Bryant Park Celebrates DANCE PARTY!
Bryant Park Presents announces the full lineup for the 2017 weekly Dance Party!
Learn basic steps with expert instructors from 6pm to 7pm by the fountain at Bryant Park everyWednesday from May 3 to June 7; then, test out your new moves with live music performed by some of the New York City's best dance bands from 7pm to 8pm.
The Dance Party series celebrates some of the most popular music and dance genres, from easy-to-learn favorites like salsa, disco and old-time swing, to Mexican dance and polka. The cast of instructors and dance hosts is incredible, all steeped in the traditions of their upbringing around the world, including Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and several are actively competing throughout the US and internationally. Don't miss the grand finale on June 9 from 5pm to 10pm for a one-night-only Latin Festival, featuring bachata, merengue, and salsadancing with live sets from the Melvin Elias Band and Willie Alvarez and his All-Star Band featuring Ray Bayona.
All shows are free and open to the public; no waiting and no lines ever. For more information about any of the shows that make up the Bryant Park Presents lineup, for artist and curator interviews, for photos of performers or the space, and to discuss potential media partnerships, please contact John Seroff at GreenHouse Publicity.
Wednesday, May 3, 6pm: Swing - George Gee Swing Orchestra
With over thirty years of swing experience, the George Gee Swing Orchestra has earned its reputation as one of the swingingest big bands in New York City and has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world.
Wednesday, May 10, 6pm: Salsa - Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning band that forgoes the standard repertoire of vintage salsa covers and sound-alike originals and instead plays dynamic arrangements of tunes they love! No bananas in their hair -- this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.