Lace up your dancing shoes and prepare to shake a leg during this dancing-themed walking tour and class in New York’s Harlem neighborhood. Visit the area known for its longstanding Swing Dance culture and that invented dance crazes like the ‘Lindy Hop.’ During your trip, you’ll see the sites associated with area dance culture before finishing with a dance lesson.
Explore the cultural history of Harlem's historic dance crazes during this walking tour and class
Learn about the area's connection to Swing Dance culture and to Frankie Manning, creator of the 'Lindy Hop'
Visit the sites and streets most closely associated with Harlem dance history
Practice some swing dance and Lindy Hop dance moves during a lesson with locals
Family-friendly activity suitable for children ages 8 and older
Great introduction to Harlem's rich cultural history
Meet up with your guide in Central Harlem in the early evening. Spend the beginning of the excursion getting to know the sites and streets most closely connected to dance crazes like the 'Lindy Hop' and its founder, Frankie Manning. You’ll also learn about Harlem’s unique Swing Dance culture. Once you’ve celebrated the Harlem’s historic dance crazes, try them out for yourself by joining area locals during a dance class led by a local Frankie Manning aficionado. You’ll learn the basic moves for swing dancing, along with the typical steps in the 'Lindy Hop.' Make sure to bring comfortable shoes: there’s lots of dancing and walking involved in this fun-filled excursion.