Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
12th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
Plus the Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Dance floor opens at 6:00
Dance lesson at 6:30
Live music at 7:30
Style: Big Band Swing
Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Ryan Swift
Swing is the thing at our season finale. Guardians of Harlem’s jazz past for two decades, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra summons the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet with high-octane renditions of tunes by the Count, the Duke, and the King of Swing. Always one of the most popular parties of the season, the night hits fever pitch as New York’s best dancers face off for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.
Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest
To enter the contest, sign up in person at the entry gate or by e-mailing [email protected] Both partners must be registered and checked in by 8:00 pm on July 9.
Judges: Margaret Batiuchok, Lana Turner, Mercedes Ellington, Charlie Meade, George Faison, and Maurice Hines.
Prizes: Tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2017, Nespresso machines, $50 Zabar’s gift cards, pair of tickets to Motown the Musical, and dinner for two at Lincoln Center Kitchen
The dance floor is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices are available to borrow from the Information Tent.
For more information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5456.