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Camp Hollywood is focused exclusively on authentic Los Angeles area partner dancing of the 30's and 40's: Mainly Lindy, Shag, and Balboa.

Our goal is to create a fun and educational weekend with a real "old Hollywood" feel. Come learn to dance like they did in Los Angeles area ballrooms and in movies of the era from young and old masters.


The Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA


Friday, Oct 15th through Sunday, Oct 17th, 1999


6:00 p.m.

Registration begins at the Palladium.  Please be sure to bring your driver's license or state ID.  Palladium security will be checking ID's at the door and they will not accept school ID's.

7:30 p.m.

Film clip presentation begins, featuring some famous and not-so-famous clips of your favorite Old Time dancers, followed by our discussion panel with some of these legends of lindy.   Find out how Jean Veloz got that part in "Swing Fever" and what it was like to dance with George Christofferson, who taught John Mills his first time step, and who Hal Takier's first dance partner was!

9:00 p.m. 

Swing and Sway to the Eddie Reed Swing Band, with special guest Ms. Anita O'Day!  Help us celebrate Ms. O'Day's 80th birthday.  Following the first set, Jitterbug Contest preliminaries will begin.  This contest is limited to 20 couples so be sure to sign up early in the evening.  SIGN UPS ARE FREE!  For more information, be sure to see the Camp Hollywood Website.


10:00 a.m.

Begins a Saturday full of terrific lindy, shag, and balboa instruction ending at 5:00 PM.  Three classes will run simultaneously, one at the Palladium, and two others at sound stages at the Sunset Gower Studios (the former site of Columbia Studios) across the street on Sunset Boulevard.

8:00 p.m. Join perennial favorite THE BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA featuring THE LUCKY STARS, and the top five Jitterbug couples will duke it out for the title of Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Champs!


10:00 a.m.

Another exciting day of dance classes continuing until 5 PM.

8:00 p.m.

Return to the Palladium for more terrific big band music, this time featuring the Derby's Monday night regulars, Dean Mora's Modern Rhythmists, bringing you the best in '20s and '30s dance music.  Continuing the tradition from last year, this is "1930's Collegiate Night", so come dressed in your best pleated skirts, saddle shoes, knickers, and letter sweaters, and join in America's only collegiate Shag Jam! For more information, be sure to see the Camp Hollywood Website.

Please Visit The Camp Hollywood Website for Complete Information.