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Winners Swing Remix Dance Contest 2013


Thanks everyone for a Fabulous 2013!
Congratulations to Our Dance Contest Winners Samuel & Rehema.
They are our Swing Remix Lindy Champs of 2013.
Samuel & Rehema will be heading to
Jazz At Lincoln Center's RING IN THE SWING: A New Year's Eve Dance Party on DEC 31st.

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For information about this fabulous event click here!

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Staff and you for helping to make our 2013 GREAT. Stay Tuned to our Calendar of Events for 2014 as we've got some spectacular events planned.
We'll make some announcements soon!

Happy Holidays to All!

The Swing Remix Staff.






Swing Remix Dance Spectacular Nov 2


Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday December 7, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
DJ Lala

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn are an acoustic Dixieland, early swing, gospel and blues band and composed of homemade washboard percussion, upright bass, resonator guitar, trumpet with the occasional addition of violin/fiddle & tenor saxophone. Their repertoire of witty songs with moving yet often bawdy lyrics and catchy 4 part vocal harmony always draw large crowds.

Our Specialty workshops on SAT DEC 7th will be with the marvelously talented Tap Dancer/Lindy Hopper who was part of the first Lindy Hop revival of the late 1980's/early 1990's! One of the founding members of the Rhythm Hot Shots, Catrine Ljunggren

6:30pm The Shim Sham Al Minns & Leon James Style) Swing Workshop (Level Int) 50min (JCC in Manhattah)
Learn this fabulous line dance from one of the dancers from the original Rhythm Hot Shots of Sweden!
Instructors: Catrine Ljunggren (of the original Rhythm Hot Shots)

7:30pm Frankie's Classic Figures Lindy Hop Workshop (Int/Adv Level) 50min (JCC in Manhattah)
Catrine will present some of the great classic figures of one of the most heralded Lindy Hopper of All Time, Frankie Manning. In the late 1980's and early 1990's Catrine and the Rhythm Hot Shots studied and were personally coached by Frankie. He helped them become one of the greatest "recreative" Lindy Hop dance troupes in the world.
Instructors: Catrine Ljunggren

7:45pm Swing Beginner Class (all levels) instructors Paolo & Laurentina

8:30pm live music, 10:45pm Dance Contest, performances, give aways.

DANCE CONTEST

Dance Contest

We're hosting the FINAL Round for TITLE of
2013 SWING REMIX LINDY CHAMPIONS
THE FINALS will go off at 10:40pm. This will be a Strictly Swing Contest (you must enter with a partner).

See DETAILS of COMPETITION HERE


$1,000 in CASH & PRIZES


PASSES TO:

Swing in the Ring 2013 to 2014 JALC
Lincoln Center's
Ring in the Swing: A New Year's Eve Dance Party
Winning Couple will receive a pair of tickets to Lincoln Center's HOTTEST New Year's Eve Dance Party. Backdropped by the finest (and most romantic) view of Central Park, you and your guests will dance into 2014 with the help of alternating appearances by the Pedrito Martinez Group and the Dominick Farinacci Swing Dance Octet with special guest vocalist Charenee Wade. In addition to a full night of live music, the evening includes an open bar, Southern style buffet dinner, champagne toast, and party favors.


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Lincoln Center's
Midsummer Night Swing
2013 Season

Winning Couple will receive choice of one Season Pass to share or a Pair of Swing Passes
Midsummer Night Swing, New York City's hottest outdoor dance party presented by Lincoln Center. The season pass includes 15 dances to be used by one person or shared by two. The swing pass lets you choose multiple nights of swing dancing with great live bands and can be used by one person or shared by two.

Winning Couple will receive
GIFT CERTIFICATES TO:
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Big Daddy Diner
Upper West Side
2454 Broadway (90th / 91st Street)

and

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Swing 46 Jazz Club on 46th Street (8th/9th ave)

Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 by (the THUR before the dance)| Door $18
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50


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Did you see our Latest Photos from November 2nd?
Swing Remix with Professor Cunningham dancers Adam and Michele
Click here for the Facebook album!



