PHOTO GALLERIES:
view the photos from each night of dancing on The Greenway.
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WEDNESDAY - LATIN: photo gallery
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THURSDAY - WEST COAST SWING: photo gallery
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FRIDAY - DISCO: photo gallery
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SATURDAY - LATIN: photo gallery
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SUNDAY - EAST COAST SWING: photo gallery
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Is this event accessible?
The dance floor is wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessibility, please contact us at info@celebrityseries.org or  617.482.2595
 
Can I bring my bag?
Please, no purses or bags on the dance floor. We recommend you leave bags and personal belongings at home. Celebrity Series and The Greenway Conservancy are not responsible for any items in the area.
 
Can I take pictures?
YES! Remember to use #letsdancebos!

Is food and drink available?
Food trucks and restaurants are nearby and we encourage you to eat on the lawn, but no food or drink allowed on the dance floor.

Where can I park?
One International Place Garage (55 Purchase Street, Boston) offers a $10 weekday evening rate from 4:30pm-6:30am and all day Saturday and Sunday. If you print the online coupon in advance, the rate is $7.
 
Will event take place in inclement weather?
Cancellations due to severe weather will be announced at least 4 hrs prior to the Group Lesson. Check this page and Twitter for cancellations and updates.

Does the flooring harm the grass?
Celebrity Series of Boston and The Greenway have worked together closely to carefully consider the impact of the event on the park during Let’s Dance/Bailemos Boston. The Greenway’s horticulture team worked with Celebrity Series to select a special type of flooring that allows both air and water to get to the grass. One of the top priorities of both Celebrity Series and The Greenway is to make sure the park is protected while being publicly activated.
 
For general questions, call  us at 617.482.2595 or email info@celebrityseries.org.

   
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Celebrity Series of Boston will present Let’s Dance Boston, one of the largest, free outdoor dance and music parties that Boston has ever experienced!

Located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 16-20, 2015, Let’s Dance Boston will feature five consecutive nights of electrifying music and dance. Each evening features a different style of dance with free lessons, open dancing, and a live band.

The 45-minute free dance lessons will be taught by professional dance teachers and will take place on a specially installed dance floor on the lawn at Atlantic Avenue and High Street of The Greenway’s Wharf District Park.

After the 45-minute dance lessons, the bands will perform for 90 minutes to continue the party with open dancing. This kickoff year includes Latin, Swing, and Disco.

Everyone is invited to participate in this free and fun dance party! Come solo or with your friends or family — everyone is invited to learn and participate! There’s plenty of space on the lawn, so bring a picnic or visit one of the local Boston food trucks set up next to the dance floor!

LATIN DANCE: Eguie Castrillo & His Orchestra - Wed,9/16 »
SWING DANCE: Roomful of Blues - Thurs, 9/17 »
DISCO: The Loser’s Lounge - Fri, 9/18 »
SALSA: Orquesta SCC (Salsa Con Conciencia) - Sat, 9/19
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SWING DANCE: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks - Sun, 9/20 »

 
     
   
   
     
     
  Scheduled Performers:  
 
 
   
 
 
Boston-based Puerto Rican percussionist Eguie Castrillo & His Orchestra proclaims the intensity, the energy, and the excitement of Mambo and Cha-Cha, and pays homage to the first Mambo Kings: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and Machi.
 
LATIN
Eguie Castrillo &
His Orchestra
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Group Dance Lesson: 6-6:45pm
Live Music & Open Dancing: 7-8:30pm
Dance Instructor: Eileen Herman-Haase & Raul Nieves teach Latin [Official Site]
 
www.facebook.com/Eguie-Castrillo
 
 
 
       

 
   
 
 
Roomful of Blues, the award-winning swing band from Providence, will have you jumping, swinging, and rocking to the music of the late 1940s and early 1950s! Hear the classic swing and jump blues tunes reinvigorated with new life as you dance and swing the night away.
 
SWING
Roomful of Blues
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Group Dance Lesson: 6-6:45pm
Live Music & Open Dancing: 7-8:30pm
Dance Instructor: Lilia Weisfeldt & Vladimyr Derisier teach Swing
 
www.roomful.com
www.facebook.com/roomfullofblues
 
 
       

 
     
 
 
Hey, hot stuff – get ready to hustle! Tribute band The Loser’s Lounge will make sure the disco party doesn’t stop with their funk and disco music from the 60's to the 90's, including a tribute to Dorchester native, Donna Summer.
 
DISCO
The Loser’s Lounge
Friday, September 18, 2015
Group Dance Lesson: 6-6:45pm
Live Music & Open Dancing: 7-8:30pm
Dance Instructor: Kelley & Fitz Gerald St. Hilaire teach the Hustle [Official Site]
 
www.loserslounge.com
www.facebook.com/The-Losers-Lounge
 
 
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Bienvenidos to the Saturday night salsa party! See why New York-based Latin band Orquesta SCC is quickly becoming known as the new kings of salsa dura. They’ll bring you back to the classic sound and style of salsa, with its roots as neighborhood street music.
 
SALSA
Orquesta SCC
(Salsa Con Conciencia)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Group Dance Lesson: 6-6:45pm
Live Music & Open Dancing: 7-8:30pm
Dance Instructor: Jenna Robey & Luis Talavera Diaz teach Salsa [Official Site]
 
www.orqscc.com
www.facebook.com/Orquesta.SCC
 
 
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Dance to music from the golden years of swing, with tunes to inspire fans of the jitterbug, Lindy Hop, and Swing! Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks will perform hot jazz and popular music from the Roaring ‘20s and 1930s. You’ll be the Cat’s Meow at this hoppin’ joint!
 
SWING
Vince Giordano and
the Nighthawks
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Group Dance Lesson: 3-3:45pm
Live Music & Open Dancing: 4-5:30pm
Dance Instructor: Katie Piselli & Paolo Piselli teach Swing
 
www.vincegiordano.com
www.facebook.com/VinceGiordanoandtheNighthawks
www.katieandpaolo.net/
 
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LET'S DANCE / BAILEMOS BOSTON Partner:

   
 
   
   
       
  Sponsored by:    
 
  Donna and Mike Egan   Eleanor and Frank Pao
         
         
Special thanks to the following partners:
   
   
   
    JJ Productions Dance Studio    
   
       
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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