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The Harlem Roots & Rhythm Urban Dance Fest 2023 – Day One!

Stormy Weather on September 29th brings us back with our new date of November 3rd!

The Harlem Roots and Rhythm Urban Dance Festival  offers YOU a rich buffet of Historic Harlem Arts and Culture….

Remember: Just Come early! 5:30pm doors open…. Ticket holders get priority BUT at 5:45pm all are welcome till venue is filled to capacity!


PROGRAM      Theme – Celebrating and Keeping Harlem’s Jazz and Lindy Hop Legacy Alive


6PM — Films: The Savoy King: The Legacy of Jazz Master Chick Webb and the Savoy Ballroom

7PM — Panel Discussion: Keeping Harlem’s famed Jazz and Lindy Hop Culture in its Harlem Home


Featured Panelists:

~ Mr. Voza Rivers — Mr. Arts & Culture of Harlem tells his experience with the Making of the Savoy King

~ Honoring Sonny Allen — The Savoy Ballroom and The Harvest Moon Ball (’50s) – and beyond!

~Ralph Hopkins –The Savoy Manor, The Harvest Moon Ball (60’s/70’s), Mama Lu Parks and more!

8PM — FREE mini Lindy Hop Dance Lesson! Don’t worry you’ll stay on the ground …. :>)


8PM — Social Dance with Jazzy Classics and more of the Savoy Ballroom (1926 – 1958)


This event is made possible by a generous grant form the West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) and The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS). THSDS is leading the Lindy Hop Initiative in Harlem.


Nov 03 2023


6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue


Harlem Swing Dance Society
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