Swing Remix Dance Spectacular Nov 2


Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday November 2, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring Professor Cunningham and his Old School

For our November 2nd Dance Party, we are featuring for the first time Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Adrian Cunningham is one of Australia's finest jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists, with countless club and festival appearances plus a number of highly acclaimed albums. Based in NYC since 2008, Adrian has been playing regularly in the Big Apple, throughout USA and Europe. In 3 short years he has appeared some of NYC's finest clubs- Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Fat Cat, the Apollo Theater, Dizzy's (Lincoln Centre) and even a private event at the hallowed Village Vanguard; with such luminaries as Lew Soloff, Wycliffe Gordon, George Coleman Jr and Bucky Pizzarelli. Adrian has been performing regularly in NYC and internationally with world class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, which included a performance at the London Jazz festival and a recording in Abbey Road Studios alongside Wess Anderson, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley.

Our Specialty workshops will be with super talented Lindy Hoppers and Charleston specialists Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel. You will love the combinations they will be presenting!

6:30pm Swingin' with The Charleston Swing Workshop (Level Int) 50min (JCC in Manhattah)
Learn some of the classic Charleston patterns. Then discover how easily you can transition from one step to another. Then mix it all into your Swing basics.
Instructors: Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel

7:30pm Tandem Charleston Swing Workshop (Int/Adv Level) 50min (JCC in Manhattah)
You’ve seen the Tandem Charleston before and always wanted to learn it. Now, here’s your chance to learn the secrets behind it. We’ll even spice it up with some fancy kicks and tricks.
Instructors: Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel

7:45pm Swing Beginner Class (all levels) instructors Spencer

8:30pm live music, 10:45pm performances, demonstrations, give aways.
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Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $16 by (the THUR before the dance)| Door $18
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50


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Swing Remix Dance Spectacular Oct 5th


Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday October 5, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring The Yalloppin Hounds

For our October 5th Dance Party, we are bringing back one of our favorite swing bands who are as raw and gritty as the Lindy Hop is meant to be.
The Yalloppin Hounds led by Joey "G-Clef" Cavaseno (alto sax & Vocals),  Brian Lord Sledge (Trumpet & Vocals) and their pack of wild hounds, have brought us daring swingin' originals like Oop's My Bad & Get Out That Hole, tunes that make you get up and dance, laugh & shout. Their recordings have also been featured in films and commercials worldwide. Plus Female vocalist Leigh Vaiano, Count Basic drummer Dave Gibson, Sax Mike Seropyan, & Pianist Jack Glottman join in the party! They will also reach back in swing history to present some classic material that will remind you of the marvelous duo match ups of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong to Louis Prima & Keeley Smith.

6:30pm Swivels and Spins (Level Int) 50min
Put some Swivel in your steps and easy spins for both leaders and follows. Great for those with some solid experience but open to all levels.
Instructors Adrienne Weidert & Paolo

7:30pm Keep it Classy Part 3 "Hollywood Style Swing" (Int/Adv Level) 50min
By popular demand, Adrienne returns to feature more of her "Hollywood Style Swing". This will be PART 3. So look out for some fantastic new material!
Instructors: Adrienne Weidert & Paolo

7:45pm Swing Beginner Class (all levels) instructor Spencer Weisbond

8:30pm live music, 10:45pm performances, demonstrations, give aways.

Dance Admission: Advanced Purchase $14 by (the THUR before the dance)| Door $16
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50

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Gordon Webster in Person Sept 7 Swing Remix
Graphics: StudioPaolo

Swing Remix Dance Party

Saturday September 7, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring Gordon Webster and Friends

Opening our FALL SEASON will be the incomparable Gordon Webster and his fabulous band. Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the world of Lindy Hop. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. see more about Gordon Webster

We've listened to you're opinions! The results of our Survey showed a Wopping 89% in favor of holding our Sept 7th event in the Gymnasium of the JCC.

Due to overwhelming interest and requests from our FANS, This event will be held in the 6,500sq ft Gymnasium of the JCC. The floor is slick, just the way dancers love it. We'll also have a Stage and Backdrop Curtains for sound dampening so the Acoustics will be splendid. It’s going to be a night of fun that includes specialty workshops by celebrity instructors, Fancy Performances, all Swingin’ & Jumpin’ for your dancing pleasure.

THE LINE UP

Traveling Shoes with Charleston
6:30 pm class (Advanced beginner/Beginner Intermediate)
We'll explore fun ideas and traveling charleston footwork patterns to add a whole new world of charleston to your vocabulary.  
Instructors Dan Newsome & Elaine Silver

Social Syncopation
7:30 (Intermediate and up) 
Leadable ways to express the music through follow styling and leader syncopation.  Make your body express what you hear and open up new possibilities in your improvisation.  
Instructors Dan Newsome & Elaine Silver

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min Instructor Spencer Weisbond

8:30 Live Music

10:45 Performances, Raffles

THE PRICE Discount Tickets ONE SALE NOW
Dance Admission
: Advanced Purchase $16 by (the THUR before the dance)| Door $20
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50
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Congratulations to Leon, Sonja, Irene, and Andrew from last SAT's RAFFLE.
They won TICKETS to see Caravan Palace.

CARAVAN PALACE
THURSDAY June 27th at Irving Plaza
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Caravan Palace is a French Electro swing and Gypsy Jazz band based in Paris. But they are so much more between the marvelously Vintage stage Instruments, their 1940's Parisian fashion sense to their expertly executed dance moves. If Caravan Palace doesn't make you want to join them and dance, you'd better check your vital signs.
See YouTube Rock It To Me
"Caravan Palace’s most obvious influence is Django Reinhardt; however, its members are also inspired by French electronic music artist Vitalic, American jazz icon Cab Calloway, French electronic music duo Justice, jazzman Lionel Hampton and the modern electro-pop duo Daft Punk"....read review


And Thank You all for joining us this past Spring Season as we've had the pleasure of hosting some of the biggest and best Swingin' Dance Parties in our 6 year history. Swing Remix is on BREAK for the Summer, but will continue to recommend events we think you will enjoy.


Swing Remix Presents Dueling Pianos Champian Fulton Gordon Webster
Swing Remix Present the
Dueling Pianos Dance Party
Saturday June 1st, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St) in The Gymnasium
Featuring Champian Fulton Quintet with Special Guest Gordon Webster

Two Celebrity Pianists join forces when The Champian Fulton Quintet and Special Guest Gordon Webster take to the stage for our final dance of the Spring Season. It’s going to be a night of fun that includes Dueling Pianists, Fancy Performances, all Swingin’ & Jumpin’ for your dancing pleasure.
Due to overwhelming interest and requests from our FANS, This event will be held in the 6,500sq ft Gymnasium of the JCC. The floor is slick, just the way dancers love it. We'll also have a Stage and Backdrop Curtains for sound dampening so the Acoustics will be splendid.

THE LINE UP
6:30pm
Add Flavor to your Footwork Swing Workshop
Learn how to add some fun footwork and playful patterns in this dance workshop. Perfect for those who have some basic 6-count experience already and would like to increase their lead/follow skills and their swing vocabulary.
Instructors Lauren & Paolo
note: previously announced instructor unfortunately is unable to join us

7:30pm
Lindy Hop Intermediate Transitions
Instructors Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon
This workshop is the next level up and will cover great material from the Lindy Hop world. (Level Int./Adv.)

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min Instructor Spencer Weisbond

8:30 Live Music

10:30 Performances, Raffles

JUST IN!
Among other prizes, we will be Raffling off PAIRS of TICKETS to see
CARAVAN PALACE
THURSDAY July 27th at Irving Plaza
caravan palace electronic swing
Caravan Palace is a French Electro swing and Gypsy Jazz band based in Paris. But they are so much more between the marvelously Vintage stage Instruments, their 1940's Parisian fashion sense to their expertly executed dance moves. If Caravan Palace doesn't make you want to join them and dance, you'd better check your vital signs.
See YouTube Rock It To Me
"Caravan Palace’s most obvious influence is Django Reinhardt; however, its members are also inspired by French electronic music artist Vitalic, American jazz icon Cab Calloway, French electronic music duo Justice, jazzman Lionel Hampton and the modern electro-pop duo Daft Punk"....read review


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THE PRICE
Dance Admission
: Advanced Purchase $15 by (the THUR before the dance)| Door $18
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50


The Team at Swing Remix


Swing Stomp Gordon Au Grand Street Stompers | Glenn Crytzer

Swing Stomp Dance Party
Saturday May 18, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
6:30 Dance Workshops, 8:30 Live Music

For our May 18th dance party, we are excited to present Glenn Crytzer & His Syncopators from Seattle Washington. They are a jazz band dedicated to the popular music of the 1920?s, 1930?s and early 1940?s. Founded in 2007 by Glenn Crytzer, the group has become a favorite among dancers and jazz fans across the US. Their musical influences include jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, John Kirby, Jelly Roll Morton, and more. In addition to performing classic songs, the Syncopators, perform new songs composed in the vintage style by bandleader Glenn Crytzer.

