The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival 2022
Annual Cultural Harlem event honoring Harlem’s Lindy Hop Dance Legends of the Savoy Ballroom and the Savoy Manor! Featuring Harvest Moon Ball Winners & Champs, as well as Honoring and Remembering the Mama Lu Parks Legacy
Join us and learn about Harlem’s fabulous Lindy Hop Culture and the Legendary folks who helped keep it alive! Their experiences and expertise will help you to keep this exciting dance art form and culture alive in Harlem where it began. The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) is the premiere Harlem organization (non profit) bringing the history and culture to you – with help of our friends – so you’ll recognize the importance of keeping it alive in the area. Event includes free dance lessons, Jazz and R&B music and more in the village of Harlem….
Please join us for the history and fun: Come back home where it all Began….
*** FRIDAY Oct 21st ***
Harlem Roots & Rhythm PLUS Dance Social: Learn DC Hand Dance & Philly Bop!
Dance Cousins give mini Lessons and enjoy a Dance Social 6pm – 8pm
Hansborough Rec Center 35 West 134 Street
*** SATURDAY Oct 22nd — TWO EVENTS! ***
Harlem’s Lindy Hop Legacy with Mama Lu Parks, Her Dancers and Harvest Moon Ball Champs! Special Panel and Rare Film discussion:
TIME 4pm- 6pm Schomburg Center W. 135 St & Lenox Ave
Harlem LIVE: BATTLE of the Jazz Divas! Evening Jazz and Social Dance
7pm FREE Dance Lesson
7- 11pm —- Battle begins at 7:30pm!
HSA – Harlem School of the Arts W. 140th St & St. Nicholas Ave
RSVP on EVENTBRITE $15 early bird; $20 at the door
*** SUNDAY Oct 23rd ***
JAZZ in the Park! Outdoor Jazz Band and dance social with The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. Includes FREE dance lesson at 1230pm
(weather permitting) 12:30pm – 3pm
St. Nicholas Park & 135th St
****ADDED EXCLUSIVE EVENT *****
Black Lindy Hop Matters — Invite Only
The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival 2022 is made possible with the help and generous grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) and Friends of St. Nicholas Park
The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) is the premiere Harlem organization (non profit) preserving, promoting, propagating and protecting Lindy Hop and Swing Dance Culture in the village of Harlem