Dance Groups

While you will not be able to go Swing Dancing every night of the week on the Island, you can go dancing every night if your expand your geographic and dance style horizon. There is a wealth of resources, if you know where to look. Below are a some of the non-profit social dance clubs, university clubs, instructors, dance studios, newsletters, websites and even individual event promoters, that contribute to the local Long Island dance scene. So go take a dance lesson, go to a Dance weekend or venture out to a different city.

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Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.

Today, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener- and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Every summer, Old Westbury Gardens has their Picnic Pops 2007 Summer Concert Series on the great lawn. An area in front of the bandstand is reserved for dancing!

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
P.O. Box 430
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516-333-0048
Fax: 516-333-6807

Upcoming / Recent Events

08/05/2015 -- Vanessa Trouble and Red Hot Swing @ Old Westbury Gardens
07/29/2015 -- The Brain Cloud @ Old Westbury Gardens
07/22/2015 -- Dr. Zsa’s Powdered Zydeco Band @ Old Westbury Gardens
07/15/2015 -- A Kornucopia @ Old Westbury Gardens
07/08/2015 -- Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra @ Old Westbury Gardens
08/06/2014 -- Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s
07/30/2014 -- Baby Soda at Old Westbury Gardens
07/23/2014 -- The Eddie Torres Mambo Kings Orchestra
07/16/2014 -- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
07/09/2014 -- The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

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