Dance Travel News

News, reviews, features and announcements for people who like to dance and also like to travel. Here you'll find out where to go out dancing around the US and abroad. In Dance Travel News you'll find feature articles, news blurbs, reviews and announcements of upcoming dance events, dance weekends, supper clubs with dancing to live bands, dance cruises, dances benefiting charities, outdoor dancing, dance festivals, and dance performances. Check here regularly, and become a fan on our Facebook page, Dance Travel News, for reviews and news items about where to enjoy ballroom dancing, swing dancing, west coast swing, foxtrot, rumba, mambo, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, hustle, country 2-step and more, plus ballet, modern dance and jazz. Submit dance related news to editor Lisa Skriloff at lisa@multicultural, 212-242-3351.

Event: Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing June 27 - July 16, 2011

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Feature Article: The Mohonk Mountain House Ballroom Dance Weekend December 2010

If you’ve packed your bag for the weekend with ballroom dance shoes, a tuxedo, a ball gown, and a blaze orange hunter’s safety vest, you’re probably on your way to Mohonk Mountain House’s Ballroom Dance Weekend, held every December.  I’ve been wanting to go for years and finally this past December John and I were able to get there for their 21st annual dance weekend.  Read more >>

News: Brady Bunch Florence Henderson and Friends to Ballroom Dance on Cruise

Crown Cruise Vacations Offers Chance to Dance With Stars at Sea
 
PRINCETON, N.J. (Jan. 20, 2011) – Crown Cruise Vacations offers fans of The Brady Bunch’s Florence Henderson, dance and cruise lovers the ultimate experience on the Celebrity Eclipse Jan. 7-14, 2012. Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch fame and ‘Friends’ will headline this ballroom dance cruise. The Ballroom Dance Celebration at Sea 2012 by Cruise Gourmet Voyages will take place aboard the gorgeous new Eclipse and will feature Celebrity Dance Pro-Star Corky Ballas and, from Broadway’s hit show “Tango Argentino,” dance star Nelson Avila with dance partner Madalyn.  Read more >>

Event: Bally’s Celebrates Atlantic City's Historic Roots With Swing Dance-Off On Thurs. Jan. 13

No better time than the New Year to improve your dance moves or simply show them off…high-style jazz and swing moves, that is. Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City will continue its ongoing commemoration of the city's rich history during the 1920s this winter at Bally’s when they kick off the very first Swing Era Dance-Off, featuring the music and dance styles of the 20s-40s, on Thursday January 13 from 6pm-12am. Co-sponsored by the leading international website for all things swing, Yehoodi.com, The Dance-Off, which will take place at the appropriately swing-inspired Grand Ballroom, will invite couples to participate in this six-hour competition to show off their signature dance moves and stamina to keep the swingin’ going. Couples can register for one of two events:  a stamina event, spanning the better part of six hours of straight dancing, and a true-to-form, swing dance skills competition.  All dancers participating in the competition will be asked to dress in 1920’s-inspired styles as well.  A half-hour special instructional lesson will also be offered from 5:30pm-6:00pm in the Grand Ballroom.  The winning couple from each category will earn themselves a handsome cash reward and a 1920s-inspired weekend at Bally's, as well as bragging rights!  Judges will include Jill Sternheimer of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series, renowned NY swing dancer/instructor Roddy Caravella and Kristine Powell, founder and director of NJ Swing (www.njswing.com).  Read more >>

Event: Highlights of the Viennese Ball Season Through March 3, 2011

Waltz sounds and champagne spirits this winter over 300 classic Viennese ball nights will provide the perfect opportunity to dance and party at some of the city’s most attractive locations. The undisputed highlights of the Viennese ball season are the Vienna Philharmonic Ball at the Musikverein (Jan 20, 2011, www.wienerphilharmoniker.at), the Coffee House Owner’s Ball at the Hofburg (Feb 25, 2011, www.kaffeesiederball.at) and the Opera Ball at the State Opera House (Mar 3, 2011, www.wiener-staatsoper.at).  Read more >>

Event: That’s Entertainment, Highlights of the Kaiserball Coming New Year’s Eve

A night of Austrian waltzing tradition to the soundtrack of the great entertainers awaits at the 41st Kaiserball on 31 December 2010. This year’s event, themed “That’s Entertainment”, promises well-loved melodies from artists including Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams. Also Maya Hakvoort, who played the leading lady in the Austrian musical “Elisabeth”, will perform at midnight.  Read more >>

News: Ballroom Dancing Weekend program at Mohonk Mountain House, December 3-5, 2010

This Victorian castle resort and National Historic Landmark, located just 90 miles north of New York City has more than 40 theme programs throughout the year, an award-winning eco-friendly 30,000-square foot Spa (voted #3 Hotel Spa in the United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine’s Worlds Best Awards), and an abundance of outdoor activities including hiking on 85 miles of trails, mountain biking, tennis, golf, rock-climbing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and more (seasonally available).  Read more >>

Event: First-ever DANCE AUSTRIA! At the Lincoln Center on October 16th - Waltz the Night Away for FREE!

The Austrian Tourist Office presents the inaugural DANCE AUSTRIA!, fun evening of a dazzling collection of original performances by Austria and New York’s most gifted dancers and musicians. The extravaganza will include entertainment by...  Read more >>

Feature Article: Limping Around Las Vegas: Limp, Limp, Limp, One Dance

It turned out to be a metatarsal stress fracture. A broken bone in my foot. But a few days before my long-planned trip to Las Vegas, when my foot all of a sudden started bothering me, I had a decision to make. It wasn’t until the day after I came back from the trip that an x-ray revealed the hairline fracture in the long bone connected to my second toe.

But back to the beginning of the story.  The story of limping around Las Vegas. I can’t think, off the top of my head, of another city where “never leaving your hotel” still equals a good time.

Luckily, that hotel was the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and, with 5000 plus rooms, the property had an entire city’s worth of restaurants and things to do.  Read more >>

Feature Article: Mount Airy Casino Resort: Dance, Dine, Dance, Dine, Poker

An easy weekend getaway, with lots of opportunities for dancing, is Mount Airy Casino  Resort, just 75 minutes from NYC.

There’s a nightclub, a lounge and a piano bar, all with great dancing, and if that won’t give you your fill of dancing in two days, pick the special doo-wop weekend or the Learn to Salsa Fridays weekends or the PBS Ballroom show taping weekend, and you’ll be in cha cha heaven.

It was drenching downpour on our Friday drive up to this Pocono resort, the kind of rain that soaks you in just one step out of the car.  As we turned off Route 80 at the Tannersville Exit, I was hoping that the renovated resort we were going to see, originally built in the 50s, would have an overhang at the entrance. How glad was I to see one and that once inside I didn’t have to leave until Sunday.  Read more >>