can mapquest it:

Mirelle’s Restaurant
170 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 338-4933

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

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, Sep 16, 2007 • City Rhythm Orchestra at NYSDS • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Band: City Rhythm Orchestra

Seniors and Students : $11
General Admission : $15

Dance classes are held from 7-8 PM before the band starts playing. There is no additional charge for these classes which are taught by guest instructors from various dance schools. The band plays from 8:00 to midnight, usually broken up into four sets. Recorded music is played during the three intermissions, so people can still dance while the band is on break. Sometimes an intermission will feature dance performances by guest artists.

DJ: John Festa

Guest Teachers: Margaret Batiuchok

Venue: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church

St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue
New York City, NY

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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

Email List:

Sunday, Sep 16, 2007 • John Lindo teaches WCS • Ellen

Posted by Tom on 08/26/2007 • West Coast SwingPermalink


John Lindo will be teaching Seat Coast Swing at Matty T’s on Sunday, September 16th.

For further info, please contact Ellen at 631-979-0713.

Venue: Matty T’s Roadhouse USA

Matty T's

Matty T’s Roadhouse USA is a one of a kind, country western bar here on Long Island. Lot’s of special events with a great lineup of country western bands.

Matty T’s has been offering West Coast Swing lessons every Monday evening with Ellen. (Previously held Sunday evenings, but move to Mondays effective March 5th, 2007).

Web: http://mattyts.com
Phone: 631.667.6868 or 631-595-WEST

Directions:
From the Southern State: Take exit 39N Beer Park. Go About 8/10 of a mile North. Make a slight Right onto Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 1.2 miles on your left hand side.

From the LIE: Take exist 52 Commack Road. Head South on Commack Road. Matty T’s is about 2.5 miles up on your right hand side.

Note on Parking: Please do not park in the lots to the left and right of Matty T’s. Park in the rear, street or in the Bank just North on opposite side of the street.

356 Commack Road
Deer Park, NY

Organizer: Ellen (Ellen)

Ellen teaches West Coast Swing (WCS) every week at Matty T’s.

Dancing is every Wednesday night at 7:30PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held on Sunday and Mondays).

Any questions call Ellen at 631-979-0713

Cover charge for Dancing and Instruction: $10

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007 • Dancing to the Blue Vipers • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing dance to the great music of The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. Everyone had a great time the last time they played for us.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing to the Blue Vipers between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

East Coast swing dance instructors: John & Shannon

[ATTENTION: All SDLI Board members - there will be a board meeting at 7:00PM]

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: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Friday, Sep 21, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/17/2007 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Sept. 21st, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - International Foxtrot, Part 2 by Stefany Coulter (1 hr);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2007 • SDLI Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2007 • SwingPermalink


Tuesday night swing dancing with Swing Dance Long Island. Every Tuesday Evening.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

DJs: Rudy & Deb

East Coast Instructor: Rudy

Intermediate lesson instructors: Brad & Ashley

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Sep 28, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - International Samba • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/24/2007 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN:

*Dance social this Friday, Sept. 28th, at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory! We desperately need more men!! Where are you guys?

Dance lesson: International Samba, Part 1 by Magda Schoeneich; Magda is a seasoned dance instructor and competitor. She has taught in Korea, and other places, and she had competed at the Blackpool in England.
As a matter of fact the following week, she will be competing in Hawaii.

Time & schedule:
7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - International Samba, Part 1 by Magda Schoeneich (1 hr);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

The weekly TGIFs @ Brookhaven, sponsored by the BNL Social & Cultural Club of the Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA), is held weekly at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory(BNL). It is open to the general public. Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older must bring a
photo ID.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 • Lake Ronkonoma Festival •

Posted by Tom on 09/24/2007 • Permalink


Come meet Swing Dance Long Island at the Lake Ronkonkoma Festival on Saturday, September 29th at the Michael Murphy Beach. Watch for swing dancing around 3:00PM!

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Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 • Doo Wop Night • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/21/2007 • Permalink


The North Patchogue Fire Department Benevolent Association
proudly presents a
Doo Wop Dinner/Dance.

Saturday, September 29th at the

North Patchogue Firehouse
33 Davidson Ave

$35 per person includes:

Turkey Dinner, Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee and Dessert.
Dinner served from 6:30PM to 8:00PM, with live music until midnight

Music provided by:
Somewhere in Time & the Express, Long Island’s Premier Oldies Dance Band.

Tickets must be reserved. Call 631-475-1788 ext 242

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, Sep 29, 2007 • Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Smokin’ Gun - Cajun Dance • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/28/2010 • CajunPermalink


Cajun Dance: September 29, 2007 (Saturday), 8 pm; $15 ea.;
Bands: Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Smokin’ Gun;
Location: BNL’s Brookhaven Center;
For further info, contact Joe Vignola, Tel: (631) 344-3846;

Dance Sponsor: BNL Music Club

Band: Lost Bayou Ramblers

Lost Bayou Ramblers

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Email: 
Web: http://lostbayouramblers.com/
MySpace: www.myspace.com/lostbayouramblers

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

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, Oct 2, 2007 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Beginner swing dance lessons between 8:00 PM through 8:30PM taught by Stephanie and Dave. Dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. The DJ for this evening are going to be Dave for the first half and Stephanie the second half.

We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Since this is a non-band night, admission is $4 for members, $5 for students and $6 for nonmembers.

Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Oct 5, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - International Rumba • BNL

Posted by Tom on 10/04/2007 • Permalink


UPDATE: This Friday, instead of Patti teaching Rumba, Ellen McCreery will teach Country 2-Step, from 8 - 9 pm followed by general social dancing. Dinner buffet starts as usual from 7 to 8 pm.

Dance social this Friday, Oct. 5th , at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory!

Dance lesson: International Rumba, Part 1 by Patti Panebianco of Dancesport;

*** IMPORTANT:  THE WEATHER IS ALREADY GETTING COOLER, AND THE CROWD IS GETTING BIGGER. IF YOU CAN, PLEASE “RSVP” (EMAIL) TO RUDY SO THAT HE CAN ORDER ENOUGH FOOD! (This is optional, of course; you may just attend without prior RSVP).

Here’s our schedule:

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Oct. 5th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Open to the Public event!

Time & schedule:
7 pm, start of cold food buffet;
8 - 9 pm, Lesson - International Rumba, Part 1 by Patti Panebianco (1 hr);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Note:
Students/Postdoctorates, and members of BNL’s Association of Students and Postdocs(ASAP), only $8; just present your ID at the door.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Oct 6, 2007 • SDLI Presents the Bay Big Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/09/2007 • Permalink


The Bay Big Band will be playing Saturday, Oct 6th at SDLI monthly Barn Dance.

Lesson between 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Band plays 8:00PM to 11:00PM.

Band: Bay Big Band

Bay Big Band
Five “swinging” saxes, four “Strong” trombones, “Screaming” trumpets and a “Heart Pounding” rhythm section. The Bay Big Band brings to life the sounds of the Glenn Mill, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman at their swinging best with their original musical arrangements.

Contacts: Larry Levenberg, Bill Joseph

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

Saturday, Oct 6, 2007 • Concert at Elmont Public Library • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • Permalink


Oct, 6, Sat. 7 to 9 PM Elmont Public Library Theater, Elmont, Swing Concert

Band: Ray Abrams Big Swing Band

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This highly professional swing band, which actually started in the 50’s, under the vision of Hank Dougherty, was acquired by Brooklyn’s famous jazz saxophonist and prolific arranger, Ray Abrams. Ray passed on in 1997, but the band continues to entertain lovers of swing and classic-jazz. The 17 members of the band consistently recreate the unforgettable hard swinging, finger-snapping, toe-tapping sounds of the greatest swing-bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Our musical arrangements feature many of the band’s exceptional soloist, as well as swinging vocals and a fine selection of love ballads, uniquely sung by our featured vocalist, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch.

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The band’s library of musical arrangements, is lengthy and well rounded, ranging from the still modern sounding charts created by founder, Ray Abrams, to the swinging big-band charts from the minds of arrangers like Sam Nestico, Quincy Jones, Sy Oliver, Neal Hefti, and so many others. This valued musical library supports the bands ability to create a well-rounded program of classic-jazz as played by the bands of Basie, Ellington, Hawkins, Foster, Hampton, etc.

The band’s unique ability to perform to the spirit of the music and to swing at the drop of a hat, is consistently nourished by the very dedicated skills of the band’s leader, Ervin Simpson, who has led the band since 1998. No doubt, this ability to swing the most beloved songs from The Classic American Jazz Songbook, explains why the band continues to maintain a growing presence on LI and in the tri-state area.

Band Contact:
Don Echoles Conway at 917-674-4647 or

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, Oct 7, 2007 • The Jerry Costanzo All Star Big Band Directed by Mike Carubia • NYSDS

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • Permalink


October 7, 2007 ( First Sunday of the month)

Band: The Jerry Costanzo All Star Big Band Directed by Mike Carubia

Seniors and Students : $11
General Admission : $15

Dance classes are held from 7-8 PM before the band starts playing. There is no additional charge for these classes which are taught by guest instructors from various dance schools. The band plays from 8:00 to midnight, usually broken up into four sets. Recorded music is played during the three intermissions, so people can still dance while the band is on break. Sometimes an intermission will feature dance performances by guest artists.

Venue: St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church

St Cyril & St Methodius Croatian Church
502 West 41st Street just west of 10th Avenue
New York City, NY

Organizer: New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS)

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

Email List:

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007 • Tuesday SDLI Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Beginner swing dance lessons between 8:00 PM through 8:30PM. Dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. The DJ for this evening are going to be Deb for the first half and John the second half.

We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Since this is a non-band night, admission is $4 for members, $5 for students and $6 for nonmembers.

Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Oct 12, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN • BNL

Posted by Tom on 10/08/2007 • BallroomPermalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: Friday, Oct. 12, 2007:

This Friday, Diego Blanco and Ana Padron will teach Argentine Tango from 7:30 to 9 pm. For those of you who don’t know yet these two excellent Tango instructors, they are the main Tango teachers every Tuesday night for Sherry Palencia’s “Argentine Tango Lovers” at Mirelle’s in Westbury. They are gracious enough to agree to come out to Brookhaven Lab to teach Tango. (We also thank Joe Abraham for his kindness to drive Diego and Ana to the Lab and back).

Here’s our schedule:

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Oct. 12th, 2007: Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
6:45 pm, start of cold food buffet;
7:30 - 9 pm, Lesson - “Argentine Tango” by Diego Blanco and Ana Padron (1 hr);
9:00 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Note:
Students/Postdoctorates, and members of BNL’s Association of Students and Postdocs(ASAP), only $8; just present your ID at the door.

