Preview: The Rhythm Foundation’s Dance Band Night
May 8, 2015
Miami may be a relatively young city compared to the ancient settlements peppering the state and our Northern cousins. But Magic City does have some vintage gems servings as telescopic insights into architecture’s past. Among them, nestled quietly on the North end of Miami Beach is The North Beach Bandshell, the modern output for some of our favorite outdoor activities.
The Rhythm Foundation is just as prolific within the cultural events and music scene as this 60s landmark. From the collective that has brought us Big Night in Little Haiti, The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, and the recent Hollywood Artspark Experience comes a new Summer series to bring out the best of the North Beach Bandshell: Dance Band Night!
Part concert, part dance-lesson, the Bandshell will be taken over on the 2nd Thursday of every month by some of the world’s greatest tunes and most talented feet. Each of the acts will be local or regional whose sounds inspire a specific form of movement or dancing style. We’re talking everything from Swing to Salsa and beyond, paired with the smooth stylings of some of your favorite bands.
Starting off the series, on May 14th, will feature a whirlwind of Gypsy Jazz by Miami’s own, The French Horn. Before the trio takes the stage, world-champion Swing dance team, Yuval and Julia, will go through classic movements and choreography to get the crowd in the dancing mood. Once you’re ready to pair your feet with music, the band will play until your heart’s content (well, until 10PM that is). The other two dates for the series so far are: June 11th featuring Orchestra Impacto + Salsa lessons, and July 9th with Cornbread and the Hollywood Contradance Ensemble.
Each event is free and open to the community so be sure to bring the whole family! Dance Band Night is produced by The Rhythm Foundation and receives support from the City of Miami Beach, Terra Group, Boardwalk Properties, Urban Resource and Alfa Romeo & Fiat North Miami.
Who: The French Horn +
The Rhythm Foundation & the world’s best Swing dancers.
What: Dance Band Night
When: Thursday, May 14th @ 7-10PM
Where: The North Beach Bandshell
Why: Get your feet involved in a swingin’ community.