Watch Ramsey Lewis Give a Piano Lesson to a River North Dancer/Choreographer

When jazz legend Ramsey Lewis lamented that he never learned to dance—because when everyone else was shaking a tail-feather, he was the one playing the piano—Ravinia came to the rescue, setting Ramsey up with his first dance lesson with dancer/choreographer Melanie Manale-Hortin, of River North Dance Chicago, which performs at Ravinia on Aug. 21. Of course, we got it on tape. As they say, turnabout is fair play, so Melanie met Ramsey backstage for her first piano lesson. Watch how quickly he turns her into one of the “'In' Crowd.”