Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dancing in the Street is Back for its Fourth Season!

Main Street Association Invites Public to Free Downtown Events
Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, NY—Dust off your dancing shoes!  The Oyster Bay Main Street Association is thrilled to announce the return of “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free dance evenings on the streets of historic, charming Oyster Bay.

Following on the success of last year’s “Dancing in the Street,” OBMSA is calling dancers of all ages, skills, and styles—even those with two left feet—to come out for delightful evenings of pure fun under the stars.  Once again, BMW of Oyster Bay has most graciously offered to sponsor the entire series.  And—like last year—they plan to bring several of their newest model cars to put on display for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Mark your calendars now for the four Fridays in July:  Friday, July 4th (we’ll kick off [literally!] the holiday weekend); Friday, July 11th ; Friday, July 18th; and Friday, July 25th.  The hours are 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand.  Bring a chair if desired.
Music and dance instructions will be provided by several of Long Island’s most popular DJs/Dancers.  All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. 

Mark James will take the lead on July 4th.  Hailed as “United States Champion” & “Dance Teacher of the Year,” and assisted by Karen Lupo, “United States Latin & Rhythm Finalist,” this couple are full time professionals who also have a large following on Long Island.  They will be gracing the stage (also known as the street) on July 4th and 18th.  They have been featured performers at many dance competitions and fundraisers, and on PBS.  From Salsa to Hustle, from elegant to upbeat, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in—Mark will wow you with his style and quickly inspire you to join in.

Louis del Prete is extremely popular and we are thrilled to welcome him back to our town on July 11th  and 25th.  Not only is Louis an excellent ballroom dancer and teacher, but he is also a talented musician and singer! At one time he taught dance on well known cruise lines, and now he teaches group and private lessons and runs many dance venues.  For Oyster Bay he will play all types of music from the 1940’s right up to today.  Included will be line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and any other style desired.

“Dancing in the Street” is one of the community building/downtown revitalization efforts organized by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association (OBMSA).  As Promotion Chair Diane Meltzer commented, “What is there not to like about a starlit night in a beautiful town, good music, and fun dance instructions?  Everyone loves it!”

General Manager Sam Salvin of BMW of Oyster Bay said, “We’re honored to sponsor this event.  Oyster Bay is a great town with great people, and it’s our pleasure to participate in something that brings so much joy to all ages.”

For more information, please visit or call 516-922-6982.

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