The Kennedy Center

Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required*

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Next Performance

11/22/2018 at 6:00 PM

This event takes place from 6-9 pm!

It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition! Swing dance instruction and performances by Gottaswing, Washington, D.C.’s largest swing dance instruction and promotion company. This year’s music is by Pittsburgh’s Dr. Zoot, and once again, we’re joined by Jean Veloz, who danced in MGM films of the 1940s featuring swing dancers and whose video of her 90th birthday dance went viral on YouTube with more than five million views! We’re also joined by Irene Thomas, who danced along with Veloz and others in MGM films, plus Los Angeles Lindy Hopper and tap dancer Rusty Frank. 

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Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

Local Dance Commissioning Project

Providing funds to local dance artists for world premieres on the Millennium Stage.

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