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The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Fest 2023 – Day 1 Only!

Our new date of Nov. 3rd brings us back to offer YOU a rich buffet of Historic Harlem Arts and Culture!

Remember: Just Come early! 5:30pm doors open…. if you’re a ticket holder you get priority BUT at 5:45pm whomever is on the waiting line gets in till venue is filled to capacity!


Theme – Celebrating and Keeping Harlem’s Jazz and Lindy Hop Legacy Alive

6PM — Films: The Savoy King (also Vintage Harlem Lindy Hop clips!)

7PM — Panel Discussion: Keeping Harlem’s Jazz and Lindy Hop Culture in its Harlem Home

Featured Panelists:

~ Mr. Voza Rivers — Mr. Arts & Culture of Harlem tells his experience with the Making of the Savoy King

~ Honoring Sonny Allen — Savoy Style Dancer & Historian: The Savoy Ballroom and The Harvest Moon Ball (’50s) – and beyond!

~Ralph Hopkins — Preservationist and Historian: The Savoy Manor, The Harvest Moon Ball (60’s/70’s), Mama Lu Parks and more!

8PM — FREE mini Lindy Hop Dance Lesson! Don’t worry you’ll stay on the ground …. :>)

8PM — Social Dance with Jazzy Classics and more of the Savoy Ballroom (1926 – 1958)


This event is made possible by a generous grant form the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) and The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS). THSDS is leading the Lindy Hop Initiative in Harlem.

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Nov 03 2023


6:00 pm - 11:00 pm



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Harlem School of the Arts


Harlem School of the Arts
645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY, USA
The Harlem Swing Dance Society


The Harlem Swing Dance Society

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