The Cotton Club featured the most renowned black entertainers of the Harlem Renaissance and many launched their careers in the popular cabaret. But no matter how famous or talented, the Cotton Club was a "whites-only" venue. Black performers did not mix with the club's clientele; friends, family, and significant others of even the most legendary black entertainers were not permitted to attend their shows.

 

Echo’s of Harlem not only recreates the experience of a night at the Cotton Club, but recaptures what the era's exclusionary restrictive culture took from black performers  - dignity, artistic freedom, pride in one's community, and love of self.

Guiding you through the Harlem Renaissance, Ballet Afrique has mastered an authentic experience of music, dance, and life in the Cotton Club for one night.

 

Why simply watch a show when you can be apart of the show? Imagine. Who would you have been in the 1920's?

Curious yet?

Before you begin your Cotton Club adventure, let's review a few of the essentials...

 

Put on the ritz!

You’re attending the swanky Cotton Club and you should dress from the era. Formal men’s and lady’s attire inspired from the time period is a must. No - we don't want you to put on a costume, rather this is your opportunity to make an impression with a roaring twenties flare! Ballet Afrique has thoughtfully selected the details to give you the most authentic Cotton Club experience.

 

Gizmos and gadgets?

Cell phone, what? iPad, who? Those gadgets were not around in the twenties! Sorry, these will not be allowed for use in the venue. However you’re in luck! A full telegram service will be available should you need to send a message to a friend, loved one, or even receive a message yourself.

Now that we've set the platform for your Cotton Club adventure, start your experience!

Join Ballet Afrique at the Sterling Event Center on February 18th from 8pm  - 10pm.  Preview our event package options below.

Tickets are available for purchase HERE


The Duke

You're the club's big cheese! You like being in the action and aren't afraid to shine. Even our performers recognize you've got the goods! This is an exclusive table package.

Here's what's included:

- Elite table seating
- Multi-course meal
- Complimentary bottle of champagne
- Formal dinner with drink service
- Live interaction with performers during the show
- Backstage invitation to mingle with performers


The Lena Horn

Self-assured in style, you're ready to mingle. 

Here's what's included:

- 2 guest table seating
- Multi-course meal
- Complimentary bottle of champagne
- Formal dinner with drink service
- Backstage invitation to mingle with performers


The Cab Calloway

You're a city socialite. Your friends are here and you're not afraid to meet some new ones! When your gang has a good time, you have a good time.

Here's what's included:

- Table seating for up to 8 guest
- Multi-course meal
- Complimentary bottle of champagne
- Formal dinner with drink service
- Backstage invitation to mingle with performers


The Dorothy Dandridge

Elegance and class are effortless for you. Enjoy an evening of both with this package.

Here's what's included:

- 4 guest table seating
- Multi-course meal
- Complimentary bottle of champagne
- Formal dinner and drink service
- Backstage invitation to mingle with performers


The Lady Day

Sometimes you're strait-laced and at other times you're up for a little mischief. What can you say? You like having options.

Here's what's included:

- Table seating for up to 4 guest
- Multi-course meal
- Formal dinner service
- Bartender service


The Josephine

There's only one kind of life to live - the nightlife! Music and dancing make a great time for you!

Here's what's included:

- Table seating for up to 8 guest
- Multi-course meal
- Formal dinner service
- Bartender service


The Langston

You're hip to the jive, and there's no telling where the night will take you.

Here's what's included:

- Table seating for up to 4 guest
- Multi-course meal
- Formal dinner service
- Bartender service