Dancing in Bryant Park

A social dance party after work – featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week – hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

May 6 – June 24, 2015
Lessons 6 – 7pm, followed by dancing to live music 7 – 8:30pm.

Latin Dancing Festival with 3 top bands 5:00 – 10:00pm, June 24.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

May 6 - Opening Night Waltz Ball
Dress to impress

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Randy Dias and Alexandra Lyubchevskaya

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
Lester Lanin Orchestra
Playing incredible dance music for thousands, notably the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, around the world for 50 years.

 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

May 13 - Cuban Salsa

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Yesenia Selier and Hunter Houde

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros
Gritty, witty, and streetwise, acclaimed new Cuban music featuring hip-shaking original tunes from the charismatic leader.

 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

May 20 - Swing and Lindy Hop

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Evita Arce and Michael Jagger

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
George Gee Swing Orchestra
The swingin’-est, blowin’-est, heppest classic big band in NYC for over 30 years plays swing, savoy, and Lindy hop for dancing feet.

 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

May 27 - Samba e Mais

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Marizete Browne and Daniele Andrade

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
Mistura Perfeita Band
Traditional and contemporary Brazilian samba and bossanova at its best, led by the incomparable Cesar Vieira.

 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

June 3

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Mariana Parma and Hernan Brizuela

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
The NY Tango Quartet
From the classics of the great tango orchestras to Piazzolla plus deft improvisation, the Quartet creates a brilliant new experience.

 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

June 10 - Bachata

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Alejandro Bouza and Talia Castro-Pozo

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
Bachata Heightz
An original pioneer of urban bachata, showcasing Latin heritage with modern beats, the group of five from Washington Heights is one of the most influential group on the NYC Latin music scene.

 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

June 17 - West Coast Swing

6:00 - 7:00pm
Dance lesson
Instructors Marlon Mills and Chrissy Bridgeman

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dancing with live music
Rakiem Walker Project
Soul, Funk, R&B, Gospel, Blues, and Latin from this take no prisoners grooving 7-piece band.

 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

From Latin Jazz to Mambo to Salsa, the history of Latin Dance in NYC featuring 3 top bands. Hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

John Benitez
The Grammy award-winning bassist interprets the rhythms and styles of his native Afro-Caribbean region for a new generation.
Dance instructor: Sekou McMiller

Palladium All-Stars
Keeping the energetic sound of the 50's and 60's Palladium era mambo thriving and moving forward.
Dance instructors: Frank Muhel and Ericka Fignole

Avenida B
David Frankel’s salsa dura band, rich in the traditions of many cultures, plays with a singular energy and swing to get audiences dancing.
Dance instructors: Talia Castro-Pozo and special guest

 

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