This Week in Swing – 5/1

This Week in Swing NYC / Eileen’s Lindy Blog is a calendar of swing dance events in the NYC area and those easily accessible to NYC.  Please make sure you scroll down to see all of the swing dancing events listed, as it includes everything announced  to date.  
  
Weekly events not included in the calendar below:
Monday:Svetlana and the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St 8:30pm
Monday:The Cotton Club – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, 20/20 food/drink min*
Tues: Bal Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5  others, 412 8th (except White Heat nite)
Tuesday: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm*
Tuesday: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Tuesday:  New Wonders at Louie & Chan, 303 Broome St., 8:30pm*
Wednesday: Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$5, free to Dancesport Students 
Wednesday: Gotham Jazz Club, Swing Bands (below) + DJ, 7-11:30pm, Free 
Wed:  Gotham City Blues: facebook.com/groups/1394387574154053/ 
Wed: Heather Holloway & Heebie Jeebies, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 7-10pm*
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm 
Friday: Friday Night Blues, http://www.fridaynightblues.nyc/about/locations/
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10 (off 5/13)
Friday:  Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, 6-10pm, Enter 67th and CPW, No cover
Saturday:  Fleur Seule at Tanner Smiths (55th and Bway) – 10pm – Midnight-* Tile floor 
Sunday: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sunday: Pegu Club All Stars, Glenn Crytzer and Friends, 77 W. Houston, 6:30-9:30pm* 
Nightly:  Swing46 
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Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.  Please note, I am not following the Rainbow Room schedule, as I know it’s out of the budget range for the average swing dancer.  If I get strong feedback to the contrary, I will reconsider. 
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 3
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
8pm

Wednesday, May 4
Glenn Crytzer’s Quartette
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
9pm

Wednesday, May 4
Bryant Park Presents: Opening Night Ball
Dress to impress for the kickoff of Bryant Park Presents Dance Party, which brings three swinging bands and three different styles of dance instruction — Charleston, Foxtrot, and Jitterbug — for one great night.
Charleston: Jesse Gelber & The Astor Boys
Dance Instructors: Adrienne Weidert, Rafal Pustelny
Foxtrot: Dan Levinson & his Gotham SophistiCats with Molly Ryan
Dance Instructors: Randy Dias, Tonja Dias
Jitterburg: The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn
Dance Instructors: Nathan Bugh, Gaby Cook
Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All-ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more. The extra special opening and closing nights (5-10pm) with three bands and three dance lessons are events where the audience is encouraged to come dressed up for a night of dancing.
Bryant Park
Between 40th-42nd streets and 5th and 6th Avenues

Wednesday, May 4
**GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB**
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (All Ages / 21+ to drink)!
1st floor: GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB (Hot Jazz & Swing)
* Svetlana & The Delancey 3 – playing 3 sets / 8-11:30pm
* DJ TBA
2nd Floor: GOTHAM CITY BLUES
* Blues lesson at 8pm
* Blues dance starting at 9pm
Step back in time to old New York every Wednesday for a night of swing dancing, lounging, classic cocktails, & delicious food! Every week features a different Swing or Hot Jazz band, plus swing DJs, variety acts and NO COVER! Join us after work, or for a night on the town!

Thursday, May 5
Cait & the Critters
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
9pm

Thursday, May 5
Grand Street Stompers will be at the Dining Concourse of Grand Central Station.  
6 to 8 pm
No dance floor, could be a fun, make your own dance space.  
Please be respectful of diners and patronize the venues. 

