June 23–July 11, 2015




Friday, July 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Damrosch Park

Dance Floor Opens at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30
One Extended Live Set at 8:00

Style: Hawaiian Swing

Dance Instructor: Paolo “Pasta” Lanna teaches Balboa & Collegiate Shag

DJ: Meredith Ochs

In the early 20th century, Hawaiian bands started playing jazzed-up versions of beloved traditional songs on Hawaiian instruments. Embracing this custom, Kahulanui (the Big Dance) crafts dance floor-ready tunes on traditional Hawaiian instruments. This tropical-paradise-meets-big-band sound embraces swing’s brassy grace, the charm of the ukulele and lap steel, and breezy vocal harmonies.

Come dressed in your finest tropical vintage. Prizes for the best dressed. Hawaiian-inspired style will be sure to catch the judges’ eyes!

As this is a dance event, there is no seating.