THE LINE UP
6:30pm
Rhythm Variations
Learn how to add great rhythm to your step. This material in this class is most commonly associated with the grandfather of all swing dance, The Lindy Hop.

7:30pm
Lindy Hop Mixing Footwork Patterns
Use your basic footwork patterns in new ways, and take your Lindy Hop to the next level.
Instructor Nathan Bugh

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min Instructor Spencer Weisbond

8:30 Live Music

10:30 Performance Followed by our FUNDRAISER RAFFLE DRAWINGS
SEE PRIZES HERE

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THE PRICE
Dance Admission
: Advanced Purchase $16 by May 16th (the THUR before the dance)| Door $18
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50


THE FUNDRAISER
Prizes for our Fundraiser Raffle Have been Selected. This Fundraiser to Benefit our dear friend, Band Leader Glenn Crytzer will be very easy to participate in. Raffle Tickets will be only $3 Each, or purchase Four for $10, 10 for $20

Just to give you a taste, you could win A Season Pass to Midsummer Night Swing, Gift Certificates to Big Daddy Diner, A Music Sampler Set consisting of 8 CD's of fabulous local Swing & Hot Jazz Bands, Dance Classes at local studios, and more! Tickets to our Raffle will be Cheap Cheap! So please plan buy a bunch of tickets upon your arrival! And BRING CASH because we won't be accepting credit cards for the Raffle. SEE PRIZES HERE

You've likely heard about band leader Glenn Crytzer's recent and unfortunate car accident. Although injured, to our joy, Glenn will indeed play our dance party on SAT May 18th. While he will likely have a replacement guitarist while his body physically recuperates, he plans to sing (as his voice was unscathed). This Fundraiser Raffle and Auction will be held during our dance party with all proceeds going directly to Glenn Crytzer. Here's where you can get involved. Either purchase Raffle tickets that night, with the chance to win GREAT prizes, or if you have an item you wish to donate (to be used for our Raffle and/or Auction) please contact us at dance@swingremix.com
Although our Deadline has passed to donate a PRIZE Gift, you can still contact us by phone/email and if it's important enough, we'll get it included!

Our Goal is to raise $2,500 for him which although is small in comparison to what his medical expenses will be, we hope to set a standard of compassion and action. We feel it's important to give something back when we can, especially to those in our circle who are in need and who have given us so much joy and inspiration.

Thanks kindly for your generosity,

The Team at Swing Remix





Swing Stomp Gordon Au Grand Street Stompers | Glenn Crytzer

Swing Stomp Dance Party
Saturday April 6, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)

For our April 6th Dance Party, We are presenting The fabulous Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers featuring singer Tamar Korn. The Grand Street Stompers are a good old-fashioned New Orleans kind of swinging hot jazz band, led by fresh-from-New-Orleans trumpeter Gordon Au. They delight swing dancers and music lovers with everything from Louis Armstrong hits and ragtime numbers to Disney themes and showtunes.

Our Special Guest workshop instructor is the fabulously talented Jenna Applegarth joining us all the way from Seattle. Jenna produces swing events in that wonderful city and also teaches Lindy Hop workshops all across the globe. She is one of the rising stars in our scene today. Check out what she has to offer at the 6:30 and 7:30 dance workshops.

THE LINE UP
6:30pm The Shim Sham line dance (Dean Collins Style) (Level Open but experience helpful) 55min Instructor Jenna Applegarth
You’ve perhaps heard of the Shim Sham and even know some of the steps. But do you know the version made popular by Dean Collins (featured in over 35 films from “A Day at the Races” 1937 to Hellzapoppin’ 1941). Here’s you chance to learn the cool extended material of this line dance.
Instructor Jenna Applegarth

7:30pm Swing Workshop "Movement & Creativity" (Int/Adv Level) 55min Instructor Jenna Applegarth
Jenna will present methods for how to move with style on the dance floor while bringing out your creative side. (Level Int./Adv.)

