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Midsummer Night Swing — Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers compete for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.

Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

To enter the contest, sign up at this link or in person at the entry gate. Both partners must be registered and checked in by 8:00 pm on July 14.

Judges: Margaret Batiuchok, Mercedes Ellington, Charlie Meade, and Lana Turner

Prizes: Tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2019, Nespresso machine, dinner for two at Lincoln Center Kitchen, $100 gift card to Hill Country BBQ

14th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet
plus the
Ambassador Prize Lindy Hop Dance Contest

Style: Big Band Swing
Dance Instructor: Margaret Batiuchok teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Ryan Swift



Harlem Renaissance Orchestra; photo: Kevin Yatarola.

Cover: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra; photo: Kevin Yatarola.


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