 Friday, May 6
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ – *
Cait and the Critters – (trio) 3 sets / 6-9pm
Join us Fridays for our new music series featuring live Hot Jazz & Swing trios every week at this fab Midtown gastropub… plus extended happy hour (to 10pm), and NO COVER!
Madison Square Tavern
150 West 30th St
 

Saturday, May 7
Swing Remix:  Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
DJ Ryan Swift
Our Third Dance Party of our SPRING season will feature for their Fifth time appearing with us – The Blue Vipers! The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band, composed of homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, resonator guitar, trumpet with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone. Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.
PRE-DANCE WORKSHOPS
6:30 – Connection Is For Winners Swing Workshop*
Dive into the details of partner dancing through connection. Smooth out your dancing through exercises and moves that celebrate flow.
Gaby Cook & Bobby White
7:30 – The Creative Partner Lindy Hop Workshop*
Learn how to work with your partner as a co-creator of ideas. Through observation learn how to sync up with your partner’s ideas and create great phrases together!
Gaby Cook & Bobby White
DANCE TIMELINE
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
10:45 Dance Performances, Announcements, Give Aways
11:00 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
1:00AM END
All Ages
Tickets: $16 early bird (Thursday before event) / $18 Door
*specialty dance workshops extra

Saturday, May 7
Derby Day 2016
** RSVP Required at http://derbydaynyc.splashthat.com/ **
We’re back at The Gansevoort Park for our annual Derby party; a day of classic Southern Hospitality, Drink Specials, DJs & live music: NO COVER!
Live music in the IVY ROOM by
Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orchestra (3 sets / 5:45-8:30pm)
– DJ’d Swing Music from 5:00-9:00pm
– Mint Juleps & Derby drink specials
– The Derby (race) will be projected live at 6:34pm
– All 3 floors from 1pm – 10pm w/contemporary DJs
– Hardwood Floors for dancing (in The Ivy Room)
– Derby Attire Requested
– 21+ / ID required
Contemporary DJs will play sets throughout the rest of the venue on all three floors (including the pool deck); all while sipping our “Special Batch” of Mint Juleps and placing your Raceday “Squares” – so put on your Derby Day outfit, grab your hat and get ready for the race of the year!
Rooftop at Gavensvoort Hotel Park Avenue
410 Park Avenue South

Sunday, May 8
The Big Apple Conspiracy – Solo Jazz Workshop
When the “Big Apple Contest” comes on, do you watch longingly as other dancers hit the floor? Don’t let this intimidating choreography turn you into a wallflower–learn the Big Apple!
The NYC swing dance scene is coming together with one goal: get every lindy hopper dancing the Big Apple! Join the conspiracy to spread Frankie Manning’s iconic line dance throughout every corner of the five boroughs and beyond!
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
Admission: $25*
(18 and under: FREE)
*The price is $25 for the entire day of classes. Because this is so low, and because all profits will benefit the Frankie Manning Foundation, we ask that all participants pay equally, even if they arrive late or leave early.
Registration:  http://bigappleconspiracy.dancecamps.org/
Instructors: Bobby White & Gaby Cook
Special Guest: Judy Pritchett will speak about the history and importance of this solo jazz routine!
Schedule:
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Big Apple Circle
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Big Apple Line
3:00 – 3:30 pm – Judy’s talk (and snack break)
3:30 – 5:00 pm – Styling (Advanced)
All profits will go to Frankie Manning Foundation!
Online payment system in process.  Payment also accepted at the door.

Wednesday, May 11
Celebrate the Savoy Ballroom’s 79th Anniversary of Benny Goodman vs. Chick Webb Band Battle
Experience the sounds and the rhythm as you stomp and swing with us uptown in Harlem.
Featuring the classics of Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Krupa and more. 
Vintage Clips, raffles and more in store at this special free event. 
The Harlem Swing Dance Society.  
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – 18 Mount Morris Park West
6:30-9pm
Info: theharlemswingdancesociety@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 11
GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB
Hot Jazz & Swing every Wednesday 7pm to late
NO COVER (21+ w/ID)
1st floor: GOTHAM JAZZ CLUB (Hot Jazz & Swing)
* New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band – playing 3 sets / 7:30-11:00pm
* DJ Stina
* FREE intro swing dance lesson by Gaby Cook from 7:30-8pm (just drop in!), and a ‘Lindy Foundations’ class from 6:30-7:30 (contact Gabby).
2nd Floor: GOTHAM CITY BLUES
* Blues lesson at 8pm
* DJ’d Blues dance starting at 9pm



