The Loser’s Lounge

The Sound of Philadelphia: A DISCO Party! featuring

Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Style: Disco

Dance Instructor: Alessandra Marconi teaches Hustle

DJ: Bill Coleman

Silent Disco DJs: Bill Coleman, Rimarkable, and Rogue

There are no guilty pleasures as keyboardist and bandleader Joe McGinty and his killer band, deemed a part of “essential New York” by Time Out, celebrate the solid gold disco hits of...

Gerard Carelli

Friday, June 29, 2018

Style: Ballroom

Dance Instructor: Eva Carrozza teaches Ballroom

DJ: Gary the DJ

Trombonist and bandleader Gerard Carelli, who honed his chops performing alongside Sinatra, Clooney, and Tormé, leads one of the city’s most popular ballroom bands at this chic starlit...

Kashyap Jani and Friends

Garba in the Park

featuring Kashyap Jani and Friends

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Style: Garba, Raas, and Indian Folk Dances

Dance Instructors: Rohan Sheth and Heena Patel teach Garba and Raas

DJ: DJ Sunny

Even if you are new to these energetic group dances from Gujarat in western India, you’ll quickly find your place on the dance floor during this spirited night of culture, community, and live...

Heybale

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Style: Honky-Tonk, Western Swing

Dance Instructor: Howard Richman teaches Two-Step

DJ: Meredith Ochs

Heybale’s long-running Sunday night residency at Austin’s famous Continental Club is the stuff of Texas legend and now the "country superstar quintet” (Austin Chronicle)...

Brianna Thomas

Brianna Thomas Band

with guest vocalist Frank Senior

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Style: Jump Blues, Swing, Rhythm and Blues

Dance Instructors: LaTasha Barnes & Bobby White teach Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz

DJ: Odysseus Bailer

With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this...

James Hunter

Friday, July 13, 2018

Style: Soul-blues, Rock ’n’ Roll, Rhythm and Blues

Dance Instructor: Paola Lanna teaches Swing and Shag

DJ: Rita Houston

Silent Disco DJs: Monica Sharp, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, and Rita Houston

U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock ’n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 3:00–4:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Rodney Lopez teaches Ballroom

It’s time for them to move beyond dabbing and the fabulous folks from Dancing Classrooms are here to help! Bring the kids to our annual all-ages dance where they’ll learn the basics of...