Lexington Vintage Dance invites you to explore the
ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early
Watch the episode of "Kentucky
Life" featuring LVD on the KET website.
See the article and video about us in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
NOW BOOKING PERFORMANCES FOR
|| In recognition of artistic excellence,
Lexington Vintage Dance has been selected to
participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a
program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state
arts agency, which is supported by state tax
dollars and federal funding from the National
Endowment for the Arts.
* Jane Austen Bicentennial
* Romantic Era Dances to Music by Ky Composers
* The Gay Nineties
* Downton Abbey Era
* Regency (1800-1830)
* Romantic (1840-1875)
* Late Victorian and Turn-of-the-Century (1875-1910)
* Ragtime and Jazz Age (1910-1930)
Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817
The balls in Austen's novel reflect a genteel and
peaceful England of country estates and a leisure class.
But change was in the air. In the 1810s, country dances
and reels were giving way to new dances, including the
quadrille from France, the mazurka from Russia, and the
scandalous waltz. Political and diplomatic forces were
poised to change the ballroom forever.
Dances to Music by Kentucky Composers 1835 -
In the mid-1800s, Lexington was the Athens of the West
and a lively center of culture. Kentucky composers wrote
lively music for the latest dances: the waltz, polka,
schottische and mazurka. Let us show you how these
dances might have looked, hoop skirts and all!
The Gay Nineties
In the days before income taxes, weathly families
built extravagant mansions and lived high, while
mainstream Americans were singing "Daisy Bell (Bicycle
Built for Two)" and "Sweet Rosie O'Grady". This
30-minute program illustrates dances of the 1890s from
around the world.
Downton Abbey Era---From the Titanic to the
From the class-bound elegance of the Edwardian Era
through World War I to the exuberant chaos of the 1920s,
the political and social life of England was changing
fast. See how those changes were reflected in the social
dances of the time.
For information and bookings, call (859) 420-6780 or
Please go to "Let Us Dance For
You" for additional performance programs available
from Lexington Vintage Dance.
Join our Troupe!
Lexington Vintage Dance is seeking men or couples
interested in dancing with our performance troupe. Some
dance background is desirable, though it need not be in
vintage dance. Call (859) 420-6780 for more information.
Read about troupe membership...
Within our site you can:
Observe our dances through our performances
or contact us to have us
perform at your next event. We've performed for
audiences at reenactments, museums, concerts, historic
homes, festivals, theaters, schools, private parties,
retirement communities, wedding receptions, and
Learn more about how do do these dance styles yourself
through one of our many classes.
We offer classes in such areas as
Vintage Dance, Argentine
Tango and Scottish
Join us at any of the dance activities that are open
to the public. We host informal social dances from time
to time, and there are many Balls
and Workshops in our area.
Lexington Vintage Dance, with headquarters in
Lexington, KY, is dedicated to researching, teaching,
performing, and promoting the ballroom and social dance
forms of the 19th and early 20th centuries.