Friday, May 13
Babble – All Friday Party
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 am
Band:  Gordon Webster
Venue: Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St.
Includes Late Night Dish
Door Price:  $40

Friday, May 13
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ – *
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn – 3 sets / 6-9pm
Join us Fridays for our new music series featuring live Hot Jazz & Swing trios every week at this fab Midtown gastropub… plus extended happy hour (to 10pm), and NO COVER!
Madison Square Tavern
150 West 30th St

Friday, May 13
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
only at You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
9:30pm to 12:30 am
2 Dance Rooms
Mixed Ballroom & Swing
9:30 pm: FREE Intro Lesson, with paid admission
9:30pm: Ballroom dancing begins with DJ Danny ‘Scarface’ Scarola, now in the large studio with the new dance floor
10:00pm: The swing room opens with DJ Elle Peas “Tina” Miss Itch
Admission $10, $8 for YSBD Students
Special class discount if you know the password!
 

Friday, May 13
Swingadelic
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
7pm – Lesson
8-11pm dance
$20 Admission, $17 for COOP members, students and seniors.  
 

Saturday, May 14
Babble – Busking Band with Cookies
1-4pm ish
Band: TBA
Location: Central Park
Cover: Tips for Band!

Saturday, May 14
Babble – All Saturday Party
8pm – 2am 
Glenn Crytzer & His Orchestra
Band: Glenn Crytzer & His Orchestra
Band:  TBA
Gateway Arts Center NYC
4 West 43rd St
Including Late Night Dish
Door Price:  $50

 Sunday, May 15
Babble – Busking Band with Potluck Picnic
2-5pm
Band: TBA
Washington Square Park
Cover: Tips for Band 

Sunday, May 15
Babble – All Sunday Party
The Fried Bananas
7-11pm
Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St
Door Price: $30

 Sunday, May 15
Babble After Party – Swing, Soul, Blues
11pm – 1am
DJs: TBA
Venue: Bar TBA
No cover, 21+

Sunday, May 15
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event!
7:0011:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com
www.sockhopsundays.com

Friday, May 15
Boozy Jazz Brunch – Save the date!
BB Kings – Lucille’s
Every sunday from 11am to 3pm with a different hot jazz or swing every week, with space cleared out for dancing!
Details to come soon!

Wednesday, May 18
Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
9pm

Thursday, May 19
Gordon Grand Street Stompers
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
9pm

Thursday, May 19
Jazz on the Plaza series at 601 Lexington Avenue at 53rd street (Citycorp Center) will have a big band concert on Thursday, May 19th from 12:30 to 1:45 pm., featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Room to dance on concrete.  
*Bring a dance partner, blog follower reports that it’s not typically a dance crowd.

Friday, May 20
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ – *
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers – 3 sets / 6-9pm
Join us Fridays for our new music series featuring live Hot Jazz & Swing trios every week at this fab Midtown gastropub… plus extended happy hour (to 10pm), and NO COVER!
Madison Square Tavern
150 West 30th St
 

Monday, May 23
Jason Prover
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
8pm

Tuesday, May 24

Official NYC Frankie Manning 102nd Birthday Tribute and LIVE recording of Frankie’s Favorites!
George Gee at Swing 46
8-11:30pm
Details to be announced shortly!

 
Thursday, May 26
Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven is a swing combo reminiscent of combos led by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller, and Artie Shaw in the late 1930s and ’40s. The group plays music that delights listeners’ ears, excites dancers’ feet, and creates an atmosphere of charm, sophistication, and revelry.
World Lindy Hop Day
David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free
Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing
Come celebrate the New York Swing Dance Society’s 31st Anniversary and the Start of Frankie Manning Month!
7PM Lesson with Margaret Batiuchok: Big Apple for Dummies! Learn the beginning of the Big Apple slowed down!


