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Saturday Night Dance Parties – NYC HONKY TONK: Country-Western Dance!

April 9, 2008 - by CityGuide News

The 92nd Street Y launches country-western dance parties every third Saturday of the month. Richard McMurrick and Solomon Singer lead you through the Texas two-step, waltz, cha-cha, West Coast swing and more, all danced to the best country-western artists past and present. Polish up your boots, dust off that Stetson, and we’ll see y’all at the dance hall!

Upcoming NYC Honky Tonk dances – Jun 21 and Jul 19.

Sat, Apr 26, 8 pm-2 am, $15 at door

About the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center

In 1935, what is now the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the fledgling modern dance movement and its leader, Martha Graham. Among the great artists who have created, performed and taught at the Y are Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Erick Hawkins, Robert Joffrey, Pearl Lang, and Donald McKayle, building the foundation for contemporary dance as we know it. In recent years, they have been joined by today’s dance stars, like David Parsons, Zvi Gotheiner, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Bill T. Young, Maia Claire Garrison, David Dorfman and Sean Curran. With the generous support of the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Center continues to nurture the teaching, creation and performance of modern dance, serving adults, children, dance professionals and the community at large through classes and performance programs including the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, the Y’s annual contemporary dance festival.

About the 92nd Street Y

Founded in 1874 by a group of visionary Jewish leaders, the 92nd Street Y has grown into a wide-ranging cultural, educational and community center serving people of all races, faiths and backgrounds. The 92nd Street Y’s mission is to enrich the lives of the over 300,000 people who visit each year—both in person and through the Y’s satellite, television, radio and Internet broadcasts. The organization’s East Side headquarters (1395 Lexington Avenue) and West Side outpost (35 West 67th Street) offer comprehensive performing arts, film and spoken word events; courses in the humanities, the arts, personal development and Jewish culture; activities and workshops for children, teenagers and parents; and health and fitness programs for people of every age. Committed to making its programs available to everyone, the 92nd Street Y awards nearly $1 million in scholarships annually and reaches out to 8,000 public school children through subsidized arts education programs. For more information, please visit http://www.92y.org/.

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