The Savoy Clarified

Savoy Floor Plan

Floor Map of the SavoyCourtesy of the NYC Public Library Digital Collections

Bobby White, international swing dance instructor and writer digs deep to uncover the history of one of America’s most beloved ballroom dance halls, The Savoy.

“Fellow dance history buff Mike Thibault recently unearthed a digital scan of the floor plan of the Savoy Ballroom from the New York Public Library Digital Collection, as well as a post card showing the interior. The result was a renewed discussion (and research call-to-arms) regarding our favorite ballroom, which until now might have existed very differently in many dancer’s heads.

So, let’s take a look around the place, shall we?”

Dancetime Publications covered the impact of The Savoy on dance in America in our video Dancing the Big Apple 1937. The walkthrough provided by Bobby White’s article feels very familiar in the context of our own research, even to the point of recognizing scenes in our documentary in the floor plans he’s uncovered.

Read the full article here

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About Yauri Dalencour

Yauri is a professional dancer, dance archivist and educator. She has run an arts education consultancy she founded almost ten years ago and is now head of product and brand ambassador at Dancetime Publications. Yauri’s forte as a dance journalist is writing short insightful and reflective posts as well as featured articles featuring guests and experts.

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