Thursday, May 26
Hot Jazz Jumpers
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm-12am
 

Saturday, May 28
Intrepid:  Battle of the Big Bands
SAVE-THE-DATE (tickets on sale soon!)
Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum present an epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid!
We are thrilled to announce our featured big bands:
* Gordon Webster Big Band
* George Gee Swing Orchestra
* James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band w/ Dan Levinson
This one-night-only special event will take place during Fleet Week New York 2016 and celebrates the music, dancing, and style of the Swing Era by featuring NYC’s best big bands… plus we’ll have a 2,000sq ft wood dance floor, a vintage fashion show and contest, swing DJs, photo booth w/1940s style pinup girls, swing dance performances and dance contest, a free beginner swing dance lesson, and so much more!
*Details & Tickets will be on sale and available soon*

Sunday, May 29
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event!
7:0011:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com
www.sockhopsundays.com

Tuesday, May 31
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Radegast-*
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn 
8pm

Saturday, June 4
Fleur Seule and her 8 piece orchestra at 92Y
Please join us for a wonderful evening of social ballroom dancing to the sounds of Allyson Briggs and Fleur Seule at one of the largest, column-free dance venues in NYC – 92Y’s beautiful, elegant, and spacious Buttenwieser Hall.
Remember, live music events include additional dance space – the bar is moved into the lobby, freeing up the lounge area for dancing!
PLEASE NOTE – Since this event will include live music by the fabulous Fleur Seule, there will be a $7 live music fee in addition to the usual admission, bringing the cost for the evening to $25 at the door, or $23 online from the 92Y website .
2 levels of classes: Pre-Int/Intermediate & Advanced
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Social Dancing 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. to the live music of Fleur Seule with the usual great DJ music by GE Dance during the band breaks
Performances 10:00 p.m.
Snacks /cash bar all evening
All for only $25 at the door, $23 online at 92Y
Please note that this is not strictly ballroom, but Fleur Seule typically plays a heavy rotation of swing music.
92 Y
1395 Lexington

Saturday, June 11
 Announcing the 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party!
Tickets and More Exciting Details Coming Soon!

Sunday, June 12
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event!
7:0011:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com 

Sunday, June 12
 Announcing the 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party!
Tickets and More Exciting Details Coming Soon!

Saturday, June 18
SWING REMIX SPRING FINALE:  The SOLOMON DOUGLAS SWINGTET
Featuring Vocalist ANNA CECILIA
DJ TBA
Instructors: Nathan Bugh
Our final event of the Spring will land on the last day of SPRING! And we’re planning a doozy of a night! Solomon Douglas our band leader will be featuring vocalist Anna Cecilia who hails from Philadelphia. She’s a true entertainer with an energetic stage presence. Anna Cecilia has performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Bethlehem MusikFest, Ardmore Music Hall, World Cafe Live just to name a few.
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC in Manhattan)
6:30 – Title coming soon
Nathan Bugh
7:30 – Title coming soon
Nathan Bugh
TIMELINE
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
10:45 Dance Performances, Announcements, Give Aways
11:00 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
1:00AM END
All Ages
$16 early bird (Thursday before event) / Door Price TBA
*specialty dance workshops extra

Tuesday, June 21
Catherine Russell Septet
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org

Friday, June 24
Mint Julep Jazz Band
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org

Friday, June 24
Blue Note Festival – Svetlana and the Delancey 5 featuring Wycliffe Gordon
7:30 and 9:30pm shows (at BBKings’s Lucille’s Grill) to perform a program dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the VERVE Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recording featuring Svetlana & The Delancey Five Band with a special guest, the incredible Wycliffe Gordon – and featuring other special guests! 
http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=6945
BBKings Blues Club & Grill
237 W 42nd St, New York, New York 10036
 

