THURSDAY, May 23rd, 2019


Group visit to the Louis Armstrong Museum at 11:30am – get in touch if you’d like to join in!


Al Minns PanelPANEL: The Pivotal Role of Al Minns in Modern Day Lindy Hop

  • Time: 7:30pm
  • VENUE: Very special secret venue! Announced in the spring.
    • Moderator: Zita Allen
    • Panelists: Denise Harris, Sandra Cameron & Larry Schulz, Paul Grecki, Lennart Westerlund
  • Extra programming/additional fees may apply TBC*
  • Admission TBC*

Pre-Party Option: Frim Fram Jam

  • 9pm to 1am
  • Venue: You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (near 31st St & Penn Station)
  • This is not an official part of the weekend but makes a great pre-party
  • Extra programming/additional fee applies*
  • Admission is $10 at the door / $7 for students with ID (admission not included in full weekend package)

FRIDAY, May 24th, 2019


Woodlawn Cemetery Tour (optional add-on)

  • 11am to 12:30pm
  • Special tour of Woodlawn Cemetery starting at Jazz Corner and ending at Frankie Manning’s grave for a small pre-birthday celebration. Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous artists. Frankie Manning is very much at home with nearby graves of the likes of Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, and Lionel Hampton (whose stone, appropriately, bears the inscription, “Flying home.”)
  • Extra programming/additional fee applies*
  • $30, 11am-12:30pm
  • Please contact Cynthia Brown to book your tickets: cynthia@globaldestinationsinc.com 

Walking Tour of Harlem TBC- 3pm to 5pm – get in touch if you’d like to join in!


Sugar Hill Swings! 

Friday Night Panel & Dance hosted by The Harlem Swing Dance Society

PANEL: Swing & Jazz Dancing in the 80s – featuring Norma Miller! 

  • Times 7pm to 11pm

  • Followed by Jazz & Social Dance with Live Music
  • SCHEDULE:
    • 6pm – Doors Open
    • 7pm – Panel #1 – Where it all began
    • 7:50pm – Norma Miller & Lindy Hop in the 80s
    • 9pm – Band & DJ music
  • Included in the full weekend package or: GET YOUR FRIDAY TICKETS NOW

Alternate choice: Brooklyn Swings (Payment by donation at the door)


SATURDAY, May 25th, 2019


Swedish Workshops – Day 1

  • Times: 9:30am to 5:15pm (with breaks)
  • Venue: TWStudios: Chelsea
  • 151 West 26th Street, Sixth Floor between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

10+ hours of instruction from visiting Swedish teachers who approach Lindy Hop with a deep respect for the history and authenticity of the dance:

  • eWa Staremo-Burak & Lennart Westerlund
  • Åsa Heedman & Daniel Heedman
  • Mimmi Gunnarsson & Fredrik Dahlberg

The workshops will be intimate groups of approximately 40 students per group.

  • Registration opens at 9:30am
  • Group audition/level split starts at 10am sharp
  • Workshops run until 5:15pm (with breaks including 75 minutes for lunch)

Included in the full weekend package


Swing Remix

Saturday Night Panel & Dance hosted by Swing Remix

PANEL: The Swedish Perspective

  • 6:30pm (55 min) Auditorium L2

Lennart Westerlund, eWa Staremo-Burak, Åsa Heedman discuss their experiences and perspective of Lindy Hop

Followed by Dance with Live Band

  • Band: Anna Cecilia & The Big Time
  • Dance 8:30pm to 12:30am

Panel + Dance included in the full weekend package. GET YOUR SATURDAY TICKETS NOW

There is a break or the option to participate in an additional lesson at 7:30pm via Swing Remix (additional fees for the extra workshop)


SUNDAY, May 26th, 2019


Swedish Workshops – Day 2

A continuation of the workshops for full weekend participants.

  • Doors & check-in: 10am
  • Workshops run from 10:30am to 5:15pm (with breaks including 75 minutes for lunch)
  • Venue: TWStudios: Chelsea
  • 151 West 26th Street, Sixth Floor between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

Included in the full weekend package


Frankie Manning Tribute Dance

*MAIN EVENT*

Sunday Night 105th Birthday Celebration to honor the Life and Legacy of Frankie Manning

  • Times : 7pm to 12am
  • VENUE: Historic Alhambra Ballroom
  • 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr #3, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • BAND: Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing

Hosted by members of the Harlem community, Julia Loving & Ronald Jones

Included in the full weekend package or: GET YOUR SUNDAY TICKETS NOW

Admission: $45 (for non-package participants) / special seniors discount at the door for $20 with ID age 60+


Monday, May 27th, 2019

After Party Option: Back Room Speakeasy Mondays 

  • 9pm to 12:30am (bar opens at 7:30pm)
  • Venue: The Back Room, 102 Norfolk St, New York, New York 10002
  • This is not an official part of the weekend but makes an option for an after party
  • The Delancey Five play three sets of swing danceable music, Swing / big band tunes in band breaks
  • No cover