RSVPs for Dance Is Life will open on Friday, November 3, at 11 am.
Dance Is Life is a social dance party created as a free service to provide the life-giving, life-sustaining vital force that dance and music gives to those who participate. It started as a collaborative vision between co-founders Abdiel and Natasha Diggs during the pandemic as an organic community-led gathering to foster community connection and creative expression, and gained momentum by word of mouth, social media, and passersby discovering it in Central Park. Inspired by the legacy of the Latin Hustle danced at the Bethesda Fountain for over 50 years, Dance Is Life incites interpersonal connection, expression, and play amongst multigenerational, diverse communities of street and club dancers while also revitalizing cultural-historical heritage sites and expanding to new locations around the city, nation, and globe. During the cold winter months, Works & Process opens the Guggenheim rotunda to Dance Is Life for a free Latin Hustle dance class taught by professional Latin Hustle Dance Champions Veronica Castilla and Ahtoy Juliana, followed by a social dance party with legendary veteran Hustle DJ Nelson “Paradise” Roman. All are invited to this interactive and educational event that empowers participants to come together and express themselves through social dance. RSVP for priority admission.
RSVPs for Dance Is Live is sold-out. Dance Is Life RSVPs are valid until 8:15pm. At 8:15pm Dance is Life RSVPs will no longer be valid and the standby line will open until the rotunda reaches capacity.
Individuals with Dance Is Life RSVPs are invited to enter the museum and join Member Monday exhibition viewing starting at 6pm.
Dance Is Life is supported by the Mellon Foundation.
Health and Safety Information
Mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required but are strongly recommended.
For questions, Friends of Works & Process should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guggenheim members, please email email@example.com. For general ticketing questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP online only.
Abdiel and Natasha Diggs. Photo: Lia Clay Miller for The New York Times