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2014 PAST EVENTS



DANCE CONTEST Year's End 2014

CONTEST WINNERS

  • Congratulations to our Dance Contest Winners
    1st Place: Steven Plummer & Tamisha Anthony
  • 2nd Place: Samuel Coleman & Rehema Trimiew

Saturday, December 13, 2014

  • Swing Remix Dance Spectacular
  • Jan Marie & The Mean Reds Plus Special Guest Dan Levinson
  • DJ VaVa Voon & DANCE CONTEST with over $1,000 in CASH and PRIZES
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Jan Marie
All the way from BOSTON, MA, Jan Marie & The Mean Reds join us for the First Time on Saturday December 13th, and joining them will be Virtuoso Clarinetist/Saxophonist Dan Levinson

On The Mean Reds -

The Mean Reds sound is unique, and combines Jan Marie’s Billie Holiday-esque lag-vocal technique with a growling trumpet and oscillates between tinkling ivories and pounding keys on a Hammond B3 organ. Mixing genres with plentiful ease is their specialty, and their grooves run so deep they can get even the most left-footed of characters tapping their toes on the dancefloor. But don’t take our word for it–see us play out live or play our videos – we’re sure you’ll understand what all the fuss is about... website: ojanmarie.com/meanreds

On Dan Levinson -

The Mississippi Rag calls Dan Levinson the in-demand reedman. A specialist in traditional jazz and swing, Dan is indeed one of the most prolific musicians on the scene today, equally at home as both a leader and sideman….
Though based in New York City, Dans busy schedule often takes him across the country and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with the Bunk Project, a band organized by Woody Allen and banjoist Eddy Davis, in Italy with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, in Scotland with David Ostwalds Louis Armstrong Centennial Band….

Plus free intro swing class and *specialty workshops before the show! JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 All Ages
Tickets: $16 advance/$20 door

  • 6:30 pm Fun Favorites Inspired by Frankie Specialty* Workshop
    As celebrations continue this last month of 2014 in Frankie Manning’s Centennial Year, our remaining workshops of 2014 will reflect on this great ambassador and pioneer of the Lindy Hop.We’ve invited Bill Kline, (long time student of Frankie Manning (1990's) to teach this workshop.
    Instructor: Bill Kline
    *specialty workshops are extra

  • 7:30 pm Lindy Hop Inspired by Frankie Specialty* Workshop
    As celebrations continue this last month of 2014 in Frankie Manning’s Centennial Year, our remaining workshops of 2014 will reflect on this great ambassador and pioneer of the Lindy Hop .
    We’ve invited Evita and Michael to reflect on what has influenced them and share it in this workshop.
    Instructor: Evita & Michael
    *specialty workshops are extra

  • 7:30 Doors open for General Admission

  • 7:45 Free Dance Lesson
  • 8:30 LIVE MUSIC
  • 9:30 Fashion Show featuring Model J Vintage and Bovella, vendors at Swing Remix's monthly dances. They are looking for models to be part of show. If interested, Contact Joy asap. HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU: Be pampered with a vintage hair style by Lauren Bova of Salon Elle in Westchester
    Wear a handmade vintage-inspired hair accessory by Bovella. Be outfitted with a coordinated period/period-inspired look from head to toe by Joy Grad of Model J Vintage
    Be digitally photographed in your Modern Vintage Attire
  • 10:40 DANCE CONTEST to crown the Swing Remix 2014 Lindy Hop Champions. CLICK HERE for DETAILS Over $1,000 is Cash & Prizes to Winners. Plus Raffle for other Special Prizes.
  • 1:00 Am End

General Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 | Door $20
1 Specialty Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Specialty Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50

 

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • SWING REMIX Dance Spectacular
  • Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers
  • w/Singer Molly Ryan & DeeJay Odysseus Bailer
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

The Grand Street Stompers
The fabulous Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers return to our venue for their forth appearance with us. And this time they are featuring singer Molly Ryan. The Grand Street Stompers are a good old-fashioned New Orleans kind of swinging hot jazz band, led by fresh-from-New-Orleans trumpeter Gordon Au. They delight swing dancers and music lovers with everything from Louis Armstrong hits and ragtime numbers to Disney themes and showtunes.
Molly Ryan singer

Molly swings the melody – as well as the words – without affectation of any kind. She brings a straight-ahead innocence and total believability to the music that refuses to admit that sixty or seventy years of distractions have ever happened. She sounds worldly wise beyond her years, wonderfully gentle and lyrical. Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

Indeed, Molly's silvery voice and lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930s and breathe new life into familiar old standards. (MollyRyan.com)

Plus free intro swing class and *specialty workshops before the show!

