Pre-Season Symposia

Ahead of the season, learn more about the dances performed at Midsummer Night Swing at these engaging events.


FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the event.

Pre-Season Symposia Events

Past Events

Panel Discussion: The Pivotal Role of Al Minns in Modern Day Lindy Hop

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Zita Allen (moderator), Sandra Cameron, Paul Grecki, Denise Harris, Larry Schulz, and Lennart Westerlund discuss Al Minns’s incredible impact, look at film footage, and more. Learn More 

Talk: ¡Urban stomp! The Artistic and Cultural Connections between Swing, Mambo, and Salsa

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Cultural anthropologist and curator Derrick Leόn Washington shares the sometimes overlooked, interconnected histories and cultures of swing, mambo, and salsa. Learn More