Come join us the third Saturday every month for a night of lessons, snacks, awesome music, fun dancing, and good times with great people!

AMERICAN LEGION Post# 13, 131 N. Marengo Ave,Pasadena CA 91101. 323.459.2303

TSS December 16, 2017 EVENT INFO – LIVE MUSIC with Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander

THIRD SATURDAY SWING: Holiday Bash!!

* all details subject to change

$20 at the door … PRE-PAY ONLINE FOR $15!!

Pre-Pay Discount: $15(click here) <--- ENDS THURSDAY DECEMBER 14

LIVE: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander

  • We are so happy to have back, in our humble opinion, the best swing dance band in the world for dancers: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander!!
  • PLANNED SCHEDULE (subject to change)
    • 9:00pm: First Set (so get there early!!)
    • 10:15pm: Second Set
    • 11:15pm: Third Set

MIX AND MATCH DANCE COMPETITION!!

  • Formerly the “Jack and Jill” competition, come enter this fun social dance competition!
  • Competition sign-ups start at 8pm! First come, first serve!
  • We plan to limit the competition to 20 leads and 20 follows
  • Awesome fun competition prizes!!
  • SIGNUPS START AT 8:00pm!!!
  • FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
  • LIMIT TO 20 LEADS, 20 FOLLOWS
  • PRELIMS START AROUND 9:45PM (first band break!!)

Plus a few other fun sur-PRIZES!! (see what we did there?)

$20 at the door … PRE-PAY ONLINE FOR $15!!

Pre-Pay Discount: $15(click here) <--- ENDS THURSDAY DECEMBER 14

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HOLIDAY BASH It’s the HOLIDAY BASH! Dress Your Festive Best!

It will be a fantastic holiday party with great music, fantastic dancing, awesome people, and good times!

Admission:

ONLINE PRE-PAYMENT Register online and pre-pay and get a nice little discount!

ONE FOR $15:
wooowoo!

At the door: $20each
Still a good deal!!

Sounds Fantastic, eh? Great!!

Pre-Pay Discount: $15(click here) <--- ENDS THURSDAY DECEMBER 14

LIVE MUSIC LIVE! Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander

As is our tradition we bring out one of the nation’s best swing bands to dance to (fortunately they are based right here in Los Angeles!). It’s Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring the fabulous Hilary Alexander. When these guys play, every song is a good song to dance to or even just watch and listen! (Fancy that, Lindy Hoppers!).

PLANNED SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 9:00pm: First Set (so get there early!!)
  • 10:15pm: Second Set
  • 11:15pm: Third Set
Free Lesson We have a complimentary lesson to begin the night appropriate for the new beginner to the intermediate dancer! Come join us!

Lesson time is 8pm to 8:40pm

Lovingly brought to you by Roy and Jasmine

Free Dance Lesson from total newbie to enthusiastic intermediate!

MIX AND MATCH DANCE COMPETITION Formerly called the “Jack and Jill” competition, the Mix and Match Dance Competition is a big part of our holiday bash! You enter as an individual ($5 registration fee) and then have a chance to win your share of awesome trophies and prizes!

TIMELINE!!

  • SIGNUPS START AT 8:00pm!!!
  • FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
  • LIMIT TO 20 LEADS, 20 FOLLOWS
  • PRELIMS START AROUND 9:45PM (first band break!!)
  • FINALS START AROUND 11:10PM (second band break!!)

Tentative Format (subject to change):

  • Prelims: Judged as an individual, rotate and dance with a minimum of three different partners
  • Finals: Judged as a couple, rotated once for your random dance partner. Format will either be three all skates or will be one all-skate and one solo spotlight.

Prizes:

Glory!! (of course!)

But also our trademark Ben-Yau-custom-designed-and-hand-made Holiday Trophies. Prizes are still in the making, check back again soon!

FIRST PRIZE:

  • The festively awesome custom gold Holiday JnJ trophies

  • August 23, 1943 Life Magazines (aka “The Lindy Hop” issue)
  • Campus Five’s NEW CDs! (CDs of the very awesome band playing that very night!)

SECOND PRIZE:

  • The superbly regal custom silver Holiday JnJ trophies

  • June 16, 1941 Life Magazines (aka “The Frankie Manning/Ann Johnson Aerial” issue)
  • Campus Five’s NEW CDs! (CDs of the very awesome band playing that very night!)

THIRD PRIZE:

  • The splendiforously sparkly custom bronze Holiday JnJ trophies

  • Campus Five’s NEW CDs! (CDs of the very awesome band playing that very night!)

Entry fee:

  • $5 per competitor

Judges
Why, they deserve their own section (below) and heck their own page… COMING SOON!

Competition Format
subject to change

    PRELIMS

  • There will be one round only!
  • Each round will rotate three to four times or more (depending on number of contestants) so each person should get numerous different people to dance with
  • Number of partners to rotate determined by roll of a die
  • Contestants are judged as individuals on technique, timing, teamwork
    FINALS

  • Finalists will be called up and partnered in random fashion
  • Finalists will dance with only one partner
  • Finalists will be judged as a couple on technique, timing, teamwork
  • There are two possible formats for the finals being considered, more info to follow!!

Come join us!!

Thank you generous contest prize donors!
Southland Strutters’ Ball
LindyGroove
First Saturday Swing
Do Something Blue
Metro Swing Club
Third Saturday Swing (that’s us!)

And finally, a picture of last year’s trophies! This years’ coming soon!!

Holiday Bash Jack and Jill Celebrities! CELEBRITY JUDGES:
COMING SOON!!!

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CELEBRITY EMCEE:
Ben Yau

LOCATION AMERICAN LEGION Post# 13
131 N. Marengo Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
Click Here For Map and Parking
Other
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Lots of parking
  • Complimentary door prizes
  • REFRESHMENTS AND MORE IN THE AMERICAN LEGION TAVERN NEXT DOOR!! (All proceeds fund veteran’s programs supported by American Legion Post# 13)
  • Lots of great music, great dancing, and great people!
Cover Charge SPECIAL EVENT ADMISSION: $20 at the door, $15 pre-pay limited time only!

Pre-Pay Discount: $15(click here) <--- ENDS THURSDAY DECEMBER 14

THANK YOU! Many thanks again to our regular prize donors:
Southland Strutters’ Ball
LindyGroove
First Saturday Swing
Do Something Blue
Metro Swing Club


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