Specialty Dance Workshops

  • 6:30pm Swingin' with The Charleston | Specialty Dance Workshop (knowledge of swing basics recomended) 50min
    Learn some of the classic Charleston patterns. Then discover how easily you can transition from one step to another. Then mix it all into your Swing basics.
    Instructor: Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel

  • 7:30 PM Dancing with the Music Lindy Hop | Specialty Dance Workshop (must have knowledge of swing basics) 50min
    Learn a socially leadable routine which demonstrates the concept of musicality and how to dance with the music as well as your partner!
    Instructor: Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel

  • 7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) Auditorium Location
    Instructor: TBA
  • 8:30 LIVE MUSIC
  • 10:40 Performances, Give Aways, Contests
  • 1:00 Am End

All Ages
Tickets: $16 advance/$18 door

Get your Tickets NOW because we're expecting a full house and advanced ticket prices are at their lowest now.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Swing Remix Dance Spectacular
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Johnny Boyd
Saturday October 18th will be a Double Header featuring opening band Fleur Seule, followed by the west coast’s wonderfully original singer and songwriter, Johnny Boyd backed by his Sensational Swing Lover Band.
Our DeeJay is Robin Aleman

On Johnny -

He formed Indigo Swing in the early 90’s and hit the dance-band circuit, bringing boogie-woogie and jump-blues music back from the recesses of memory to a nation crazed with jitterbugging and two-toned shoes.

Now touring the world with his Sensational Swing Lover Band and touring the world, we're Pleased to have Johnny back again and this time in the Auditorium.

Fleur Seule with Allyson Briggs

On Fleur Seule -

Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits and Jazz standards that will transport you to the 1930s and 1940s: The times of hep cats and swingin' tunes. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming and tapping your feet along to classics, and enjoying songs from the vault that you've never heard before. Fleur Seule

We're pleased to feature Fleur Seule for the opening act so get here early so you don't miss them!

Plus free intro swing class and *specialty workshops before the show!

JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 (646) 505-4444

All Ages
Tickets: $16 advance/$20 door

Specialty Dance Workshops

  • 6:30pm 6-Count & Beyond Dance Workshop (All levels)
    This class will take your current 6 count moves and make them flashier, more intricate, and more fun. Lindy hop, the grandfather of swing dance is full of 6 counts moves. There is no reason why these moves need to just be "filler". Jazz them up! You must have a comfortable knowledge of 6-count swing in triple step to take this class. knowledge of the 6-count basics is recommended for this class.
    Instructor: Spencer Weisbond & Rachel McMullin
  • 7:30 PM Lindy Hop "Get it Right" Workshop (must have knowledge of swing basics), 50min
    This class will take your dancing from Beginner Swing, to the grandfather of them all. Learn the 8 count patterns of this original NYC grassroots dance complete with basic variations.
    Instructor: Spencer Weisbond & Rachel McMullin
  • 7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) Auditorium Location
    Instructor: Paolo Pasta Lanna & Special Guests
  • 7:30 Doors
  • 7:45 Free Dance Lesson
  • 8:30 LIVE MUSIC
    Live Music & Social Dancing
  • 10:30 PM Performances, Contest Give Away with these prizes:
    • WIN A PAIR of TICKETS to see Davina & The Vagabonds, Miss Ida Blue NOV 7th at the ZINC BAR.
    • WIN A PAIR of TICKETS to the ELM CITY EXCHANGE OCT 31 - NOV 2 in New Haven CT.
      Valued at $160 and featuring bands like The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Teh Fried Bananas and Josh Fialkoff! Just be at our next dance for a chance to WIN these!
  • 1:00 AM END

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Get your Tickets NOW because we're expecting a full house and advanced ticket prices are at their lowest now.

note: Johnny performed for us last Spring, but due to the Auditorium stadium seating fiasco we had to move this to the Gym. This time around, we'll feature Johnny in the rich-sounding Auditorium.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

  • Swing Remix Dance Spectacular
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Ron Sunshine
photo: Angelo DeRose
Ron Sunshine and his Hot Rhythm Orchestra will be our musical entertainment for our Fall Season KICK OFF on Saturday Sept 13th, 2014. Ron's Hot Rhythm Orchestra has been conceived and imagined exclusively for our dance crowd. Ron Sunshine will be presenting a special set list of his most danceable music, selected in part by the dancers at Swing Remix.

Ron will also be premiering two swingin' rhythm & blues gems from the 1950s that you likely have never heard before and that only a singer like Ron Sunshine can do justice to. One of these is "Keep Your Wondering Eyes off My Baby" – Gil Bernal.

Plus free intro swing class and *specialty workshops before the show!

JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 (646) 505-4444

All Ages
Tickets: $16 advance/$18 door

  • 6:30 Specialty Dance Workshops
  • 6:30pm Jazzy Footwork Dance Workshop (All levels).
    Back in the day, Dance couples & tap dancers alike would jump into side by side lines to showcase their favorite material. This workshop will feature fun jazz steps and teach you how to showcase them in side by side position! knowledge of the 6-count basics is recommended for this class. 7
    Instructor Special Guest Helena Verheyen & Paolo Pasta Lanna
  • 7:30 PM Frankie Savoy Style Swing Workshop (All Levels- knowledge of Swing basics recommended) 50min
    We'll present steps that are solid Lindy Hop and were inspired by Frankie Manning.
    Paolo will also share some of his favorite patterns that Frankie taught him in the late 1990s.9
    Instructor Special Guest Helena Verheyen & Paolo Pasta Lanna
  • 7:30 Doors
  • 7:45 Free Dance Lesson
  • 8:30 LIVE MUSIC

*specialty dance workshops extra

More on Ron -

Imagine how the jump-swing bands of the '30s and '40s would sound filtered through the sensibilities of a generation raised on rock and roll. Take a healthy dose of Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans funk, and downhome harmonica stomps; mix with the classics from the era of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, and Fats Waller; stir in an ever-growing portion of strong original material, and you come up with Ron Sunshine and his Orchestra. Audience members of all ages are getting hip to this timely tip.....putting a new twist on the old standards, serving up some fresh ones, and having, in general, too much fun. So come on down and have a whirl on the dance floor, sing along with the cats, or just relax and enjoy. Read more on Ron Sunshine

THANKS TO ALL!

Huge Thanks to all of the producers, staff, performers, teachers, volunteers and of course the attendees of our Frankie Trifecta of events this weekend. They were all in honor of our mentor Frankie Manning who's Centennial is this year. He guided us, inspired us, entertained us and made us all better people with his love of music, dance and life. Happy birthday Frankie Manning! Visit our FACEBOOK page for some of the fun shots from The Stomp for Frankie, a Swingin' Jubilee on Saturday Night.
We will continue to celebrate the life of Frankie Manning throughout the 2014 year with more tributes, video features, performances and other fabulous things. So stay in touch, and check our Calendar page for our FALL 2014 Dance Parties!

SPRING SEASON FINALE 2014!

GRANDEST OF ALL DANCE PARTIES!

SATURDAY May 24th with Stomp for Frankie is in celebration of our beloved Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning. We're celebrating . Have you heard about the Frankie Trifecta events from MAY 23 - 25th, 2014? It's a combo of THREE new events being offered during the Frankie Centennial Weekend here in NYC. We're part of it on SATURDAY May 24th with Stomp for Frankie.

Stomp for Frankie

Saturday May 17th, 2014

  • Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's
  • DeeJay: TBA
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave. NYC

TICKETS available NOW Advanced price of $16. FACEBOOK INVITE
Swing Remix Spring Calendar Glenn Crytzer & Mitch Woods

WORKSHOPS BEGIN

SEE WORKSHOP DETAILS here

  • 6:30pm Swing Workshop (Swing knowledge helpful) Auditorium Location
  • 7:30pm Lindy Hop(Level 2) 5th Floor Location
  • 7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) Auditorium Location
  • 8:30pm Live Music Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's
  • 10:45pm Performances, Contests, Give Aways, followed by more Live music!
  • 1:00am End 175

ADDITIONAL Happenings

Our performance of the Lindy Chorus will be open to all who know it and wish to join us.
10:45 PM Lindy Chorus performed at this time led by Brian & Samantha and others!

And Model J Vintage fashions will be there with lots of stuff on sale

Model  J Vintage

Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 (limited)| Door $20
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50

Saturday April 26th, 2014

  • Glenn Crytzer and his Savoy Seven
  • DeeJay: Va Va Voon!
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave. NYC

Swing Remix Spring Calendar Glenn Crytzer & Mitch Woods
TICKETS available on March 7th Advanced price of $16. Facebook INVITE

WORKSHOPS BEGIN

SEE WORKSHOP DETAILS here

  • 6:30pm Swing Workshop (Swing knowledge helpful) Auditorium Location
  • 7:30pm Lindy Hop(Level 2) 5th Floor Location
  • 7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) Auditorium Location
  • 8:30pm Live Music Glenn Crytzer & his Savoy Seven
  • 10:45pm Performances, Contests, Give Aways, followed by more Live music!
  • 1:00am End 250

Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 | Door $18
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50

Note: we may be limiting Ticket Sales for this event. We recommend purchasing in advance to assure entry.

Saturday March 1st, 2014

  • The Return of Indigo Swing's Johnny Boyd
    Johnny Boyd & his Sensational Swing Lover Band
  • Vanessa Raci & Her Rhythm Gang
  • DeeJay: Andrew D'Angelo
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave. NYC

Johnny Boyd and his Sensational Swing Lover Band
Johnny Boyd never been blue

On Johnny -

He formed Indigo Swing in the early 90’s and hit the dance-band circuit, bringing boogie-woogie and jump-blues music back from the recesses of memory to a nation crazed with jitterbugging and two-toned shoes.