After 9:30 pm, it’s $8 for everyone who comes only for dancing!

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Oct 13, 2007 • Stony Brook University Social Dance • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • BallroomPermalink


We are looking for further details on what is happening at Stony Brook, this weekend.

Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Sunday, Oct 14, 2007 • “Swing ‘n Hustle” with Latin Spices • Ellen

Posted by Tom on 10/08/2007 • Permalink


Next Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2007: “Swing ‘n Hustle” with latin spices at Mirelle’s in Westbury!!
5:30 - 6:30 pm, “WEST COAST SWING” dance lesson by Ellen McCreery (Ellen teaches WCS every Wednesday night at Maty T’s in Deer Park);
6:30 pm - Hot food buffet from Mirelle’s kitchen opens!
6:30 - 10 pm, General dancing - Mostly swing and hustle mix with some latin;

Dance mix by Rudy.

Cost: $15 per person, includes dinner buffet, dance lessons, and dancing!

For those who don’t know where Mirelle’s is, here’s the address so that you can mapquest it:
Mirelle’s Restaurant
170 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 338-4933

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

Organizer: Ellen (Ellen)

Ellen teaches West Coast Swing (WCS) every week at Matty T’s.

Dancing is every Wednesday night at 7:30PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held on Sunday and Mondays).

Any questions call Ellen at 631-979-0713

Cover charge for Dancing and Instruction: $10

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 • Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers will be pumping out their hard driving, swing tunes for our dancing pleasure. Don’t miss it.

Fundamental swing dance lesson from 8:00PM to 8:30PM given by Brad & Ashley. With Cliff taking the stage at 8:30PM.

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Sunday, Oct 21, 2007 • Boilermakers Jazz Band at Swing Remix • Swing Remix

Posted by Tom on 10/03/2007 • SwingPermalink


Greetings,

Please join us on Sunday October 21st when we will Feature The Boilermakers Jazz Band returning for their second appearance at Swing Remix. Their last appearance here gave us our largest attendance to date and we expect Oct 21st to be a record breaker for us!

Latest News!
We are holding a short Balboa competition at 10pm for couples only. The winning couple will receive a free entry into the Advanced Balboa Division (non champions) at the American Lindy Hop Championships Oct 25-28 2007. This will be judged with audience participation.

We are extra pleased to announce our special guest instructor for our afternoon workshops - Nathalie Gomes! She will be flying in from New Orleans, LA to teach our afternoon classes on Sunday Oct 21st.

Workshop Schedule instructor Nathalie Gomes!
Sunday October 21st at SOL
4pm Musicality for Everyone intermediate level
5pm Spins for Guys and Dolls intermediate level
6:15pm Cool Moves for Guys and Dolls int/advanced level

Main Event
7:30pm - 8:00pm Basic Swing Lesson
8:15pm - Dancing

Doors open for general admission at 7:15PM. Beginner Swing lesson at 7:30pm, Band plays 8:15pm – 11:30pm and more DJ music will follow!
Price online General admission tickets will be available online for blow out price of just $12. Workshop prices $20 for 2, $26 for all three (see http://www.swingremix.com)
Price at door General Admission $16, Workshops $12 Each

Featured Instructor
Nathalie Gomes
Nathalie is the founder and owner of Hop Swing & a Jump dance studios*. She has held multiple national and international championship titles, and choreographed award winning dance teams including the renowned “Hop Swing & a Jump” Team. Nathalie has exposed countless dancers, many who have gone on to become successful dance teachers and performers in their own right. She will teach all levels and offer a variety of subject matter. Natalie will also be available for private instruction during her visit to NYC. If you are interested, please contact us asap.

Swing Remix is a jumpin’ swing dance Extravaganza featuring fabulous jazz bands, social dancing on 3,000+ sq ft wood floors, performances and pre-dance workshops and it’s all held at SOL, an award winning night club on 29th Street and 11th Ave. And if it’s your first time joining us, we always offer a free beginner lesson in Swing.

all the best, and see you soon

Spencer and Paolo Pants
Swing Remix
Remixed for your dancing pleasure
http://www.swingremix.com

Organizer: Swing Remix (Swing Remix)

Based in Manhattan, Swing Remix is a jumpin’ swing dance extravaganza featuring fabulous jazz bands, social dancing on 3,000+ sq ft wood floors, performances and pre-dance workshops and it’s all held at JCC Manhattan on 334 Amsterdam Ave. And if it’s your first time joining us, we always offer a free beginner lesson in Swing.

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Spencer and Paolo Pants
Swing Remix
Remixed for your dancing pleasure
Website: http://www.swingremix.com

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007 • SDLI Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Intermediate swing dance lessons between 8:00 PM through 8:30PM taught by Sarah & Gilles. Dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. The DJ for this evening are going to be Sarah for the first half and Brad the second half.

We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Since this is a non-band night, admission is $4 for members, $5 for students and $6 for nonmembers.

Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Oct 26, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Salsa! • BNL

Posted by Tom on 10/23/2007 • Permalink


### TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN: Friday, Oct. 26th, 2007:

This Friday, Mike Rodriguez will give 1 1/2 hours of dance instruction in Salsa.

FLASH!! After the lesson, Mike Rodriguez and his partner will present a “HOT” dance show!

Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
6:45 pm, start of cold food buffet;
7:45 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “Samba” by Mike Rodriguez;
9:15 - 9:30 pm: DANCE SHOW BY MIKE RODRIGUEZ AND PARTNER!
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

After 9:30 pm, it’s $8 for everyone who comes only for dancing!

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2007 • Halloween Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


On Tuesday, October 30th, Swing Dance Long Island will be having a Halloween Swing Dance.  Come dressed in costumes for SDLI treats.

Beginner swing dance lessons between 8:00 PM through 8:30PM taught by Joe & Roberta. Dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. The DJ for this evening are going to be Joe for the first half and Tom the second half.

We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Since this is a non-band night, admission is $4 for members, $5 for students and $6 for nonmembers.

Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007 • Sweet and Sour Scary Swing • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 10/24/2007 • Permalink


SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SWING DANCE PARTY
Wednesday - October 31st, 2007

The Grand Harmony Palace in Chinatown, NYC featuring

GEORGE GEE and his 17pc. MAKE-BELIEVE BALLROOM ORCHESTRA

and special guests THE BLUE VIPERS OF BROOKLYN !

7pm-1230am

$15 Cover // $15 food/bar min until 930pm
$20 Cover // No Min afterwards

VINTAGE ATTIRE AND COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!

We will be having a COSTUME CONTEST with $100 CASH PRIZE for First Place! Yes, $100 CASH, you heard right! To be eligible for the contest, you need to register by 9pm and the contest will be held at 1045pm. Winners will be determined by thunderous and earth-shaking applause, so attendance by your friends, family members and strangers off the streets are recommended.

FIRST PLACE: $100 cash plus free entry (for two) to all Grand Harmony Sweet & Sour Swing events until the end of 2007.

SECOND PLACE: George Gee and Blue Viper CDs plus free entry (for two) to all Grand Harmony Sweet & Sour Swing events until the end of 2007.

THIRD PLACE: Free entry (for four) to all Grand Harmony Sweet & Sour Swing events until the end of 2007.

Consolation prize to all contestants will be a pair of passes to all Sweet & Sour Swing events until the end of the year.

Additionally, we will have various raffles throughout the evening for fun gifts (to be eligible, just need to sign our email list at the front desk upon entry). There will be NO DANCE LESSON on this evening (usually provided by Sandra Cameron Dance Center) and pretty much continuous live dance music (well, we have to tear DJ TOMO off the dance floor once in a while to spin and spin and spin....).

Doors will open at 7pm.

7pm-730pm: DJ TOMO
730pm-815pm: The Blue Vipers
815pm-9pm: GG & MBBO
9pm-930pm: The Blue Vipers
930pm-1015pm: GG & MBBO
1015pm-1045pm: The Blue Vipers
1045pm-11pm: Costume Contest
11pm-12midnight: GG & MBBO
12mid to 1230am: DJ TOMO

Dinner reservations are recommended by calling (212) 226 - 6033

Discounted parking is available right next door at Hester Garage, 106 Mott Street.

Q, N, R & 6 Trains to Canal Street.

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, Nov 2, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Special Event • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • SwingPermalink


Halloween Party with live music by “Lil’ Cliff and the Cliffhangers”.

Halloween costumes! Prizes for Best costumes!

Tickets will go on sale this Friday.  $20(paid in adv, before Oct. 26th)/$25(email reservation)/$35(at the door).

Only 200 tickets will be available. If sold out before the event, no tickets will be sold at the door. Buffet dinner: 7 - 8 pm; complimentary Swing dance lesson, or Jitterbug Stroll line dance lesson at 8:00 pm; the band plays from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm; DJ music in-between sets; general dancing until midnight.

Very important reminder to everyone who comes to the open-to-the-public TGIF @ Brookhaven National Labs: “....Visitors to the Lab 16 years old and older MUST bring a PHOTO ID (drivers license, or passport), or the guards will not let you in!

Band: Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers


Photo by Phil Marino/NY Times

2006 International Blues Challenge Finalists Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are a four piece, blues harmonica driven wrecking crew. These knickerbockers have been singing, swinging and stinging Tri State area audiences for the last three plus years with their own special brand of blues power.

After winning the regional IBC competition, hosted locally by the Downstate Blues Society of Long Island, New York, these four professionals then took their special brand of original jump blues down to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the annual International Blues Challenge. And wouldn’t you know it, out of literally hundreds of blues artists from all over the world the boys placed in the final top ten!

Fresh from this triumph Lil’ Cliff & the Cliffhangers are now out to support their latest indi-cd release “God Bless Women” on Shankbone Records. Through a comprehensive combination of live appearances up and down the Northeast corridor, radio airplay (wfdu, wwoz, wusb to name a few), local cable television appearances (Wes Houston Presents) as well as the most user friendly web site you could hope for (replete with mp3 and electronic press kit downloads) these blues boys knock ‘em out of their shoes and leave them dancin’ barefoot!

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Nov 3, 2007 • Long Island Jazz Orchestra • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/19/2007 • SwingPermalink


Mike Ficco and the Long Island Jazz Orchestra will be bring their 17-piece sound to Swing Dance Long Island’s monthly swing dance at the Brush Barn in Smithtown.

