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.

Annual September Swing Hosted By The Edison Ballroom

On Friday Sept. 12, 2014 the Edison Ballroom will once again host its "SEPTEMBER SWING" Event, featuring Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band. For the past 20 years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly at The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, and most recently at the Edison Ballroom. Joe's New York Big Band is composed of a 16- piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists. Also featured at this event will be Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence, known as DLI. Renowned Chef Mina Newman will provide a meal for this special event. For more information, please contact the Edison Ballroom at (212) 201-7650 or visit http://www.telecharge.com.


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News Blurb: Midsummer Night Dances at the Vanderbilt Museum

Third season of Midsummer Night Dances, held most Thursday evenings in the Celebration Tent takes place at the Vanderbilt Museum. 

The dances are scheduled for the following Thursdays: August 7, 21 and 28 and September 4. The gate opens at 6:00, lessons are at 6:30, dinner is served beginning at 7:00, and dancing is 7:00-9:30. Each week features a different food theme.
 
The evening features ballroom and other types of dancing, as well as lessons in a different dance step each week, taught by professional instructors. The August 7th dance is the Hustle, instructed by Marc James; the August 21 dance is Waltz, with Lisa Sparkles Ballroom and Latin Dancing Studio; the August 28 dance is Cha Cha, with Don Angeletti; the September 4 is Latin Night, with Antz Joseph. For more information, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org or call 631-854-5579.


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Cabo's Boutique Hotel, Hotel El Ganzo, Hosts Samba & Reggaeton Fusion classes

On June 19-22, 2014 Hotel El Ganzo hosted a first-of-its-kind dance workshop by internationally renowned dance instructor and choreographer Tika Morgan. Ranked as one of the 20 best educational experiences in 2014 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Tika’s Samba & Reggaeton Fusion classes were held exclusively at El Ganzo and participants from around the world traveled specifically for the dance workshop. Hotel El Ganzo will hold this retreat twice a year. Hotel El Ganzo is located at the base of the Puerto Los Cabos marina in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, 20 miles from the Los Cabos International Airport For more information, visit www.elganzo.com.

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The Rainbow Room will open to the public October 2014

The Rainbow Room, New York City’s historic landmark and iconic restaurant and event space atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center®, will open to the public October 2014. Designed by renowned architectural firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates, the space, including its legendary dance floor overlooking the Manhattan skyline, will be restored through a modern lens to once again embody the glamour and elegance reflective of its rich history, yet updated for its future. Montroy Andersen DeMarco serves as executive architect of the project. The Rainbow Room will operate as a combination of catered event space and restaurant that is open to the public Sundays for brunch, as well as dinner Monday evenings and most holidays. A previously vacant outdoor terrace on the 65th floor will connect to an interior space that has been transformed into the cocktail lounge SixtyFive, which will be open to the public five days a week and offers sweeping views of Manhattan. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Jonathan Wright. Building off the tradition of being a great destination for performances, occasional live entertainment will return to the Rainbow Room as well. For more information, please visit www.rainbowroom.com.


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The Ailey Spirit Gala Featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Midsummer Night Swing 2014 Season Announced June 24 - July 12, 2014


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The Edison Ballroom Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band Friday May 30th 2014

On Friday May 30th, 2014 the Edison Ballroom will once again host its special, “DINING, DANCING AND ROMANCING” event, featuring the legendary big band leader, Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band. Joe’s brilliant big band sound is considered among the best ever. He has performed for such dignitaries as Hilary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and Barbara Walters. For over 15 years, Joe and his orchestra have performed regularly at The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and most recently, right here at the Edison Ballroom. Joe’s New York Big Band is composed of a 16- piece orchestra as well as accompanying vocalists. Also featured at this event will be the romantic Latin sounds of Direct Latin Influence, also known as DLI.  Read more >>

South Asian Dance Competition TMP A Competition By Dancers For Dancers

South Asian Dance Competition - TMP 5.0-A Competition By Dancers, For Dancers  Read more >>

Ain’t that a Kick in the Head: Vintage Vegas is Back with a “Vengeance”

Swing music Vintage Vegas-style is going gangbusters on the Strip while Downtown, actual gang busters are on display at the Mob Museum, a pantheon to crime stoppers and crime makers (that would be criminals.)   Read more >>

The Edison Ballroom - Joe Battaglia and The NYBB - Sept. 6th, 2013

Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band will be performing at:  Read more >>