Now he's back and better than ever, with his Sensational Swing Lover Band and touring the world. We're Pleased to announce that Johnny will be performing for our dance party on March 1st. Get your tickets NOW because we're expecting a SELL OUT and Advanced ticket prices are at their lowest only thur January.

Vanessa Raci vocalist

On Vanessa -

Bringing to mind the golden age of jazz vocalists and supper club-era sophistication, New York-based jazz and blues chanteuse Vanessa Raci captivates audiences of all ages with her "truly remarkable voice and style" (Mike Bennett, WHUD Radio). For our dance, Vanessa will OPEN The NIGHT with a full set bringing her Swingin' favorites to perform for dancers.

  • 6:30pm Jazz Footwork Swing Workshop (Level Int) 50min (JCC in Manhattan)
    Learn some fabulous line dance jazz steps from one of the dancers from the original Rhythm Hot Shots of Sweden!
    Instructors: Catrine Ljunggren (of the original Rhythm Hot Shots)
  • 7:30pm Charleston Figures Lindy Hop Workshop (Int/Adv Level) 50min (JCC in Manhattan)
    Catrine will present some of the great classic Charleston figures that fit great with your Lindy.
    In the late 1980s and early 1990s Catrine and the Rhythm Hot Shots studied and were personally coached by Frankie. He helped them become one of the greatest "recreative" Lindy Hop dance troupes in the world.
    Instructors: Catrine Ljunggren
  • 7:45pm Swing Beginner Class (all levels) instructors: TBA
  • 8:30pm Live Music featuring & introducing Vanessa Raci
  • 9:40pm Live Music with Johnny Boyd & His Swing Lover Band
  • 10:45pm Dance Contest, performances, give aways, followed by more Live music!
  • 1:00am End 200

GET Tickets NOW for just $16. Price goes up one week prior to the concert to $18. Door Price is $20.

Saturday February 15th, 2014

  • Gordon Webster & His Big Little Band
The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave. NYC

Gordon Webster Swing Remix FEB 15th 2014
GET Tickets NOW for just $16. Price goes up on February 10th to $18

Join our Facebook invite for this party and see below for the details:

  • 6:30pm Flashy Footwork Dance Workshop (All levels) Auditorium Location
    Back in the day, Dance couples & tap dancers alike would jump into side by side lines to showcase their favorite material. This workshop will feature several of these fun jazz steps and teach you how to get in and out to bust out these great patterns! knowledge of the 6-count basics is recommended for this class.
    Instructor Paolo Pasta Lanna & Laurentina
  • 7:30pm Lindy Hop Patterns (Level 2) 5th Floor Location
    In this workshop we add patterns and techniques that will take your swing to a higher level. We'll cover some CLASSIC patterns that make up the most recognizable parts of the Lindy Hop. 8 - count knowledge helpful.
    Instructor Paolo Pasta Lanna & Laurentina
  • 7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) Auditorium Location
    Instructor Spencer "The name is Bond...Spencer WeisBond!" and (your host of the evening)
  • 8:30pm Live Music Gordon Webster and his Big Little Band
  • 10:45pm Performances, Contests, Give Aways, followed by more Live music!
  • 1:00am End

Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 ( Thru FEB 9th ) $18 ( FEB 10th - 14th) | Door $20
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50

Note: we will be limiting Ticket Sales for this event due to the popularity of our Artist! We highly recommend you purchase in advance.

FALL 2013 Highlights!

Swing Remix Highlights from our FALL 2013 Season

Remix 2013 You Tube Highlights
Click on image to see!

Thanks everyone for a Fabulous 2013!

Congratulations to Our Dance Contest Winners Samuel & Rehema

Winners Swing Remix Dance Contest 2013
They are our Swing Remix Lindy Champs of 2013.

Samuel & Rehema attended Jazz At Lincoln Center's RING IN THE SWING: A New Year's Eve Dance Party on DEC 31st.

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For information about this fabulous event click here!

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Staff and you for helping to make our 2013 GREAT. Stay Tuned to our Calendar of Events for 2014 as we've got some spectacular events planned. We'll make some announcements soon!

Happy Holidays to All!

+The Swing Remix Staff

See our 2013 Events

click here

Swing Remix Dance Spectacular Nov 2


About Swing Remix

Swing Remix is a jumpin' jazz dance Extravaganza featuring fabulous swing bands, social dancing, styling DJs, performances and pre-dance workshops. Our events are held at various spectacular locations in and around Manhattan. Whether you come for the dancing, for the music, or for the visual effects, you're bound to enjoy. We also appreciate all of our past and present supporters. Please visit our contact page for that list.

Swing Remix is produced by Jumpin Entertainment, Spencer Weisbond and the JCC of Manhattan.