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Third Saturday Swing this Saturday Sept 20 with Hurley!
Author: byau :: Posted: Wed 09/17/14 11:26 pm
The most memorable and fun 20's Solo Charleston contest I ever got to watch in person was the 2009 Camp Jitterbug late night contest ...

When almost out of nowhere this spirited jubilant young dancer from Orlando stole the hearts of the crowd and the spotlight amongst a veritable who's who of Solo Charleston competitors. In fact, the contest was taken out of the judges' hands when after song two of three, the other competitors threw the towel in (they humorously threw their shoes in!) declaring Hurley Francois the winner!!

Hurley happens to be in So.Cal this week DJ'ing and dancing at LindyGroove Thursday and Third Saturday Swing this Saturday! Come out and dance to his DJ stylings and maybe be lucky enough to get a dance with this awesome young man Very Happy

Camp Jitterbug 2009 Solo Charleston Song 1

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The quick details on TSS

Third Saturday Swing @
Fred Astaire Dance Center
1368 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104

8pm - 8:40pmish: Lesson with Ted and Jasmine
8:40pm - 1:00am: DJ'd dancing

Great People. Great Music. Awesome Dancing. Good Times!

FREE! Swing Dance Under the Dome!
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Tue 09/16/14 12:01 pm
Saturday 27th September


Swing Dancing in San Diego will lead a FREE introductory lesson and host a rooftop social dance on the 9th floor outdoor terrace under the Dome!

Great fun, great music and exercise all at the same time!

Be part of this opportunity to enjoy the intoxicating fun and happiness of Swing dancing!

12pm - Free Swing Dance Lesson & DJ Dance

Located on the 9th floor terrace of the San Diego Central Library - under the dome!
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Parking info: Parking under the facility available for FREE by validating your parking ticket inside!
Parking entrance is on 11th Ave (Go south on Park Blvd, pass J St & turn Right on 11th.)

SOCK HOP - monthly dance at Queen Bee's
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Tue 09/16/14 12:00 pm
Join us on Thursday September 25th for the third in a series of awesome Sock Hop Events!

$10 admission includes Lesson, Dancing, Karaoke & a special performance by the Hang Ten Hoppers - San Diego's premier Swing Era dance troupe.

7 - 8pm - it's 50s Jitterbug time - lesson with Joel & Jackie of Swing Dancing San Diego
8 - 11pm - Dance with DJ Mike Zuccaro & Karaoke with Diane Barron

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!

Karaoke will also be featured on stage so the energy will be non-stop as the singers are encouraged to pick songs that we can still dance to...

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

BEE THERE! For a great night of Music and Dancing!!

September Balboa Swing Dance workshop
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Tue 09/16/14 11:58 am
This is a 3.5 hour Balboa Swing Dance workshop where you can join us for San Diego's most progressive and inspiring Balboa dance classes.

(subject to change & we are open to suggestions for topics)

4:00-5:00 - Topic 1

5:10-6:10 - Topic 2

6:20-7:20 - Woah! Did you see that
--- The newest trends/moves...

7:30-8:00 - Social Dance / Q&A
--- After teaching this for 14 years and attending countless events, I can help you with ANY Balboa question you have.

This will be an Intermediate and Advanced Balboa workshop - if you know the basic rhythms and foundation figures (lollies, throwouts, crossovers aka Out & Ins, pop turns) you should be fine. If you do not know these please contact us to get a private lesson before the workshop -

$40 Pre-Registration - contact for more details

$50 at the door
$20 individual class

For more information please email:

The Hep Spot feat. live music - Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd
Author: SD in SD :: Posted: Tue 09/16/14 11:56 am
Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band hits San Diego for his *only* SoCal appearance until December
Why wait another 2 months?

Legendary jump-swing crooner Johnny Boyd is BACK ON TOUR bringing his incredible LIVE SHOW to San Diego!

Singer, songwriter and swing lover Johnny Boyd and His Sensational Swing Lover Band will perform LIVE your favorite Indigo Swing songs and dance tunes from Johnny's brand new album, Never Been Blue!

* 5pm - FREE Swing Dance Lesson
* 6 - 10pm - Live music with Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd
* 2 AIR CONDITIONED dance floors
* Tons of FREE parking
* Performances
* Food and bar available (Please no outside food or drink)
* Fun vintage dance clips projected

$15 PRE-PAY general admission (includes lesson)
$20 at the door

You can PRE-PAY by clicking on this link:

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