A midsummer night’s swing

July 14, 2005

This is the 17th summer of Midsummer Night Swing, the city’s largest outdoor dance party, which is held on the Plaza at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Last week’s dance was rained out. But on Wednesday evening the rain that had been predicted never arrived … and the eager dancers did.

The band was hot, the drinks were cold and admission to the Plaza was free. Tickets to the fancy dance floor sold for $15 each but (as all New Yorkers know) you don’t have to be standing on a dance floor to dance. As the sun went down and the lights came up, the Plaza filled with fast-stepping jitterbugs who swirled, twirled and dipped the night away.

Information booth Posted by Picasa

Swinging couple Posted by Picasa

Faster! Posted by Picasa

Feeling the beat Posted by Picasa

Dancing under the lights Posted by Picasa

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Midsummer Night Swing
  • Archives of Early Lindy Hop
  • National FastDance Association

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