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7:30 - 8:30 PM  Brush-up Lesson
Brush-Up Classes in all popular dances --  see the schedule at right.
Lessons are taught on a single-unit basis with basic, intermediate, and advanced variations included. No prior dance experience is necessary. Ideal for those who cannot register for a course. Class is followed immediately by a Social Dance from 8:30-11:00 PM.

                         (See schedule at right)

8:30 - 11:00 PM  Friday Night Dance Party
Dance in our elegant ballroom to a nice mix of music from the '40s to today.  We play only the best Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa, Tango and Hustle for your dancing pleasure.



Special message about schedule changes:

Dear Friends-- 

We hope this letter finds you well.  We understand many of us are afraid with the events that are happening right now.  It seems things are spinning out of our control, and we may be feeling helpless and frightened.  We want you to know we share your concerns.   

While we would like nothing better than to have life go on as normal, we have come to the conclusion that it would be better to temporarily postpone our classes and dances until March 31.  Hopefully by then things will be a little clearer and we can reassess the situation. 

We hope to reopen for the small group classes and private lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by March 31.  Please know that, as with most other venues, the custodial staff at St. Jean has stepped up sanitation procedures in an effort to ensure everyone's health and safety.  Nancy and I have also personally been wiping down high contact surfaces with disinfectant, and will continue to do so.

We apologize for any disruption or disappointment this may cause, but simply feel it's in everyone's best interest at this time to exercise an abundance of caution.  We sincerely hope all the concern and worry we are all feeling is just temporary and look forward to the day we can welcome you all back with open arms and smiling faces.

Life is beautiful and just so precious, and we all truly have so much to be thankful for.

Be well and please take care--


Stephen Dane
Executive Director
Manhattan Ballroom Society



The Friday Night Dance Party

“The Best Place to Dance in New York City”

Our dance parties are open to the public -- All are welcome!

The Manhattan Ballroom Society offers something for everyone,
especially on Friday nights! 
Join us for the Brush-Up Class at 7:30
(designed for any level dancer.)
Then stay for the Social Dance from 8:30-11:00 PM.
Admission is $25, which includes
the lesson, the dance, and coffee/tea/refreshments. 

Check out our beautifully refurbished dance space!

Every Friday Night
in the spacious and elegant Ballroom at St. Jean Baptiste
(air conditioned, with a nice wood dance floor!)
150 E76th Street (at the corner of Lexington Ave)

Open to the public -- All welcome!

Take the #6 train to Lex Ave/77th St,
then walk 1 block to 76th Street.
Also plenty of free street parking after 7 PM. 
Use the side entrance to the church --
it's on 76th St, near the corner,
downstairs in the Community Center.


Special Events and Dates
Mar 6,
May 8
                                   Guest Nights
   New guests come for free to the 7:30 class and the dance. Welcome!
Mar 13, 20, 27      Classes and Dance canceled -- (please see notice on Friday schedule page)
Apr 10       Classes and Dance canceled -- (Good Friday)



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7:30 Brush-up Lesson

We're back dancing in our
beautifully refurbished

Feb 7 Swing
Feb 14 Waltz

Feb 21 Cha Cha
Feb 28 Samba

Mar 6 Tango
  (see Special Events)

Mar 13 No Dance

  (see Special Notice)

Mar 20 No Dance
  (see Special Notice)
Mar 27
No Dance
  (see Special Notice)

Apr 3 Rumba
Apr 10 No Dance
  (Good Friday)
Apr 17 Foxtrot  
Apr 24 Merengue

May 1 Mambo
May 8 Swing
 (see Special Events)

May 15 Lesson TBA
May 22 Bolero
May 29 Tango