Swing Era Music and Dance with the Beantown Swing Orchestra

July 12, 2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Smith Hall

Join us for an evening of music and dance with the Beantown Swing Orchestra. In between sets and dance lessons, the group will lead an educational session on Swing Era music and its significance in World War II.     

The full schedule includes:

5:00 p.m. dance set
5:45 p.m. Shim Sham line dance lesson
6:00 p.m. Swing Era presentation
6:50 p.m. group swing dance lesson
7:15 p.m. dance set

No partner or experience necessary for lessons.

This program is part of a summer Late Nights at the Library series at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Our Museum galleries, including the new special exhibit Service and Sacrifice: World War II - A Shared Experience, will be open free of charge from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Food and drink options will be available for purchase, and our Museum Store will be open. 

Please note that this program is in-person only, and will not be livestreamed. 



How to Attend

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