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, Nov 6, 2007 • Swing Dance Tuesday • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Nov 9, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Tango / Rumba Line Dance • BNL

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


This coming Friday, Nov. 9th, BNL is having a “break” from their normal “partner” dancing lessons routine. Line dance lessons in “Argentine Tango”, and “Rumba” will be given by the well-known and popular line dance instructor & choreographer, SHERRY PALENCIA!

For the past 20 years, Sherry Palencia has become a well-known personality in the world of Line Dancing.  Her talent as an Entertainer and her fame as a Dance Instructor have taken her from the Lincoln Center in New York to numerous engagements across the country.  When dancing with her husband Ricky, they comprise a graceful and talented duo. Their masterful interpretation of the dance is entertaining and extremely enjoyable to watch.

Sherry’s personable method of instruction allows the participant to learn in a relaxed atmosphere, brought about by her enthusiasm and sense of humor.

In Sherry’s programs, you never make a mistake, but are being “creative”.  A mis-step may evoke the comment, “The other left foot”. This congenial teaching method puts everyone at ease and appeals to beginners who feel they are attaining “Instant Success”.

First time dancers forget their inexperience and simply enjoy dancing with her.  Students become her friends and tend to follow her from area to area.

It is never necessary to have a partner, since a combination of “Line” dances and “Mixers” ensures that everyone has a chance to participate. When Sherry says, “Let’s dance!” everybody dances!

In addition to Line dancing, Sherry and her talented husband Rick, are favorites on the floor with their interpretation of Two Step, Tango or West Coast Swing.

By the way, Sherry is currently the Prime Mover of the Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island. They hold regular weekly lessons on Tuesdays at Mirelle’s in Westbury, and a social Milonga every last Sunday of the month.

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Nov. 9th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York;

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc.;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - 1 1/2 hr. “Line Dancing” by Sherry Palencia;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, cold food buffet, and social dancing, etc.

Note:
Students/Postdoctorates, and members of BNL’s Association of Students and Postdocs(ASAP), only $8; just present your ID at the door.

After 9:30 pm, it’s $8 for everyone who comes only for dancing!

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Nov 10, 2007 • November Dance Social • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


November Dance Social

Saturday, Nov 10th at 8:00pm till 11:45pm at the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B
DJ: Patti & Anthony, dance lesson at 8:30pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be available
Admission At-the-Door: $14/pp (USB Students w/ID: $7)
Directions are found on the PDF flyer in “Lessons & Events” on their web site.

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Sunday, Nov 11, 2007 • Salute To Veterans Concert at Sachem Public Library •

Posted by Tom on 10/27/2007 • Permalink


The SWINGTIME BIG BAND vividly brings this classic music to life for a new generation of audiences in three-dimensional sound, authentically recreating the style, musicality and essence of each Swing Era band that originated the hits from the Great American Songbook.

Expect this to be a concert, no dancing.

Sunday, Nov. 11 Salute To Veterans Concert at Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY
2:00-4:00pm (Presented by Sachem Public Library)

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band

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Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.

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With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324
Email:
Website: http://swingtimeny.com

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 • Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 09/24/2007 • SwingPermalink


Swing Dance Long Island is proud to present Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co first Long Island performance.

Band: Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.

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http://sitanddieco.com/

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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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

Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 • West Coast Swing Workshop • Sparkles

Posted by Tom on 10/20/2007 • Permalink


Lisa “Sparkles” Paternoster & Swing Champion Erik Novoa
present

WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS!!!!!

Saturday November 17th

1PM- Beginner (all about the slot) w/ Lisa
2PM- Intermediate (connection & timing) w/ Lisa & Erik
3PM- Advanced (cool breaks and when to use them) w/ Erik

THEN STAY FOR OUR 45 MINUTE PRACTICE SOCIAL!!!!!

Early Bird Pricing!!!!!!!
by 11/1- $15 per class or $40 for the whole day (BEST VALUE!!!!)
by 11/12- $18 per class or $50 for the whole day
Day of class- $20 per class or $55 for the whole day

Location:  Ballroom Legacy
185A Glen Cove Ave.
Sea Cliff, NY
11579

For pre-registration, question or directions contact Lisa @ (516)241-3179 or

Visit Lisa on the web… http://www.LisaSparkles.com

Venue: Ballroom Legacy

Ballroom & Latin dance studio serving the Glen Cove and North Shore area.

Conveniently located just TEN MINUTES North of the LIE!

Ballroom Legacy
185A Glen Cove Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Phone: 516-609-3269
Email:
Web: ballroomlegacy.com

DIRECTIONS:
LIE to Exit 39
Take Glen Cove Road NORTH to the End (Glen Cove Road turns into RT 107)
Make a Left onto Glen Cove Avenue
Studio is 4 Traffic Lights Up,at the top of the hill, on the right hand side
Parking is Next to the Building

Organizer: Lisa “Sparkles” Paternoster (Sparkles)

NDCA Certified Instructor

Phone: 516 241-3179
Email:
Website:  www.LisaSparkles.com

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2007 • SDLI Swing Dance at Brennan’s • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/04/2007 • Permalink


Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

Beginner dance lessons start at 8:00 PM with dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM. We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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 27, 2007 • Swing Dance Tuesday - Special Lindy Hop Workshop • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


On Tuesday November 27, Dave and Stephanie will be giving a special 1 hour Lindy Hop workshop starting at 8:00PM and ending at 9:00PM. The workshop will cover the 8 count rhythm, swing out, and how to get into it from East Coast Swing. Please don’t come late since there is a lot of material.

