Queen of Swing, Norma Miller
One of the original creators of swing dance in the US will visit the Center for Social Dance. Nearly 97 years old, Norma Miller is still educating swing dance enthusiast around the world while sharing her story of the creation of swing dancing, the Lindy Hop, created in the 1930’s at the legendary Savoy Ballroom, in New York.
On Thursday, October 27, 2016, come and share how swing dancing and music brought cultures together on the dance floor, Norma Miller will visit a local school in the Greater Lansing area as part of the Center’s Social Dance Project Outreach programing. Later that evening, the Center for Social Dance will host a swing class, along with great story telling of her time on the road with musicians such as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Billy Holiday, Benny Goodman, and many other musical legends. Norma will share some of her most inventive moves during this time and will be available for a book signing after.
You can purchase books by Norma Miller at Schuler’s Books in the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Michigan and bring them to the studio for a book signing and swing dance class by the Queen of Swing herself. Swing dancing, storytelling, and book signing are from 6:30PM until 8:30PM. Norma Miller will be accompanied by Metro-Detroit’s Lindy Hop specialist, Paulette Brockington. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Come ready to dance, to listen, and be inspired by the Queen herself!
Tickets available October 1, 2016
Adults $20 Youth $10
The Social Dance Project Youth outreach program brought Norma Miller to visit 200 8th graders and talk about how swing help society cross racial barriers in the 1930s and 1940’s