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.

Lincoln Center Announces Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Season, June 21-July 9, 2016

New York’s premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, June 21–July 9. Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more in a gorgeous, open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). This season opens on June 21 with the Catherine Russell Septet led by Grammy Award–winning vocalist Catherine Russell. Highlights for the season include a celebration of the life and music of legendary artist, writer, and producer Allen Toussaint on June 25. The Allen Toussaint Band, with guest vocalists Irma ThomasCyril Neville, and Deacon John, will bring the sounds of New Orleans to New York. Latin Grammy Award winners Septeto Santiaguero travel from Cuba to make their U.S. debut on June 28. They have earned international acclaim for their powerful son cubano interpretations. Ismael Miranda, one of salsa’s best soneros and a one-time member of the legendary Fania All Stars performs on June 22. Giving their final performance as leaders of the Bronx-based Charanga America, George and Margie Maysonet will say goodbye to fans on July 1 as they hand the leadership of the band over to sons George Jr. and Elliot during that evening’s performance. The Black Rock Coalition Get-Down Revue, featuring members of the Black Rock Coalition who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, debuts at Midsummer Night Swing on July 2. Teen idol turned consummate entertainer Bobby Rydell, featuring City Rhythm Orchestra, will bring the sounds of swinging Philadelphia to Damrosch Park on July 6. For the first time, NewYork-Presbyterian will be the presenting sponsor of Midsummer Night Swing. Tickets and multi-evening passes go on sale on May 18. For more information, visit http://midsummernightswing.org/.  Read more >>

OFFICIAL 2016 New York City Dance Week (June 16th – 25th) Features Over 100 Free Dance, Fitness and Wellness Classes and over 30 Participating Studios throughout the NYC area

NYC Dance Week offers free dance classes throughout the city and invites every community in New York to join together in celebration of movement through dance  Read more >>

2016 Stowe Tango Music Festival

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Dance is Featured in Tribeca Film Festival film, Strike a Pose


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RESET Documentary Starring Benjamin Millepied

Dancing This Summer at the Vanderbilt with Live Music

Thursdays, beginning June 30 
Mid-Summer Night Dances, ‪6:30-9:30
Each week, as a deejay plays music, professional instructors teach a different dance step, followed by dancing of all types (swing, ballroom, rumba, and disco, among others) and light dinner fare. Tickets $25 pre-purchase on-line, $30 at the door. Thursdays, July 714, 21 and 28; August 18 and 25; September 1 and 8.  Read more >>

Swing Remix Dance Party – three dates this Spring!

Swing the night away to live music and great DJs. Whether you come for the dancing, the latest swing music, or the vintage dance film, you're bound to have fun!
Dance Party begins at 7:30 pm Saturday and ends at 1:00 am Sunday  Read more >>

The Edison Ballroom - 2016 "Annual Valentine's Day Event" - Joe Battaglia and the NYBB

FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 12TH, 2016 - 7:30 PM TO 12:30 AM   Read more >>

Trip of Love: A 60s Journey Through Song and Dance - Now playing Off Broadway

Are they doing a cha cha? Is it a hustle? It’s a bit of both in a Bossa Nova choreographed to “The Girl from Ipanema” a musical number in Trip of Love, a psychedelic love valentine to the 60s professed in song and dance, which opened Off-Broadway on Sunday. If you, like me, squeal “Oooh, I love that one” when you hear the song “You Don’t Own Me” and “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” and “California Dreamin’” you’ll be screaming throughout the entire performance of Trip of Love. (If you hear ‘Trippin’ love you wouldn’t be far off.)  Read more >>

Solari's Restaurant- First Tuesdays Big Band Dinner & Dancing

Ever in search of old school Italian restaurants with live music for a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing, we found it at Solari's Restaurant in Hackensack, NJ.  Read more >>