Do you remember your junior-senior prom? How would you like to go back and re-do the affair... except, in the year 1955? This prom season, Dances of Vice presents the prom you should have had (and always deserved), featuring an enchanting, 1950s nautical-themed ball with a healthy wink to Back To The Future.
On May 31st, Dances of Vice hep cats, rebels and sweethearts will converge to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave) to jive and swing to the live rhythms of Matthew Piazzi & the Debonairs, along with a fantastic spectacle of dance and cirque performances from your talented fellow classmates at Dances of Vice High.
9PM Swing with a Twist Dance Lesson, 10:30PM Live Music by Matthew Piazzi & the Debonairs
Live Performances TBA. DJs Adam Lee and Sei (Rebel Night) spin jazz, swing, doowop, rockabilly and jive from the 1940s-50s.
9PM @ SRB Brooklyn, 177 2nd Ave
General Admission: $40 - Early Bird $25
See the photos from our last prom here on Metromix.
If you are interested in joining the school prom committee to help with decorating, please email email@example.com.
Get ready to swing into spring for the third edition of The Dances of Vice Secret Garden Spring Ball, taking place on April 27th at the historic Morningside Castle. Celebrate the arrival of apple blossom time to the boogie-woogie harmony swinging sounds of the 1930s and 40s by The Tickled Pinks, and live performances by the sensual sophisticates of Company XIV.
Tickets are also available now for the Dances of Vice Enchantment Under the Sea Dance 1955 here.
Nuit Blanche celebrated its 1-year anniversary at Beaumarchais this month with a dazzling cast accompanied by the jazz stylings of Dandy Wellington & His Band. Here are some photos from the scene, along with the latest batch of show photos. Catch us every Wednesday at Beaumarchais, 409 W 13th Street between 9-11pm. RSVP: 212.675.2400.
The next Enchantment Under the Sea Dance is coming! Here are some photos from our last dance in 2011 at Morningside Castle, taken by Raymond Haddad.
Although the location for the prom this year will be at SRB Brooklyn, we are also planning our fantasy Spring Ball to take place at Morningside Castle on April 27th. Save the date!
Tickets for the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance are now available at http://enchantmentprom2013.eventbee.com
Every Wednesday night, join us for our weekly dinner burlesque revue, NUIT BLANCHE, featuring a glamorous menagerie of showgirls in a new and different show from 9-11PM.
"... don’t be surprised if a foxy lady or two saunters over to your table, tassels shaking, and steals a kiss and sip of your Champaign." -Linnea Covington, BlackBlook Mag.
Beaumarchais, 409 W 13th St, RSVP at 212.675.2400.
The year 2013 was welcomed with a flurry of wild dancing, showgirl high kicks, hot jazz and swing, clothes flying off of bodies, and copius amounts of glitter at the Dances of Vice New Year's Eve Celebration 2013 at SRB Brooklyn. It was incredible to look around at the party and realize we are surrounded by the most talented and amazing of friends. It was wonderful to ring in the new year with you! Here are some of our favorite images from the party thus far - enjoy!
3 Amazing Bands. Over 15 Sensational Dancers & Cirque Arists. 7 Glamorous Hosts. 3 Wild DJs. One unforgettable New Year's Eve. And you.
Purchase tickets at http://dancesofvicenye2013.eventbee.com
Dances of Vice NYE 2013 VIP Bottle Packages
Waste no time waiting for drinks at the bar and reserve bottle packages for your party in advance. Bottle Packages include 4 VIP Tickets ($300 Value), and reserved table seating. An extraordinary value. An unforgettable New Year's Eve. To RSVP, call SRB Brooklyn at (718) 499-1700.
The Talkies - $750
Hosted by Gin Minsky & Michael Haar
Kabarett XIII - $750
Hosted by Brian Viglione
Dandy Society - $650
Hosted by Dandy Wellington
Rebel Night - $750
Bottle Gentleman Jack
Hosted by Rebel Night
Bottle parties will be seated in the corresponding host section. To RSVP, call SRB Brooklyn at (718) 499-1700.
Dances of Vice NYE 2013 Host Cocktail Menu
Classic Manhattan (The Talkies) - $12
Bohemian (Kabarett XIII & The Danger Dames) - $12
Whiskey, Ginger Beer, St. Germain, Lemon Juice
Pimms Cup (The Dandy Society) - $12
Champagne Cocktail (The Doll Eyes) - $14
Cognac, Champagne, Sugar Cube, Bitters
Apple Jack (Rebel Night)- $14
Apple Brandy or Calvados, Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup
RSVP for unlimited champagne and cocktails from our cocktail menu between 9PM-2AM for an additional $100. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to upgrade your admission, or order your VIP ticket at
3 Amazing Bands. 15 Sensational Dancers & Cirque Arists. 6 Glamorous Hosts. 3 Wild DJs. One unforgettable New Year's Eve. And you.