This evening our DJ’s will start spinning at 9:00PM (1/2 hour later then our normal 8:30PM start, to accommodate the special workshop.)

No partner is needed and beginners are welcome.

We meet every Tuesday evening at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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 27, 2007 • West Coast Swing in the East End of LI • Blake Hobby

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


TUESDAY NIGHT WCS IN GREENPORT!

At The Whiskey Wind Tavern, Greenport, NY

West Coast Swing Lessons & Dancing.  You do not need a partner!  If you have never danced before now is your chance to learn how.  We will start with the very basic of the dance and move onto patterns and fun moves!

7:00–8:00 West Coast Swing Basics
8:00-11ish Open Dancing

$12 lesson & dance, $ 8 dance only

For more information, please contact Blake Hobby at:
Phone: 631-946-2672
Web: www.goldfish78.com

Venue: Whiskey Wind Tavern

The Whiskey Wind Tavern
30-32 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944

Website: www.whiskeywind.com
Phone: (631) 477-8764

Organizer: Blake Hobby (Blake Hobby)

Blake Hobby is a two time US Open Champion. She has been competing, teaching, and judging on the National Swing Circuit for 15 years.

Previous to entering the Swing world, Blake danced in ballet companies in Atlanta and Boston.  She also holds a masters degree in teaching which is evident in her planning and implementation of dance instruction.  Her teaching style is clear, direct and easy and focuses on technique and execution.

Blake has recently moved from Connecticut and now resides in New York.

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Website: www.goldfish78.com
Phone: 631-946-2672
E-mail:

Friday, Nov 30, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Hustle Part 2 • BNL

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Nov. 30th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:30 pm, Lesson - 1 1/2 hr. “Hustle Part 2” by Jose Bolivar;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 • Isotope Stompers Dixeland Jazz Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


Long Island’s best Dixieland Jazz Band will be playing for Swing Dance Long Island’s dancing pleasure at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn, Saturday December 1, 2007.

Be ready for a great time. Fundamental swing lesson (to get you started), from 7:30PM to 8:00PM. With the Isotope Stompers performing at 8:00PM to 11:00PM.

Beginners are welcome & no partner is required.

Band: Isotope Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band

The Isotope Stompers are an exhilarating seven-piece Dixieland Jazz Band whose roots are in the Northeastern United States. This music, however, comes from way down South in New Orleans where this foot-stomping music called “jazz” grew out of spirituals and marches of the Bourbon Street area. You will recognize some of the band’s popular Dixieland tunes like the rousing Tiger Rag, In the Mood, Figgity Feet, Kid’s Ory’s famous Muskrat Ramble, A train, the sad and moving St. James Infirmary Blues or The Tin Roof Blues.

The emphasis is on what is known as “revival jazz”, the traditional New Orleans-style music spiced up with greater drive and tempo for dancing.

They will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes…for THE ISOTOPE STOMPERS celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans style, all year long!  image

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

Sunday, Dec 2, 2007 • “Swing ‘n Hustle” with Latin Spices • Ellen

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2007: “Swing ‘n Hustle” with latin spices at Mirelle’s in Westbury!!

5:00 - 6:00 pm, “Country 2-step” dance lesson by Ellen McCreery (Ellen teaches every Wednesday night at Maty T’s in Deer Park);
6:00 - 10 pm, General dancing - Mostly swing and hustle mix with some latin; Dance mix by Rudy.
(6:30 pm - Hot food buffet from Mirelle’s kitchen opens)!

Cost: $15 per person, includes dinner buffet, dance lessons, and dancing!

For those who don’t know where Mirelle’s is, here’s the address so that you can mapquest it:
Mirelle’s Restaurant
170 Post Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 338-4933

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Mirelle’s

Mirelle's

Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering
170 Post Avenue
Westbury NY, 11746

Phone : 516-338-4933
Email :

Directions: Northern State Parkway to exit 32 South. Travel 1/2 mile South on Post Avenue, Mirelle’s is on the left-hand side. Entrance parking is in rear of building.

Organizer: Ellen (Ellen)

Ellen teaches West Coast Swing (WCS) every week at Matty T’s.

Dancing is every Wednesday night at 7:30PM with the beginner West Coast Swing lesson starting at 7:30PM and the intermediate dance lesson at 8:30PM. Open dancing with a California mix of music until 11:00PM. (Previously the lessons where held on Sunday and Mondays).

Any questions call Ellen at 631-979-0713

Cover charge for Dancing and Instruction: $10

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2007 • Tuesday Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 11/25/2007 • Permalink


Swing dance lessons between 8:00 PM through 8:30PM. Dancing between 8:30 PM & 11:00 PM.

We meet at Brennans Irish Pub, 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.

Since this is a non-band night, admission is $4 for members, $5 for students and $6 for nonmembers.

Join a friendly group of people for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing. No partner is needed and beginners are welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Dec 7, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Night Club 2-Step • BNL

Posted by Tom on 12/02/2007 • Permalink


(2) This coming Friday, Dec. 7th, its “Night Club 2-Step” at the Brookhaven
Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory!

“...Are you tired of rocking back and forth when a slow romantic song is being played at a wedding or social event? Join Cooperative Partners’ Carolyn Schwartz and Victor Goldman for a lesson in Night Club dancing that will spice up your dancing, with turns, dips and other cool moves that will make this fun and romantic at the same time....”

