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MOVING AROUND NEW YORK

BALLROOM UNDER THE SKY Midsummer Night Swing: First there's a 45-minute lesson, then, as the sun slowly goes down over the plaza, two hours of unfettered outdoor dancing to the vivacious sounds of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. "Make yourself sassy," the instructor calls, as a marvelously motley crowd rehearses the basics of the lindy hop. "There's a difference between wonderbread and groovin'." Bodies hunker into lowdown mode. Feet swivel in and out without impeding the jaunty backstep, step, step, backstep, kick, kick. The dancing … [Read more...]

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