Celebrate the coming year with requisite abandon at Dances of Vice on December 31, 2012 in a glitzy New Year's gala that whisks you from the Jazz Age through the Rebel Age with a spectacular cast of musicians, dancers and hosts to represent a variety of your favorite eras of periods past.
Dances of Vice: New Year's Eve 2013
at SRB Brooklyn - 9PM to 4AM
Master of Ceremonies: Albert Cadabra
* The Jazz Age 9-11PM *
Brian Lawton & Samantha Siegel
Gelber & Manning Sextet
Hosted by Michael Haar & Gin Minsky
Hosted by Brian Viglione
* The Swing Era 11PM-1AM *
Akemi Kinukawa & Felix Pitre
Ground Grippers Dance Company
Gelber & Manning w/ The Tickled Pinks
The Danger Dames
Hosted by Veronica Varlow
The Dandy Society
Hosted by Dandy Wellington
DJ Cara Miss Bliss
* The Rebel Age 1-4AM *
Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies
The Doll Eyes
Hosted by Elena Kanagy-Loux
Rebel Night Club
Hosted by Rebel Night
DJ Sei DJ Hiromu
SRB Brooklyn / 177 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221
Dances of Vice: Scenes of Dynasty, at the Montauk Club - November 22, 2008! Enjoy this photo review from this epic glam-meets-Rococo themed event four years ago, starring Prince Poppycock, Isengart, Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators, Mr Uncertain, Lucas Lanthier and the Royal Baritarian Players. You can also watch the video here.
Our thoughts are with those who have suffered Sandy's wrath. And to those refusing to let the storm get in the way of Halloween festivities, please be safe - add some magic and good energy to the city - own it - and have an amazing day!
Here are some of our favorite photos from last Saturday's PhantasmaGOREY 2012 Halloween Ball.
PHANTASMAGOREY 2012: The Grand Victorian Halloween Ball
October 27, 2012 - Halloween Saturday, 8pm-12AM
At RIVERSIDE CHURCH - 91 Claremont Ave, NYC
Dress to kill for New York's most anticipated Halloween event of the season - the fourth annual PhantasmaGOREY Victorian Halloween Ball, produced by Shien Lee's Dances of Vice.
Dance the night away beneath the majestic Neo-Gothic arches of Riverside Church in an elegantly deranged celebration of all things whimsical, dark, and Edward Gorey. As featured in Time Out New York's Fall Preview issue, this legendary Halloween stomp features the hot jazz syncopations of Brian Carpenter's GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA, digital art by VJ HOLLY DAGGERS, and an ominous all-star cast, including:
Dances of Vice was featured on the cover of Time Out New York last month as one of the best things to do this season! Check out the fantastic writeup in the article above.
For two nights only - July 31st and August 7th - Dances of Vice and MeanRed Productions invite you to set sail on a luxury cruise aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner around the Hudson and New York Harbor, offering spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.
The cruise will feature a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show featuring Cassandra Rosebeetle and Gal Friday in July, and Medianoche and Peekaboo Pointe in August, with the Great Deceiver Albert Cadabra as your Master of Ceremonies.
DJ Devon E. Levins (Morricone Youth/East Village Radio) will be providing the booze-fueled 50's and 60's rock, swing and surf rhythms for your dancing pleasure.
Sailing from the Clipper City docks at Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Board at 9PM // Sail from 9:30PM sharp until 11PM // $25
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/142717 (July 31st)
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/142727 (August 7th)
DANCES OF VICE, THE SALON, THE CHAMPAGNE RIOT, and WIT'S END join forces to present another unforgettable vintage Fourth of July extravaganza! Join us on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel for live music, burlesque, dancing, fireworks, and delicious cocktails under the stars!
Featuring Live music by
GELBER & MANNING AND THE STAR SPANGLED ORCHESTRA
EDDIE CLENDENING & HIS BLUE RIBBON BOYS
from the hit Broadway Show MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
MONA'S HOT FOUR
Scintillating Burlesque by
MC DANDY WELLINGTON
DJ SEI (Rebel Night)
Jump and swing to patriotic melodies from the 1930-40's by GELBER & MANNING AND THE STAR SPANGLED ORCHESTRA; red hot rockabilly by EDDIE CLENDENING & HIS BLUE RIBBON BOYS from the hit Broadway show "Million Dollar Quartet;" and Dixieland jazz by MONA'S HOT FOUR, featuring TAMAR KORN on vocals.
Our all-star program also features tap sensation GIN MINSKY, world class contortionist MISS EKATERINA, mesmerizing burlesque by JEZEBEL EXPRESS, GAL FRIDAY, and MEDIANOCHE; magic by The Great Deceiver ALBERT CADABRA; and our dapper MC DANDY WELLINGTON.
DJ'S SEI (Rebel Night)) and MOMOTARO keep you dancing all night, and delicious cocktails by guest bartender FREDO CERASO from Loungerati all on one of New York's most beautiful rooftop venues makes for a Fourth of July to remember!
July 4, 2012
EMPIRE HOTEL ROOFTOP
44 West 63rd St, NYC
Doors at 5pm
21+ (ID required)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: http://libertybellespectacular.eventbee.com
$25 Early Bird (use code EARLYBIRD at checkout!)
$30 in advance (w/reserved admission time)
$35 at door (cash only)
RSVP ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/events/456344951045380/
Shien Lee & Dekalb Market Present
We had an incredible sold out night at Japan Society last weekend for Deco Japan & The Heart of the Modern Girl. Thank you to all the individuals that helped make it such a success, and thank you to all the revellers that came and showed their appreciation for Japanese culture and art deco!
Dances of Vice and the Japan Society present an evening with the modern girl, or Moga, and her kaleidoscopic world of dancing, drinking, and late night revelry. Learn a new step on the dancefloor, sip an intoxicating tonic and take in the sultry sounds of live pre-War jazz by the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet featuring vocalist Mari Koga.
Also, watch as fashionable flirtation comes to life as real Mogas wearing deco era style fashion designed by Mutsumi Gee of Allure Original Styles shimmy through the halls of Japan Society’s exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Cutlure 1920-1945. Period attire is strongly encouraged!
Dances of Vice: Deco Japan and The Heart of the Modern Girl
Saturday, May 5, 7pm-12am
7:15-8 pm Exhibition Tour by Gallery Director Joe Earle
8 pm Opening Remarks by Art Deco Society of New York President Kathryn Hausman
8:15-9 pm Charleston Dance Lesson & Open Sake Bar
9-11:30 pm Live Jazz, Performances, and Fashion Show
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show
Gallery admission and one hour open sake bar included with ticket.
As Oscar Wilde once put it: "When good Americans die, they go to Paris". This Valentine's Day, you won't have to travel far to experience the charm of Paris, as Dances of Vice proudly presents LA VIE PARISIENNE: Saint Valentine's Day Ball 2012 at one of New York City's most romantic wedding venues, Riverside Church.
LA VIE PARISIENNE features Benjamin Ickies' 20-piece This Ambitious Orchestra, which will be performing music to set your heart aflame - from classic French chanson to raunchy can can and other love ballads. Joining the orchestra in the spotlight will be the alluring showgirls of Lady Circus, Manhattan's midnight temptress Medianoche, and special guests. In addition, renowned video artist Holly Daggers of Wet Circuit will set the visual backdrop for an evening in the City of Love.
ADMISSION: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show / $35 Reserved Table Seating (Tables seat 4-6. Reservations for parties of 4 or less may share a table with other reserved guests. Prime seats are assigned to early reservations. 50 seats available.) Doors at 8pm, Showtime 9pm. Early reservations recommended. EARLY BIRD TIX - $20 SAVINGS - Available January Only - Reserve Now at http://lavieparisienne.eventbee.com
Modeled after a 13th Century Gothic cathedral in Chartes, France, Riverside Church serves as the perfect location for this enchanting affair. A guided tour by Pasha Events will be available to couples interested in exploring the church as a prospective location to celebrate their special day or anniversary. To RSVP for the tour and/or schedule a personal site visit, please contact Leigh Hall-Wilhelm at email@example.com.
Dances of Vice calls all dangerous women, fugitive lovers, dashing desperadoes, lonely detectives and ne’er-do-wells are to the sequel to last year’s crime noir soiree “The Diamond Ace”, a 1960s themed salute to classic film noir at Public Assembly executed in grand pulp style.
Sponsored in part by New York crime fiction publisher Hard Case Crime, “The Diamond Ace II” promises a night of mystery, passion, suspense and seduction with live crime jazz and film noir music by Morricone Youth.
New York femme fatales Bettina May, Ruby Valentine and Tansy Tandora weave tales of violence and temptation before your eyes, and DJs Michael Leviton and Devon E. Levins provide a killer soundtrack for your dancing pleasure until the early hours.
Hard Case Crime prizes will be awarded to the most thematic dressed attendees.
From Metromix, 11/21/10:
Dances of Vice took a trip back to the fifties last night with a '50s rockabilly-themed Jungle Rock bash uptown. The costume crazed dance enthusiasts stormed Room Fifty5 at the Dream Hotel in their leopard print finest. The less proficient got a swing lesson from Va Va Voon early in the evening, and we even caught the bouncers getting in on the action.
As the voodoo jungle heated up, the boys from Industrial Susquehanna Tool & Die Co fed the frenzy with their smokin' hot rockabilly licks. Between sets of non-stop dancing, burlesque babes Misty Lux and The Flying Fox kept the crowd happy with palm fronds and skin.
See the full set by Gabi Porter for Metromix here.