Saturday, June 25
NY Hot Jazz Festival in Central Park
Join us for a can’t-miss FREE hot jazz afternoon extravaganza at SummerStage June 25!
The NY Hot Jazz Festival is thrilled to announce our partnership with SummerStage to present this FREE outdoor jazz party with THREE superstar bands playing in Central Park on Saturday, June 25:
* Bria Skonberg (http://www.briaskonberg.com/ ) will lead The New York Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars featuring Vince Giordano, Anat Cohen, Joe Saylor and additional star guests!
* The Hot Sardines ( http://hotsardines.com/ ) will offer their trademark energetic blend of French style and Brooklyn brass.
* Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 will spotlight the genius of legendary pianist Henry Butler (recently relocated from New Orleans to Brooklyn!) and trumpeter/bandleader Steven Bernstein (http://www.henrybutler.com/ andhttp://www.stevenbernstein.net/ )
SAVE THIS DATE for what will surely be one of the hottest events of the summer. MORE DETAILS TO COME!
Please share this widely — feel free to invite all your friends. We have ample space for thousands of jazz fans at this event!😉
Full announcement from the City Parks Foundation:
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/summerstage-butler-bernstein-hot-9-hot-sardines-bria-skonberg-new-york-hot-jazz-festival-stars/
**Note, this is not a swing dance event, but I felt something appropriate to share with our community.  I’m sure if it’s appropriate, people will find space to dance.

 
Sunday, June 26
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s!  Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160 guests per event!
7:0011:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email sockhopsundays@gmail.com
www.sockhopsundays.com

Wednesday, June 29
Fleur Seuele 
Listed as ballroom, but they usually have a heavy rotation of swing.
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org

Thursday, June 30
Evan Sherman Big Band
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org

Wednesday, July 6
Bobby Rydell featuring City Rhythm Orchestra
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org
 
Thursday, July 7
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers
The Dining Concourse of Grand Central Station.  
6 to 8 pm
No dance floor, could be a fun, make your own dance space.  
Please be respectful of diners and patronize the venues. 

Friday, July 8
Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org

Saturday, July 9
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus Ambassador prize lindy hop dance contest
Damrosch Park
Dance Floor opens at 6pm
Dance Lesson at 6:30pm
Live Music at 7:30pm
midsummernightswing.org
 

July 22-25
Nocturne Blues
Woohoo! Nocturne Blues is happening one more time!
And when we say “one more time” we actually mean it. This year will be the last Nocturne Blues as you know it. After this year, we will be permanently changing the name to better reflect our mission of delving deep into the History & Culture of Blues Dancing.
So join us! Its going to be one great big celebration of all that has been and all that will be.
Newsflash: Registration will be Opening On:
*** Thursday April 7th at 4pm***
Education & the exploration of specific styles of Blues Dancing is our main goal at Nocturne. We have a stellar line up of Instructors who will be sharing their extensive research & passion for dancing with you:
— Brenda Russell, Damon Stone
— Julie Brown, Shawn Hershey
— Nick DeWitt, Grace Jones-Taylor
— Laney Barhaugh, Joey Science
— Brooke Filsinger, Flouer Evelyn
— Shoshi Krieger, Marc Longhenry
— Alfredo Melendez, Dante Zapata
…. and even more on their way!
Three Nights of Dancing! Two Days of Classes! Live Music (Every Night!), Competitions, Prizes, and of course… Dancing all night long with your favorite people from across the country.
More information your way soon. See you next week for our Registration Opening.

Thursday, August 4
Sunnyside Social Club
The Dining Concourse of Grand Central Station.  
6 to 8 pm
No dance floor, could be a fun, make your own dance space.  
Please be respectful of diners and patronize the venues. 

Saturday & Sunday, August 13-14th
Announcing the 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party!
Tickets and More Exciting Details Coming Soon!

October 7-9
Empire City Swings
Kevin & Jo, Peter & Naomi
Details TBA

 

 

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A Lindy Memory…

If you haven’t seen this video before, please check it out.  This blog is followed around the world, so please share within your local lindy scene.  This post is in tribute to a dear friend who conceived and co-choreographed/directed this flash mob and introduced me to the Lindy Hop.  If you can, please click through and watch it on YouTube, I’d like to see the view counter rise.  Thanks.

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