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Retro Swing Night v4.0

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

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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