Dancing the night away in Great Neck Plaza

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Nationally acclaimed ballroom dancers Artur and Alina Shvetsova will be visiting Great Neck Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Zimmerman/Edelson)
Nationally acclaimed ballroom dancers Artur and Alina Shvetsova will be visiting Great Neck Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Zimmerman/Edelson)

Great Neck Plaza is inviting both residents and people from nearby communities to dance in the street and stroll around town on Wednesday, July 25, for its annual Ballroom Dancing Promenade Night.

The event, slated to take place on Middle Neck Road between Grace Avenue and Maple Drive starting at 6:30 p.m., will feature both a performance and instruction from Artur and Alina Shvetsova, who have won accolades in tournaments both in the United States and internationally.

The sibling duo has trained in many competitions in Ukraine and the United States.

Artur was named the Latin Champion of the Ukrainian National Competitions and Championships and a finalist in many U.S. competitions, while Alina has been a finalist in numerous Ukrainian competitions and won first place in the Rising Star Latin Championships of Portugal Open Competition.

The Shvetsovas’ performances will feature a mix of bachata, salsa, rumba and tango between 7 and 9 p.m., with instruction also taking place at 7:50 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Saaho Village, Burger Village, Chez Kama and other restaurants will also be participating in the event with fixed price meals and a full menu. Additionally, Haagen Dazs will be offering dessert.

Ron Edelson, the executive director of the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District, said this night of dance is back because of popular demand.

“After last year’s incredible reaction from the Great Neck community to our ballroom dancing promenade night, we had to bring this fun-filled night of dancing back to the community,” Edelson said.

This year’s ballroom dancing promenade is the second of four promenades planned for this summer, with a movie night featuring “Beauty and the Beast” on Bond Street having kicked off the series on July 11.

The next promenade will be a “Get Your Singer on!”, a karaoke night taking place on Bond Street on Wednesday, Aug. 1, with a rain date of Aug. 2. A movie night on Middle Neck Road will round out the promenade series on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Each promenade night begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.

“The promenade series has proven to be a way for friends and family to meet up for a night of fun for all ages on a beautiful summer night,” Edelson said. “This is a perfect opportunity to jump-start the summer events we have planned for the community.”

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  1. DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE BALLROOM DANCING PROMENADE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15. THE LOCATION REMAINS ON MIDDLE NECK ROAD BETWEEN GRACE AVE AND MAPLE DRIVE. DINING CAFE STYLE STARTS AT 6:30PM. DANCE PERFORMANCE AND INSTRUCTION BEGINS AT 7:OOpm

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