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 November 16, 2013 FUNKY TURKEY DANCE!

(a.k.a. Ben’s personal favorite dance of the year)

Just what is the Funky Turkey Dance?

  • Fun Dancing
    Use your swing dance skills to have a blast dancing to Swing, Motown, Pop, 80′s, 90′s, Funk, Soul, and more! And Swing!

  • Fabulous Dance Lesson
    Learn the Hustle Line Dance!

  • Awesome Music
    A full night of awesome and danceable

    Swing (a.k.a. hits from the 20′s, 30′s, and 40′s)


    Non-Swing (a.k.a. hits from the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, 00′s, and 10′s)

    Spinning the variety of awesome music will be TSS’s two most versatile DJs Vicky Chan and Ben Yau

  • Costumes
    Come dressed up! Bonus love for costumes and dressing up in any music era or genre… or make one up!

    p.s. when in doubt, just wear a wig and a loud accessory!

  • Prizes
    We’ll have some nifty prizes for our favorite costumes!

    And the creme-de-la-creme of our Funky Turkey Dance … it’s the LEGEN-(wait for it)-DARYLEGENDARY(!!) Non-Swing Jack and Jill Challenge! Let loose and dance it up in one of the most fun contests at TSS and even win yourself some nifty prizes and custom one-of-a-kind TSS trophies!

That’s The Funky Turkey Dance!

Join us for a night of rollicking fun and dance!

Free Lesson 8:00pm to 8:40pm

Non-Swing Lesson: The Hustle

Learn the “Hustle” Line Dance ..full of fabulous disco moves and movements so you can get down and get groovy! And have ample chances to dance it that night!

Swing Lesson: Basic Six-Count

Free basic swing dance lesson also available brought to you by Roy and Jasmine

COSTUMES Don’t put those costumes away just yet … Of course all sorts of era appropriate attire encouraged! Or make your own up! Or mash them up!

And we’ll even give out prizes to our favorite costumes

Third Saturday Swing - Dress Up In Costume

NON-SWING JACK AND JILL CHALLENGE A legendary(!!) cornerstone of the Funky Turkey Dance, one of our most fun and most entertaining contests. We can’t decide if it’s more fun to watch, or more fun to participate… you come decide!!

Judging criteria:

  • Timing, Technique, Teamwork
  • Enthusiasm!
  • Having fun!

Chances are if you are an enthusiastic dancer, you will really enjoy this contest! In fact, if you ever thought you had the energy and enthusiasm to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance” but lacked the overall years of training in refined dance technique … You will DEFINITELY enjoy participating and/or watching!


  • Glory!! (of course!)
  • But also our trademark Ben-Yau-custom-designed-and-hand-made Funky Turkey Trophies
  • And a few other surprises!

Entry fee:

  • FREE!!!!

Come join us!!

Third Saturday Swing Funky Turkey Non-Swing Jack and Jill
LOCATION Fred Astaire Dance Center
1368 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
Click Here For Map and Parking
DJs Guest DJ: Vicky Chan, House DJs: Ben and Sheri

Third Saturday Swing DJs will keep you dancing all night    

DON’T GET TOWED OR TICKETED! We love having you at our dance! Please don’t leave with a ticket or a tow!

(Click Here to get a hi-res printable version of the below parking guide, handy to keep in your car!)
Other Free snacks
Lots of parking
Free door prizes
Lots of great music, great dancing, and great people!
Cover Charge GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 at the door, $3 after 11:00pm
THANK YOU! Many thanks to our regular prize donors to our raffle prizes:
Do Something Blue
Atomic Ballroom
And a last word … Our patron saint of inspiration ..Albert Brenneman..

Where dancing is too magnificent to be confined to live in a 3′ by 1′ box or be done without the freedom to bite your lip while dancing!

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2 Responses so far.

  1. yon says:

    This was AMAZING!!! More guys should have the heart and soul of Albert.

    • Third Saturday Swing Staff says:

      I know! I know! There’s a lot to be said about the liberating feeling of letting the music let you loose! Who wants to live within a foot of side-to-side and elbows at the sides?