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min Instructor Spencer Weisbond
8:30 Live Music 10:30 Performances, Raffles, Giveaways
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THE PRICE
Dance Admission
: Advanced Purchase $14 by April 4 (the THUR before the dance)| Door $16
1 Workshop & Dance: Advanced Purchase $26 | Door $35
Both Workshops & Dance: Advanced Purchase $36 | Door $50


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city rhythm orchestra at swing remix
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday March 2, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring The City Rhythm Orchestra
City Rhythm Orchestra

For our March 2nd Dance Party, We are featuring Philly’s premier swing outfit, The City Rhythm Orchestra. The City Rhythm Orchestra has be dazzling audiences for many years with their distinctive style and sound – stellar horns, a rockin’ rhythm section, innovative arrangements and versatile vocalists create and extraordinary experience. Their wide range of music awards proves the point, having been repeatedly honored in both Pop/Rock and Jazz/Swing categories.... The Philadelphia Inquirer calls them “Philly’s premier swing outfit”

THE LINE UP
6:30pm Swing Workshop"6-Count and Beyond" This class will take your current 6 count moves and make them flashier, more intricate, and more fun. Lindy hop, the grandfather of swing dance is full of 6 counts moves. There is no reason why these moves need to just be "filler" Jazz them up! You must have a comfortable knowledge of 6-count swing in triple step to take this class. Instructor Spencer Weisbond

7:30pm Keep it Classy "Hollywood Style Swing" (Int/Adv Level) 55min
Instructor Adrienne Weidert
By popular demand, Adrienne returns as our featured instructor for this fabulous "Hollywood Style Swing" workshop. This will be PART 2. Those that attended last month will be treated to some new material, and those taking this for the first time will also certainly enjoy!

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min
Instructor Paolo Pasta Lanna (your host for the evening)

8:30 Live Music

10:30 Performances, Raffles, Giveaways

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  • Dance Admission Advanced $14 by MAR 1 (the FRI before the dance)| Door $16
  • 1 Workshop & Dance Advanced $26 | Door $35
    Both Workshops & Dance Advanced $36 | Door $50

    Please note: we had an error on our page recently that stated Advanced purchase good thru FEB 30th, however there is no Feb 30th. Only a FEB 28th. Therefore we are extending our normal deadline to the FRI before our event. That's MAR 1st. Thanks for your interest in our dances and see you there!






Gordon Webster at Piano
Swing Remix Dance Party
Saturday February 2, 2013

The JCC in Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St)
Featuring Gordon Webster and Friends plus DJ Kyle Smith
See brad's pictures from this event

For our February 2nd Dance Party, we are bringing back superstar musician Gordon Webster! Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the world of Lindy Hop. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide. see more about Gordon Webster

Special Note: We'll like to introduce the lovely & talented Lindy Hopper Adrienne Weidert to our program on FEB 2nd.  While based in CA, she had the opportunity to learn from swing legends like Jean Veloz, Hal Smith and many of the LOS ANGELES old timers. She's a Decorated Swing Champion, who has taken top honors at the National Jitterbug Championships in Hollywood, U.S. Open Lindy Hop Championships & International Lindy Hop Championships! She'll be joined by Adam Brozowski for the "Keep it Classy, Hollywood Style Swing" dance workshop.

THE LINE UP
6:30pm Lindy Hop "Get It Right" Workshop (Intermediate Level) 55min
This class will take your dancing from Beginner Swing, to the grandfather of them all. Learn the 8 count patterns of this original NYC grassroots dance. MUST have dance experience and be comfortable with basic swing. Instructor Spencer Weisbond & Jessi Patz

7:30pm Keep it Classy "Hollywood Style Swing" (Int/Adv Level) 55min
Instructor Adam Brozowski and Adrienne Weidert

7:45pm FREE Intro to Swing Dance class (All levels) 40min
Instructor TBA

8:30 Live Music

10:30 Performances, Raffles, Giveaways

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  • Dance Admission Advanced $14 before Jan 27 | $16 by Jan 31 | Door $18
  • 1 Workshop & Dance Advanced $26 | Door $35
    Both Workshops & Dance Advanced $36 | Door $50



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About Swing Remix

Swing Remix is a jumpin' jazz dance Extravaganza featuring fabulous swing bands, social dancing, styling DJs, performances and pre-dance workshops. Our events are held at various spectacular locations in and around Manhattan. Whether you come for the dancing, for the music, or for the visual effects, you're bound to enjoy. Swing Remix is produced by Paolo of Jumpin Entertainment, Spencer Weisbond,the JCC of Manhattan. We also appreciate all of our past and present supporters. Please visit our Contact page for that list.

Swing Remix is produced by Jumpin Entertainment, Spencer Weisbond and the JCC.