Now, here’s our TGIF @ Brookhaven schedule this coming Friday:

TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Dec. 7th, 2007:
Place: Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Lab

Time & schedule:
7:00 - 8:00 pm, cold food buffet dinner, etc;
8:00 - 9:15 pm, Lesson - “NC-2Step” by Carolyn Schwartz and Victor Goldman;
9:30 - 11:30 pm: Open dancing with digital-DJ (general dance mix by Rudy);

General Admission:
$15 per person! Covers everything!! Includes dance lessons, food buffet, and social dancing, etc. 

Band: DJ Music

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

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Sunday, Dec 9, 2007 • SB Univ Holiday Dance • SBU Dance Club

Posted by Tom on 12/02/2007 • Permalink


December Holiday Dance

Sunday, Dec 9th at 7:00pm till 10:45pm
Student Activities Center, Ballroom A
Music for the evening is provided by Louis Del Prete w/ a Professional Dance Performance
Italian Buffet Dinner

Admission: $35 (til Dec 1), $45 At-The-Door
Please mail check (payable to: Campus Recreation) to P.O. Box 134, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Table Reservations (of 8 or more) can be included with your check, please list names at your table. Please come join us for our holiday celebrations along with Donamarie and Patti. Dress code is semi-formal (Black tie is optional)

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Student Activites Center - Stony Brook University

SB Ballroom

Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center is located in the heart of the Stony Brook University Campus. They have a wonderful large and modern ballroom for dancing and instruction.

Directions: Nicolls Rd North, Left at the 3rd Entrance Stony Brook Sign. Go up the hill and make a Right onto Circle Road. Continue to 3rd Stop Sign, make a Left onto Campus Drive. Take the immediate Left onto John S Toll Road and immediate Right into the parking lot. Walk in the same direction to the SAC about 500 ft away. It has large glass windows in the front lobby

Organizer: Stony Brook University Dance Club (SBU Dance Club)

The Stony Brook University Dance Club runs a full calendar of dance events at the Student Union Ballroom, including ballroom dance instructions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday evening dance socials.

http://www.liballroom.com/

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007 • SDLI Member Appreciation Dance with Nick Polumbo & The Filipped Fedoras - Date Change • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/05/2007 • Permalink


The member Appreciation Dance has been moved one week earlier to Tuesday, December 11th, since Brennan’s will not be available to us on Dec 18th. We are still hoping to have Nick Polumbo & the Filipped Fedoras for this event.

Swing Dance Long Island would like to thank all of our SDLI members for supporting our dance events throughout the 2007 year.  In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, SDLI’s board would like to extend our tradition of offering all current SDLI members in good standing, free admission to this special holiday dance. The dance will feature the great swing music of Nick Polumbo and the Flipped Fedoras.

As always, even if your are not a current member of SDLI you are more then welcome to join us this (and any other) evening.

Band: Nick Palumbo and the Flipped Fedoras

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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 - Members Free

### Special Member Appreciation Pricing ### $10 General Admission $8 Students with current ID *** SDLI Members in Good Standing *** FREE !!!!

Friday, Dec 14, 2007 • TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - Christmas Party • BNL

Posted by Tom on 09/30/2007 • Permalink


TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN on Friday, Dec. 14th, 2007:

***Special Event: Christmas Party with live music by the 20-pc. Big Band: “Bill Wilkinson & the LI Sound Orchestra”;

$25(paid in adv, before Dec. 7th)/$30(email reservation)/$35(at the door). Only 200 tickets will be available. If sold out before the event, no tickets will be sold at the door.

Buffet dinner: 7 - 8 pm; complimentary dance lesson at 8:00 pm; the band plays from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm; DJ music in-between sets; general dancing until midnight.

NOTE: OPTIONAL FORMAL ATTIRE/DRESS TO IMPRESS! THE BAND MEMBERS WILL BE WEARING TUXEDOS grin

Band: Long Island Sound Swing Band

Bill Wilkinson and the Long Island Sound Swing Band delivers that full, big band sound.

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Bill Wilkinson
Phone: 631-874-0164
Email:

Venue: Brookhaven National Lab

Brookhaven National Lab

Go to LIE Exit 68 north on William Floyd Parkway;
(There are signs to: Brookhaven National Laboratory) About 1 1/2 miles away, turn right (before the second light), to BNL’s gate. Present a picture ID (driver’s license is ok) to the guard. From the Guard Booth, go straight, turn left at the first light; A few hundred feet away, on your left, is the Brookhaven Center. For more details on directions, visit: http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/maps.html

Organizer: BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007 • NO SDLI Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/05/2007 • Permalink


No Dance

Due to a scheduling conflict with a private party at Brennan’s Irish Pub, Swing Dance Long Island will not be meeting this Tuesday, December 18th, 2007. This the member appreciation dance with Nick Polumbo and the Filipped Fedoras has been moved up a week to Dec 11th. So due to the holiday’s SDLI will not have a Tuesday dance for 3-weeks in a row - Dec 18, 2007; Dec 25, 2007; and Jan 1, 2008

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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, Dec 25, 2007 • NO SDLI DANCE • SDLI

Posted by Shannon on 11/13/2007 • Permalink


SDLI will NOT meet at Brennan’s on Christmas Day.  Have a wonderful holiday.

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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.

Friday, Dec 28, 2007 • Battle Of The Bands •

Posted by Tom on 12/05/2007 • Permalink


The “Battle Of The Bands” with…
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra
VS.
George Gee and the Jump Jivin’ Wailers!

