International swing scene veteran Michael Gamble and his Rhythm Serenaders are one of the most in-demand dance bands around. For this evening of swinging small-group repertoire, Gamble stacks the deck with an all-star lineup—including Jonathan Stout on guitar and Laura Windley on vocals—and offers a wide range of infectious 1930s–40s dance tunes and American songbook classics.
This evening features a free dance lesson from 5:30 to 6:00 pm that is accessible to people with limited mobility and will include seated versions of every dance. The lesson will be led by instructors from the Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD program, which specializes in creatively addressing balance, cognition, motor skills, and physical confidence through dance. All are welcome to participate, and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets to the dance floor afterward.
Fashion Contest To compete for best-dressed prizes, be on the dance floor by 7:30 pm in your chicest swing-era vintage fashion.
Judges: Zoe Beery, Voon Chew, and Mutsumi Gee
Prizes: Tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2018 and more
Wednesday, July 12 Damrosch Park
Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm