Whether you’re a hard core lover of ballroom dance or secretly consider your weekly Monday night “Dancing with the Stars” appointment a guilty pleasure, you’ll want to know about the World-Class Ballroom and Latin show dance festival that’s headed to New York for the first time ever the weekend of April 13 and 14.
1. Exclusive to The Downtown Project, purchase two tickets to either night of the Dance Legends show and get a free 1 hour beginner group lesson on Saturday April 14 from 3:30-4:30pm. To reserve the lesson you can either use the contact form on the Dance Legends website or call (855) 473-4020 and mention the code: TDPNYC.
2. Whichever night you attend the show, have an early dinner at the Market Cafe just a few blocks away in Hell’s Kitchen. New York magazine chose it a Critics’ Pick and when you see how fresh and delish this place is, you’ll know why. In addition to their eclectic mix of New American and Continental cuisine, they offer an amazing selection of menu options for those with dietary restrictions — any dish on their menu is available gluten free.
3. Come see World Champion Ballroom Dance Legends at the Hammerstein Ballroom over two nights of performances (note: both nights are completely different). Dancers are traveling from all over the world (some even out of retirement) to be a part of this historic night of dance. This event marks the first time that all of the World’s top dancers will come together in the United States. Click here for the full list of dancers and their schedules.
If all the romance on the floor has you hankering for a cozy little spot to enjoy a night cap after this show, stop in to Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar in midtown (there’s also one in the West Village), which will put a sweet ending to a perfect evening.