News: Due to the on-going COVID-19 public
health crisis, we will not be holding the October 2021
Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers in-person this year.
However, we are excited to offer a Virtual Gathering
with Richard on October 16, 2021. Registration
LVD and Friends at Friends is currently dancing
on Zoom on Thursday evenings. Please contact us if you
would like to join us.
We hope to return to live dancing for fully vaccinated
dancers only in the near future. When in-person
dancing resumes, we will be dancing at the Lexington Friends Meeting House
where we enjoy an evening of waltzing, some polka, two
step, ragtime tango,and more. Social waltzing
6:30-7:00 pm, followed by social dancing interspersed
with guided instruction from 7:00-9:00 pm on various
other dances with more waltzing sprinkled in. You can
come single or partnered in casual dress and shoes
that turn well on Lexington Friend's excellent floor.
Free convenient parking, pay as you can admission, and
the nicest folks to be found. Please note that we
follow all local and CDC guidelines regarding the
COVID-19 public health crisis, so when in-person
dancing resumes, please plan to wear a mask.
Lexington Vintage Dance invites you to explore
the ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and
early 20th centuries.
Watch the episode of "Kentucky
Life" featuring LVD on the KET website.
See the article and video about us in the
|| 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
* 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)
* Dancing through the ages
* Folk and traditional dances
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
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.
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Join our Troupe!
Lexington Vintage Dance will soon be seeking
friends interested in dancing with our performance
troupe. Some dance background is desirable, though it
need not be in vintage dance. Call
(859) 813-0956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
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
When we resume them, pleases 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 is dedicated to
researching, teaching, performing, and promoting the
ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early