CrossFit NYC Field Trip: Midsummer Night Swing
Our use of the term “gymnastics” not only includes the traditional competitive sport that we’ve seen on TV but all activities like climbing, yoga, calisthenics, and dance where the aim is body control. It is within this realm of activities that we can develop extraordinary strength (especially upper body and trunk), flexibility, coordination, balance, agility, and accuracy.
–Coach Glassman, “What Is Fitness?”
As some members have expressed interest in a swing-dance outing for CFNYC, and since Coach himself recommends dance as part of becoming truly fit, I want to organize a field trip to Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, a month-long event of dance (mostly swing, but also salsa, samba, and a few other types of dance).
Take a look at the calendar (which runs Tuesday through Saturday nights, starting tonight) and let’s try to find a date that will work for most people.
Other important info: tickets are $15 per person, which includes a dance lesson. If you want to attend but not dance, it doesn’t cost a thing to sit outside the dance-floor area and enjoy the music and hang out with people. The whole thing is outdoors in Lincoln Center’s plaza. There are bathrooms and food and drink available.
And if you have any doubts as to whether swing requires all the above-mentioned elements of fitness, then just watch this: