Midsummer Night Swing is in full swing in Manhattan! For just a few short weeks in June and July, New Yorkers who are light on their feet (or even have two left feet, like me) have the chance to partake in various dance sessions outside at Lincoln Center.
The sessions start off with a group dance lesson lead by experts, and each night has a different singular type of dance to focus on, from swing to salsa to ballroom to tango, and yes, even disco.
Our particular dance lesson was jazz swing. My partner and I managed a simple little box step, but many others were whirling and twirling all over the dance floor. It truly didn’t matter the skill level one possessed; everyone was having a great time regardless of their progress after the lesson. Likewise, you don’t need a beau to dance with either; there were plenty of friends-only and sister-sister pairs on the floor to compete with the sweethearts.
After the dance lesson, the crowd gets treated to a mini show put on by expert dancers, and then it’s fair game to try any of the moves you’ve learned with the live music provided. On our night, the Mint Julep Jazz Band was playing, and besides loving the name, we really enjoyed the music as well.
You can buy a single ticket or season passes and some in-between options as well. Sessions are available through July 9 this summer.
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By: Sarah Henry