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Historic Harlem Nights! October 26th thru the 29th: The American Lindy Hop Championships Festival

Historic Harlem Nights - Jazz and Dance! The American Lindy Hop Championships Festival: ALHC October 26th thru 29th

YES online registration has Closed- but that doesn't mean you cannot get in - YOU CAN!
You may purchase the door
ALL Weekend Pass to Social Eves - $125    Harlem Evening Socials  - $25

There are a couple ofFREE events  - see below



So see you for Historic Harlem Nights!  
More details below and the schedule:
Make Harlem GREAT Again! Join us for some exciting Jazzy
Hoppin Idlewild Nights at the National Black Theater with 
The American Lindy Hop Championships (ALHC). Legends 
of Harlem's famed Lindy Hop dance art form will return 
home for evenings of HOT music and dance reminiscent of 
the famous Savoy Ballroom!

We are welcoming back 97yr young Harlem Dance Legend , 
Entertainer and globetrotter Norma Miller; Harvest Moon 
Ball Champions and Savoy Ballroom Legends Sugar 
Sullivan, Sonny Allen and Barbara Billups.  Then we have 
the only second generation Harvest Moon Ball Champio…
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