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The Hep Spot - Swing Dance Sundays
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Wed 07/30/14 4:34 pm
Get fit, have fun + make friends at The Hep Spot!

Finish off your weekend the fun way at the most unique Swing dance venue in San Diego:

* 5pm - FREE Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
* DJ'd music till 9pm
* 2 dance floors
* Tons of FREE parking
* Jack & Jill contests
* Raffle for great prizes
* Social mixers & birthday jams
* Performances
* Food and bar available
* Fun vintage dance clips projected

The Hep Spot @ Tango Del Rey
3567 Del Rey St, San Diego, California 92109


Sock Hop
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Wed 07/30/14 4:32 pm
Join us on Thursday July 31st for the second in a series of awesome Sock Hop Events!

7:00-8:00 - it's MADISON time - lesson with Joel Plys
8:00-11:00 - Dance with DJ Mike Zuccaro

Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
3925 Ohio St, San Diego, California 92104

The term sock hop came about because dancers were required to remove their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floor of the gymnasium. These hops were a cultural feature of the 1950s and early rock and roll.

The music was usually records, sometimes presented by a disc jockey, in this case D.J. Mike Zuccaro! Mike has a local radio show every Saturday on KCBQ! This event is helping to raise the funds to keep the Radio Show Alive!

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Flash Mobs are becoming more & more popular - would you like to learn one of the oldest flash mobs around?

In the 1950s, DJs would call out moves and the crowds went wild over all moving together. One of the most popular old skool 'flash mobs' was THE MADISON.

Based on a six count chorus step, The Madison contains several dance sequences which make playful references to 1950s and 1960s Television shows (e.g. The Rifleman), sports stars (e.g. Wilt Chamberlain), and performers (e.g. Jackie Gleason).

It is danced to the Ray Bryant tune, THE MADISON TIME, with calls for the particular dance sequences provided by Eddie Morrison. Eddie was a Baltimore disc jockey who started calling the steps live on the air. In Baltimore, the Madison was done to generic music with the DJ calling the figures.

You can learn THE MADISON easily at our SOCK HOP on July 31..." - Joel Plys of Swing Dancing in San Diego - will be here to teach it to you! For details and Joel & Swing Dancing in San Diego, see www.SwingDancingSanDiego.com


8/2 PHAT CAT SWINGER SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY @ CICADA
Author: Mr. DeMille :: Posted: Wed 07/23/14 11:18 am


PHAT CAT SWINGER SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY!

Dine and dance to one of the most popular and exciting dance bands to ever appear on the Cicada Club stage!

Amazing high energy Vegas swing with music in the style of such greats as Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, but with a refreshing new spin for dancers as well as music lovers.

Phat Cat Swinger delivers quality high energy entertainment for all to enjoy whether you choose to sit down and watch -- or jump up and jive your worries away!

Doors open 6pm - Show at 9pm

TICKETS $20 IN ADVANCE / $25 AT THE DOOR
Buy Now: http://CicadaClub.com/tickets/?id=157145

= SATURDAY 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=157145

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#157145


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 $25 AT THE DOOR

= 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

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


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