This summer, Lincoln Center extends an invitation to rejoice in the healing power of movement with a FREE Social Dance series. The summer-long celebration of reconnection and ecstatic motion is held on the city's largest outdoor dance floor, The Oasis. With a roster of programs crafted to serve every New Yorker, now anyone can find their favorite style of dance: Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Salsa, Lindy hop, Western swing, Tango, The Hustle, Freestyle, Ballroom, and more. All events begin with a quick dance tutorial before swinging into a full-blown dance party, featuring top-tier DJs and live musical bands. Whether you are losing yourself to the beat of the Silent Disco, gliding with your swing partner, slow dancing to a soul song, or getting swept up in the sway of salsa, you will always be at the heart of the action on the city’s largest outdoor dance floor. Bring friends or meet new ones when you make your first step back your best step back! 

General Admission

Enjoy FREE social dance events at The Oasis with General Admission, first-come, first-served. Just show up; tickets not required! Learn more »

Advance Reservation

Or, get priority access to select events by booking ahead of time. Check the dedicated event page to confirm if this option is available. Learn more »

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Learn about The Oasis

Conceived by Tony Award-winning designer Clint Ramos, the glimmering blue dance floor with mirrored walls and a jumbo disco ball is built around the iconic Revson Fountain. Learn more »

Health and safety

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Please see health guidelines for indoor and outdoor events before your visit. Learn more »


Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. Learn more »

About Summer for the City

We’re thrilled to be coming together with our resident organizations and community partners to present hundreds of outdoor and indoor public events—all for FREE or Choose-What-You-Pay. Learn more »

Plan your visit

Before visiting us this summer, please take the time to read about the health and safety policy, ticketing, accessibility, and more. Click here »

Full Summer for the City calendar

Check out hundreds of outdoor and indoor events and performances for all ages, including music, dance, theater, film, art, education, and civic activations. View full calendar »

Thanks to Our Supporters

Signature support for the Oasis provided by SK Group

Major support provided by Jody and John Arnhold, Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund, and NewYork-Presbyterian

Additional support provided by Daisy Soros and the Harkness Foundation for Dance

Endowment support provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance