New York City Mayor Giuliani Proclaims "Swing Week," Through Aug. 20

News   New York City Mayor Giuliani Proclaims "Swing Week," Through Aug. 20 New York City Mayor Giuliani has proclaimed "Swing Week," running Aug. 13-20. The week of classes, demonstrations, contests and tributes began with a dance contest on Aug. 13, and was followed on Aug. 14 with a symposium, demonstration and panel discussion about Swing featuring Swing! cast members Ryan Francois, Jenny Thomas and Casey MacGill as well as Laura Jeffers of the New York Swing Society.

New York City Mayor Giuliani has proclaimed "Swing Week," running Aug. 13-20. The week of classes, demonstrations, contests and tributes began with a dance contest on Aug. 13, and was followed on Aug. 14 with a symposium, demonstration and panel discussion about Swing featuring Swing! cast members Ryan Francois, Jenny Thomas and Casey MacGill as well as Laura Jeffers of the New York Swing Society.

Additional "Swing Week" events include:

Aug. 16 at 12 PM- 5:30 PM
Sandra Cameron Dance Center, 20 Cooper Square at E. Fifth St., Sixth Fl, (212) 674-0505. The Sandra Cameron Dance Center salutes 75 years of New York Swing, 1925-2000, with an afternoon of rare videos, demonstrations, classes, and dancing.  Admission: $10.

7 PM-1 AM
Willie McBride's, 616 Grand St., Hoboken, NJ, (201) 610-1522.  Hoboken swing scene lesson at 7 PM, dancing at 8 PM, dance contest at 9 PM.  Admission: $10 with lesson; $5 for dancing only.

7:30-10:30 PM
Eight o'clock Jump at HUSH, 17 W. 19 St.  DJ swing dancing.  Admission: $5.  6 PM
Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19 St., 5th Fl., (212) 807-0802. 

Aug. 17 at 12:40 PM and 1:40 PM
Cast members from the Broadway musical Swing!, hosted by Jammin' 105 at Bryant Park. Free.

1 PM
Fred Astaire Dance Studios, 303 E. 43 St., (212) 697-8515.  Beginner Swing Lesson. 

4 PM
You Should Be Dancing!, 412 Eighth Ave. Free.

8:30 PM
Fred Astaire Dance Studios, 303 E. 43rd St., (212) 697-8515.  Swing Dance Party.  Admission: $10.

9 PM-1 AM
Swing 46, 349 W. 46th St., (212) 262-9554.  Dance Contest starts at 10:30 PM. Admission: $12/$10 with mention of "Swing Week."

Aug. 18 at noon
Cast members from Swing! perform at Macy's, Herald Square, 459 Seventh Ave. Free.

8 PM- 3 AM
The Supper Club, 240 W. 47 St., (212) 921-1940. Swing Week semi-finals Dance Contest starts at 12:30 AM.  Admission: $15.

9 PM-1 AM
Stepping Out Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio, 1780 Broadway at 57 St., 4th FL, (212) 245 5200.  Swing Party!!  Three dance floors and three DJ's.  Featuring Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, County Western.  Admission: $10 with mention of "Swing Week. "

Aug.19 at 2 PM
The New York Botanical Garden with DanceSport Dance Studio, at 200 St. and Kazimiroff Blvd., in the Bronx, New York, (718) 817-8700. Demonstration and performance.  Admission: $3 for adults; $2 for senior citizens and students; $1 for children 2-12 (weather permitting).

6:30-9:30 PM
NYC Parks Department Rock N' Rollerblade a la swing hosted by KTU with Dance Manhattan, Orchard Beach, Bronx.  Free.

8 PM-3 AM
Iridium Restaurant and Jazz Club, 48 W. 63, (212) 582-2121.  A Tribute to Duke Ellington.  Admission: $25 cover; $10 food/beverage minimum.

Aug. 20 at 12 PM-4:30PM
Swing Crash Course, Dance Manhattan, 39 W. 19 St., Fifth Fl., (212) 807 0802.  Admission: $25 with mention of "Swing Week"

4 PM-7 PM
Central Park Swings 2000, Central Park by Bethesda Fountain (enter from west or east side of 72 St. entrance), (212) 358-3858.  Dancing, Lessons and Demonstrations.  Free (weather permitting).