Welcome to Savoy Night at Crystal Ballroom with Dan Gabel and The Abletones

By Savoy Night (other events)

Tuesday, November 16 2021 6:00 PM 10:30 PM EDT

Welcome to Savoy Night at Crystal Ballroom!

On opening night, we proudly present Dan Gabel and The Abletones, an 18-piece big band hailed by the Boston Globe as “the real deal” and by the Syncopated Times as “the champion of Big Bands and vintage jazz”.

Warning: Your toes will start tapping and you may feel an urge to dance on the shiny new wooden floor in the beautiful ballroom!

Want to learn how to swing dance? We got you. We start the evening with an introductory lindy hop dance lesson, available to those who sign up, from 6 to 7pm.

We will get you up and dancing with an introduction to basic lindy hop six-count and eight-count footwork patterns, partner connection, and moving between open and closed position. The aim of this lesson is to give you the tools you need to express yourself to the music and have fun in a dance partnership. No partner required to join the lesson. Dancers will be required to wear a mask while dancing.

Dan Gabel and The Abletones take the stage at 7:30 and the live music will continue until 10pm.

Presented by The American Big Band Preservation Society, Inc.


Safe Space Policy 

Savoy Night is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, dance skill level, or dance role. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers or the course instructors.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, dance skill level, or dance role
  • Sustained disruption of events or unwelcome sexual attention
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event/course instructors and organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, not limited to but including:

  • Logging the incident in a written report
  • Issuing a verbal and/or written warning to the offender
  • A temporary or permanent expulsion from the Savoy Night classes and events
  • Sharing we have issued an expulsion to other dance organizations in town

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an event organizer or a course instructor immediately, or email [email protected] if you'd prefer. Organizers and instructors will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe during our classes.

COVID-19 Warning

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending an event at the Crystal Ballroom will not be exposed to COVID-19.

Health & Safety Rules

IMPORTANT:  The rules for entry are subject to local mandates and therefore may vary from venue to venue. Individual events may have additional restrictions or requirements as determined by artists or promoter.  

For all events, all attendees will be required to show evidence of their full vaccination against COVID-19 prior entering the venue.

"Full vaccination" means 14 days or more following the final dose of a US FDA approved or WHO recognized vaccine against COVID-19 (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, and Sinovac). Acceptable vaccination documentation may be either a physical copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a digital photo / copy of such card.

All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times except while eating or drinking.  This will be strictly enforced. 

Please arrive at the venue early, as entry lines may be longer than usual.

Attendee Promise & Health Acknowledgment

All attendees agree to follow venue policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the venue. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the event. By entering the venue, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at