Mid-Summer Night Dances Return

Popular Summer Events Begin Again on June 25, 2015

Come dance with us! The Vanderbilt’s Mid-Summer Night Dances, held most Thursday evenings, have become one of the most popular events on the museum’s calendar. The dances begin again on June 25 and run through September 3.

Alfred Peña and Ola
Alfred Peña and Ola

Held in the Celebration Tent overlooking Northport Bay, the dances (with a deejay) often draw between 90 and 120 people. Singles, couples and groups of friends have said they “love” the dances and have a “great time.”

Each week, professional instructors teach a different dance step, followed by dancing of all types (swing, ballroom, rumba, disco, among others) and light dinner fare from 51 Broadway Caterers.

On opening night, June 25, Alfred Peña of Rhythmology, winner of the 2012 World Latin Dance Cup, will teach bachata lessons.

Schedule with featured dance steps:

June 25, bachata by Rhythmology; July 9, West Coast swing by Ellen McCreery; July 16, rumba by Antz Joseph (special performance by Dancing Classroom Long Island Youth Ensemble); July 23, fox trot by Ballroom of Huntington; July 30, cha cha by Patti Panebianco; August 20, hustle by Donna DiSimone; August 27, East Coast swing by Swing Dance Long Island; September 3, salsa by Rhythmology.

Co-produced with C & D Productions, Inc. Gates open at 6:00. Dance lessons, 6:30 to 7:00, with dancing until 9:30. Admission: $30 at door; $25 in advance, on-line. Season tickets available: $160 (or $20 per evening).

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