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7/25 MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY @ CICADA
Author: Mr. DeMille :: Posted: Thu 07/17/14 7:08 am
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MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
FRIDAY, JULY 25

= SPECIAL CICADA CLUB EVENT =
You are invited to the 20th Anniversary party of Mora's Modern Rhythmists thirteen-piece dance band devoted to playing classic jazz and swing tunes of the early twentieth century.

Dean Mora began the band in 1994 for the purpose of performing American popular dance music from the 1920s and early 1930s, using period arrangements and transcriptions from the original recordings.

Following a series of small concerts around the Los Angeles area, the Rhythmists were hired as the Monday night house band at the world famous Derby, a nightclub situated in one of the original Brown Derby Restaurants, in Hollywood, and which was considered by many to be the "ground-zero" of the Swing Revival of the 1990s.

Mora's Modern Rhythmists went on to earn the reputation as one of the best swing bands in Los Angeles and then the nation, and gained a popular following among dancers and band enthusiasts alike.

The band reunites at the Cicada Club for a special one time only show you won't want to miss!

Complimentary dance lesson at 7pm provided by Christian Perry of "Dancing with the Stars" and Havin a Ball Dance Studio.

TICKETS $20 IN ADVANCE / $25 AT THE DOOR
Buy Now: http://CicadaClub.com/tickets/?id=137940

= SUNDAY NIGHT DINE AND DANCE SPECIAL =
= $69 PER PERSON =
ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS THREE COURSE DINNER
INCLUDES ADMISSION - NO TICKETS TO BUY
KEEP YOUR TABLE THE ENTIRE EVENING
SEATING LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY
(beverages, gratuity and tax not included)

Dinner reservations:
Phone 213-488-9488
Online: http://CicadaClub.com/dinner/?id=137940

The Cicada Club
The Historic 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif.
http://CicadaClub.com/

Doors open 6pm - Show at 9pm

Fine Dining - Full Bar - Dancing on Two Floors

Vintage or Evening attire suggested.

More information:
http://www.cicadaclub.com/weekly_schedule.asp#137940


7/20 QUARTET NUAGES - GYPSY JAZZ SWING @ THE CICADA CLUB
Author: Mr. DeMille :: Posted: Fri 07/11/14 12:13 am
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QUARTET NUAGES
SUNDAY, JULY 20

Enjoy an evening of gypsy Jazz and more as Hollywood's popular violinist and horn player Dan Weinstein takes you back in time to the hot sounds of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s with his newest sweet and hot quartet.

TICKETS $15 IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR
Buy Now: http://CicadaClub.com/tickets/?id=159152

= SUNDAY NIGHT DINE AND DANCE SPECIAL =
= $59 PER PERSON =
ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS THREE COURSE DINNER
INCLUDES ADMISSION - NO TICKETS TO BUY
KEEP YOUR TABLE THE ENTIRE EVENING
SEATING LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY
(beverages, gratuity and tax not included)

Dinner reservations:
Phone 213-488-9488
Online: http://CicadaClub.com/dinner/?id=159152

The Cicada Club
The Historic 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, Calif.
http://CicadaClub.com/

Doors open 6pm - Show at 8:30pm

Fine Dining - Full Bar - Dancing on Two Floors

Vintage or Evening attire suggested.

More information:
http://www.cicadaclub.com/weekly_schedule.asp#159152


7/6 Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra @ Cicada Clu
Author: Mr. DeMille :: Posted: Thu 06/26/14 9:24 am
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Sunday, July 6 - Big Band Night!

Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra w/ special guest Renee Olstead @ The Cicada Club

The NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA with Dave Damiani and special guests will perform at the Cicada Club!

Don't miss this amazing night of music, dancing, tuxedos and champagne...

If you haven't been to this incredible venue, you will love it.

This 1920s Art Deco room has been in countless Hollywood blockbusters, and now they can add a BLOCKBUSTER BAND to their roster!

The all-star band will include: Gary Matsumoto, Aaron McLendon, Alex Frank, Mike Rocha, Bijon Watson, Erm Navarro, Ben Burget and Dan Kaneyuki with very special guest Renee Olstead!



Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club
The Art Deco 1928 Oviatt Building
617 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90014

Doors open 6pm - Show at 8:30pm

Limited time advance discount tickets $18 ($20 at the door)

http://cicadaclub.com/tickets?id=152680

= BIG BAND DINE AND DANCE SPECIAL =
= $69 PER PERSON =
ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS THREE COURSE DINNER
INCLUDES ADMISSION - NO TICKETS TO BUY
KEEP YOUR TABLE THE ENTIRE EVENING
SEATING LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY
(BEVERAGES, GRATUITY AND TAX NOT INCLUDED)

Dinner reservations:
Phone 213-488-9488
Online: http://cicadaclub.com/dinner?id=152680

Fine Dining - Full Bar - Valet Parking - Dancing on Two Floors

Vintage or Evening attire suggested.


Battle of The Big Bands
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Wed 06/25/14 11:38 am
Two of the nation's Premier Swing dance Orchestras set up side-by-side for a classic - 'Battle of The Big Bands' - NYC's George Gee Swing Orchestra vs. LA’s very own Jonathan Stout Orchestra!

Saturday, July 5th
Veterans Memorial Complex - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

Doors open at 7pm
Dance lesson 7:15 - 8pm
2 Live Big Bands 8pm - midnight

With Swing Dance lessons from globally renowned instructors:
Beginners: Rusty and Ted (Lindy By the Sea)
Intermediate: Minn and Stephanie (Hollywood Hotshots)
Advanced: Shesha and Nikki (OC Swing)

Featuring Nick Williams as your evening DJ and Morgan Day as your event MC
4 hours of non-stop LIVE MUSIC (8pm-12am)
with performances during band changeovers

A must attend, epic, ‘this only happens once a year’ event!

This will be George Gee's only West Coast appearance this year... and this Swing Dance Spectacular will feature special performances at one of the largest dance floors in Southern California – the former location of "The Satin Ballroom."

Come expecting some HOT Big Band musical competition!
Who will be the winners??
Why, the dancers - of course!

$45 tickets available now until June 30th at: http://botbb_2014.dancecamps.org/booking.php
(Door ticket price is $50)

www.GeorgeGee.com
[url]www.CampusFive.com [/url]


Hang 10 Hoppers - Tuesdays in July!
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Mon 06/23/14 4:34 pm
Our usual Hopper sessions continue every Tuesday.

Formed in July of 2012 - the troupe quickly became the go to group for performances in San Diego. Since that time, they have already paid their dancers over $10,000 from gigs which is amazing since it has never been their focus.

Want to get paid to dance?
Want to increase your skills as a dancer?
Want to learn the most advanced material in SD?

If yes, then the Hang Ten Hoppers are for you.

Check out www.SwingDancingSanDiego.com for details

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Location:
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VMMC in Balboa Park
2115 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

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Time:
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6:30-7:30 - ALL LEVELS
- Mastering Swing Era Movement
- NO routines in this class

7:30-8:30 - Classic Routines

8:30-9:30pm - Kahuna Kraziness (must be approved by Joel to attend)

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Cost:
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$15 - Drop In to any class
$50 - 1 class / month (4 classes)
$90 - 2 classes / month (8 classes)
$120 - 3 month Punch Card - 12 classes for $10/class

We also offer our Advanced Routines & Aerials Practica on Thursdays at Infinity Dance Sport


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