Arts, Culture & Fun Presents A Night of Jazz & Dance
Saturday, March 12, 2016
5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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Join us for a special event to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The Savoy Ballroom opening with The Harlem Swing Dance Society. Learn swing dance steps and get the chance to practice those moves to live music by the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra!
Dance Lesson: 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Open Dance: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Brief History of The Savoy Ballroom
The Savoy Ballroom opened on Mach 12, 1926 and was called the "World's Finest Ballroom" as well as "The Home of Happy Feet"." It was located on Lenox Avenue between 140 and 141 Streets. A long succession of dance fads were lauched from the Savoy. These dances included the Flying Charleston, The Lindy Hop, The Stomp, The Big Apple, Jitterbug Jive, The Shimmy, and many others.