Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Instructors: Staff

Event Information

May 23-27, 2019
A little bit of the world famous Herrang Dance Camp comes to New York City. The SWEDES are in town and they brought a "Lindy Hop" Party with them for the Memorial Day Weekend. Join in on all the fun!

. Social dancing every night, with the Sunday night special celebration of Norma Miller & Frankie Manning's friendship on Frankie's 105th birthday at the historic Alhambra Ballroom. Big Events:
--- Friday - Sugar Hill
--- Saturday - Swing Remix
--- Sunday - Alhambra - *main event*
. Three generations of Swedish instructors dedicated to the NYC old-school tradition, as taught to them by Frankie Manning, Al Minns, and others
. 10 hours of Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop workshops (basic Lindy Hop experience required)
. Performances and demonstrations
. Lectures, interviews, film shows, and panel discussions on the Jazz Era and the African American roots of Lindy Hop
. Special Guest: Chazz Young

THURSDAY, May 23rd, 2019
. Visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum
. Al Minns Panel: The Pivotal Role of Al Minns in Modern Day Lindy Hop. (Part of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing)
. Pre-Party Option: Frim Fram Dance Jam

FRIDAY, May 24th, 2019
. Norma Miller Viewing & Burial:
Viewing at Benta's Funeral Home followed by a burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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. Special tour of Woodlawn Cemetery starting at Jazz Corner and ending at Frankie Manning's grave for a small pre-birthday celebration. (Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous artists such as Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, and Lionel Hampton)
. Sugar Hill Swings! Friday Night Panel & Dance hosted by The Harlem Swing Dance Society Honoring Norma Miller
. Alternate choice: Brooklyn Swings

SATURDAY, May 25th, 2019
. Swedish Workshops - Day 1
9:30am to 5:15pm / 10+ hours of instruction from visiting Swedish teachers who approach Lindy Hop with a deep respect for the history and authenticity of the dance:
. Saturday Night Panel & Dance hosted by Swing Remix

SUNDAY, May 26th, 2019
. Swedish Workshops - Day 2
/ 10:30am to 5:15pm
. NORMA MILLER & FRANKIE MANNING TRIBUTE DANCE / Harlem's Alhambra Ballroom: Celebrate the longtime friendship between Norma Miller & Frankie Manning on Frankie's 105th Birthday

Monday, May 27th, 2019
. *Unofficial* After Party Option: Back Room Speakeasy Mondays

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