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Retro Swing Night v4.0

  • Best Place 901 West Juneau Avenue Milwaukee, WI, 53233 United States (map)

In advance of World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning's Birthday on May 26th, join us to celebrate by rewinding back a couple of decades! Frankie Manning was one of the original Savoy dancers and played a huge role in swing's revival in the 80s and 90s. We'll be rocking out to a mix of some of Frankie's favorites and those guilty pleasure retro songs from the 90s. It's always a fun night (and we usually have cake)!!

Come dressed for the theme -- in your vintage duds or neo-swing style -- or just come as yourself.  

(And, fun fact....2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Gap Swing commercial that helped popularize swing dance -- and CCSwing is also in its 20th year -- much to celebrate tonight!)

If you're feeling so inclined, there's so much to learn about Frankie Manning -- there's a wealth of interviews and videos of him dancing on YouTube. He lived a pretty amazing life, so take a second (or an hour) to take a look at some of what he did -- it'll blow your mind!

8:00-8:45 Lesson - Basic 6-Count Swing - No experience or partner needed!

8:45-11:45 - Social Dancing w/DJ Doug

$5 or $3 with valid student or military ID, all inclusive