This page focuses primarily on websites, dance studios, teachers, and businesses in

Southern California

Clubs and Organizations

San Diego Swing Dance Club
P.O. Box 370347, San Diego, CA 92137. 619-481-1808.

San Diego Lindy Hop Society

USCB Cotillion
Santa Barbara. This ballroom dance group holds club meetings and dances throughout the year.

Orange County Swing Dance Club

General Information:

Southern California Lindy Society
For more information, contact Margie Cormier.

San Diego dance web pages.

promotes Lindy Hop and swing dancing in San Diego.

People Who Dance has swing dance information for southern California.

SoCal Swing is a Swing Discussion Forum, and event calendar for southern california.

Places to Go Dancing

Rusty's Rhythm Club
Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester, Playa Del Rey (next to LAX)
Swing every Wednesday night with a swing lesson with from 7:30 to 8:00pm, and then dancing until 11:30pm. Beautiful 2800 square foot wooden dance floor and all ages welcome! For information, contact at 310-606-5606.

See the national event listings.

Teachers and Dance Studios

Sylvia Sykes

One 2 Swing!
Lessons and workshops with Ben Yau and Sheri Kang.

Passadena Ballroom Dance Association
Pasadena. Founded by Erin & Tami Stevens.

Harlem Soul
Orange Country. Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston, Hip Hop, Tap with Josie Say. Group and private lessons available (available to travel). For information, contact Josie at 714-225-4793.

Lindy By The Sea
with Rusty Frank and Her Rhythm Pals, Giovanni Quintero and Ron Campbel. Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and 1920's Charleston in the LA area. For more information, contact Rusty at 310-606-5606.

Long Beach Dance Center
Long Beach.

Jamie and Gail Arias
operate the Arias Dance Academy in the Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills area. They teach a wide variety of dances including Swing, Lindy, WCS, Salsa, Hustle and many others.

Flip Me, Dip Me
Los Angeles area. Lessons and choreography with Mary Scanlon.

Stephen Thomas Dance
Latin, Ballroom, and Salsa dance instructors and entertainers teaching classes from beginners to professionals. Wedding dance classes available.

Note: The information on this page is provided mostly by the local venues, bands, and dancers. This webpage is part of a larger website run by someone who is focused on swing dancing in Boston, Massachusetts and this page is provided as a convenience to readers who might be interested in looking for possible dance venues in Southern California. However, I do not live there and can't personally confirm every venue and their events. With that in mind, I suggest calling up the dance venues to confirm their dance events. Please write to with any new information that you'd like to share. Review this website's publishing policies and information format guidelines before sending any information in.

South Orange County, Irvine. 949-230-4036. 2 time U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion. Teaching West Coast Swing, Night CLub Two-Step & CW Two-Step. Teaches 1-2 Fridays per month at Hacienda Hotel in EL Segundo. Chief Judge, Judge, Emcee, DeeJay, Performer & Instructor.

Promenade - A New Class of Dancing
Orange County. With Joe and Polina Way. 949-400-8557. Lessons for all styles of swing, ballroom, and latin.

Esteban Conde
Orange County. Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Argentine Tango and more, in a group or private dance class. For more information, contact Esteban at 949-813-0412.

EZ Dancing
3150 W. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 128, Anaheim.
2/2/12: This website appears to be gone. Could someone confirm, please?

South Coast Dancesport
23461 Ridge Route Drive, Laguna Hills. For more information, contact the studio.

Bella Ballroom Dance Studio
Orange County. Private classes in Ballroom, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Wedding Dance, Latin, and more. For more information, contact Jennelle Wax at 949-436-1083.


The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra one starone starone starone star
Features four singers like the big bands of yesteryear. Based in Los Angeles. For more information, write to

The Swing of Things
Every Saturday at the Sky Room (562-983-2703), Breaker's Hotel in Long Beach. Contact: Gail Doner. You can also listen to or buy their CD

Zoot Suit Revue
DMHE Talent Agency, 638 Lindero Cyn. Road, Suite 240, Agoura, CA 91301. 818-879-1452.

DJ Craig
Big band swing disc jockey in the southern California area. 949-362-3535.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Moonlight Serenade Orchestra
30-piece orchestra for all events. For more information, contact Maridia D. Harrington at 619-287-2140 or P.O. Box 152812, San Diego, CA 92195.

Legends of Swing
Gary Tole, Gary TOle Music Productions, 112 Harvard Avenue, Suite 351, Claremont, CA 91711. 800-698-5776 or 800-607-2930.

Ronnie Kay Big Band
9-piece big band plays at a monthly dance on the3rd Sunday of the moth at the Jewel Box Theatre, 700 Truxtun Avenue,Bakersfield. For more information, contact Bob Beading at 661-871-0215.
1/8/11 - waiting for response


Tango Academy of Pasadena

Tango San Diego
Information on dancing in San Diego.

Tango Splash
Yolanda Rossi and Michael Espinoza offer classes and workshops in Westwood (Los Angeles).

Last updated June 19, 2021. (but haven't checked most of the listings for a *long* time)

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