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May 14, 2012

Free Dance Lessons From Top Instructors Followed By Dance Parties At David Rubenstein Atrium on June 6, 13 and 20

Midsummer Night Swing

May 14, 2012

Contact: Kate Merlino, 212-875-5101

[email protected]



Warm Up for Midsummer Night Swing with “Dancing 101s” June 6, 13, & 20

The public is invited to join with members of Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) to sharpen their dancing skills, for free, at the David Rubenstein Atrium on the evenings of June 6th, 13th, and 20th, for “Dancing 101s.” On these three Wednesday nights, dancers and aspiring dancers can learn how to swing dance or salsa before Lincoln Center’s outdoor dance party Midsummer Night Swing starts its 24th season on June 26th. The “Dancing 101” evenings begin at 7:00 pm with music spun by a top DJ, then there is a dance lesson given by a noted professional instructor that runs from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Guests then enjoy dancing until 10 pm. Cocktail specials will be offered, and refreshments will be for sale. The “Dancing 101” nights are:

Wednesday, June 6

DJ: Dawn Hampton

Instructors: Evita Arce and Michael Jagger teach Lindy Hop

Wednesday, June 13

DJ: Ron McGugins

Instructor: Jimmy Anton teaches Salsa

Wednesday, June 20

DJ: George Gee

Instructor: Spencer Weisbond teaches Lindy Hop

The David Rubenstein Atrium is located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Admission to “Dancing 101” nights is free, and capacity is limited.

Midsummer Night Swing: June 26 – July 14, 2012

For its 24st outdoor season, Midsummer Night Swing presents three weeks of dancing to fantastic live music under the stars on a specially-constructed dance floor with bandstand in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park (62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue). Music runs the gamut from big band swing and jump blues to classic mambo, from tango to soul/r&b to salsa to Brazilian forró. This season’s bands include The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, JD McPherson, Celso Piña, Gene Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Orquesta Broadway, Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band, and The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. Dance lessons taught by New York’s top instructors take place each evening at 6:30 p.m., free with the price of admission; live music begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) is a membership group for arts enthusiasts in their 20s through early 40s dedicated to celebrating and supporting the world’s leading performing arts center. Through special events, arts advocacy, community outreach, and annual contributions, YPLC members build future audiences at Lincoln Center and increase access to the arts for a diverse range of New Yorkers.


Midsummer Night Swing is sponsored by Bank of America and Macy’s

Midsummer Night Swing is made possible in part by grants from Daily and Paul Soros and Charina Endowment Fund

YPLC is sponsored by Nespresso

YPLC thanks its food and wine sponsor ’wichcraft

General operating support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has been generously provided by David M. Rubenstein, Cushman & Wakefield, The Mai Family Foundation, Algin Management Co., LLC, the Xerox Foundation, and the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Generous endowment support provided by David M. Rubenstein and Oak Foundation.

Target® is proud to sponsor Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.


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