Friday, December 28th

Grand Harmony Palace
Chinatown 98 Mott Street
New York 10013

Vintage-inspired semi-formal attire requested

Doors open 7 pm until 1 am $15 cover / $15 minimum until 9:30 pm $20 cover / no minimum after 9:30 pm

website: georgegee.com

Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 • New Year’s Eve “Eve” Swing Ball - Location Changed to Connolly’s • Lo-Fi

Posted by Tom on 12/28/2007 • Permalink


Sunday December 30, 2007 - The Nite Before New Year’s Eve

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THE NEW YEAR’S EVE “EVE” SWING BALL!

THE SWING BALL!
@ Connolly’s, 121 West 45 Street (between 6th Ave. & Broadway), Third Floor 212-597-5126

Doors/Dance Lesson 7pm
Live Music Starts 8pm
Event Ends 2am

LIVE BANDS:
8pm Nick Palumbo
9pm Crescent City Maulers
10:30pm-1am Ron Sunshine & His Orchestra

Plus DJ
If you purchase hard tickets you have mailed to you, YOU WILL NOT NEED TO WAIT ON ANY LINES - just present your tix at the door and go right in! If you do not have actual tickets you can pre-pay and have your name at the door on the “will call” list.
Purchase Advance Tickets and $ave: http://www.smarttix.com

$30 after October 30
$40 at the door

Band: Ron Sunshine

Singer, songwriter, harmonica handler Ron Sunshine (Born in Denver, living in NYC for 22 years, now relocated to Eastern PA) has been performing all around the world with his band Full Swing since 1990, releasing five CDs along the way. The current lineup includes saxophonist Craig Dreyer, drummer Jason Pharr, bassist Tom Pietrycha, pianist Matt Ray, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, and guitarist Al Street, often joined by ace vocalists Queen Esther, Sarah Tolar, Aria Hendricks, and others.

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Sunshine can also be heard performing in clubs with his jazz organ quartet, as well as crooning at the fabled Rainbow Room with his new 10-piece big band--and everything in between.  The mixture of music has been perfect for hundreds of private and corporate parties, as well as festivals, concerts and casinos.

With his soulful mixture of catchy original songs, jazz standards and blues/R&B classics, the Ron and the band continue to win new followers on their travels, featured along the way on CNN, BET, NBC, Fox, BBC, and other international television, as well as numerous nationally released compilation CDs, books, films and radio. They have dazzled audiences from New York to Los Angeles, from Paris to Stockholm, from Bermuda to Red Bank.

“Deluxe” (2003) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) with nine new jazz, blues and soul originals, and three covers. Featuring guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Rick Germanson, and new arrangements by Tim Ouimette.
“Candy” (2001) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) jazz standards, big band. John Allred on trombone, Danny Wilensky on alto sax and flute are special guests.
“Soul Drug” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine (Golden Bug Records) funk, soul/jazz
“Straight Up” (1998 ) Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Daddy-O/BMG) swing, jump, jazz, re-released in 2000 on Golden Bug records. Special guest vocalist: Madeleine Peyroux.
“Sumpin Jumpin” (1994) Cassette only. Ron Sunshine & Full Swing (Golden Bug Records) swing, jump
“Pick it Up” (1994) Ron Sunshine & the Smoking Section, featuring Dr. John and the P-Funk Horns (Golden Bug Records) funk, R&B, blues, rereleased in France in 1996 on XIII Bis Records

Ron Sunshine
Phone: 212-714-4510
Web: http://ronsunshine.com/

Organizer: Lo-Fi Entertainment (Lo-Fi)

"Lo-Fi” Lee Sobel has been presenting swing dancing events at the most prestigious music venues in New York City since 1996. Prior to music promotion, Lee Sobel directed the feature film “Rockabilly Vampire,” released in 2001 by Troma Entertainment on DVD and soon to be released “Mother May I”. Time Out NY Magazine called him “New York’s king of all thing retro.”

Clubs at which Lo-Fi Lee has packed the dance floor: Webster Hall, China Club, The Supper Club, Windows on the World, The Roxy, Flamingo East, El Flamingo, Caché, True, Pageant, The Altman Building, and many more.

Website: http://lofientertainment.com/nyc-swing/
E-mail:

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2008 • NO SDLI DANCE • SDLI

Posted by Shannon on 11/13/2007 • Permalink


SDLI will NOT meet at Brennan’s on New Year’s Day.  Make your resolutions count.

Venue: Brennan’s Irish Pub

Brennans Irish Pub

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Brennans Irish Pub 546 Route 111, Hauppauge, NY.  631-979-7855

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 5, 2008 • SDLI 4th Annual New Year’s Black Tie Swing Dance • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 08/10/2008 • Permalink


Swing Dance Long Island first swing dance of the new year will be our popular Black Tie dance at the Brush Barn in Smithtown, on Saturday, January 5th, 2008.

Gentleman are invited to attend attired in tuxedos and ladies may want to choose an appropriate evening gown.  Past years, people have had a lot of fun dressing up for this event. (If your tux is still in the cleaners due to that unfortunate mess you got into on New Year’s Eve, don’t worry all is forgiven and any presentable attire will do.)

Band: DJ Music

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

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 DJ

$10 General Admission, $8 Students with current ID, $7 SDLI Members
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