Instead of our October 2020 waltz weekend, we
are excited to announce a
Virtual Gathering with Richard Powers.
Registration will open on October 1.
We hope to announce a second spring dance
weekend! Spring in my Steps
dance weekend with the internationally renowned Joan
LVD and Friends at Friends:
Thursday night Social Dancing on hold until further
notice, but we look forward
to when we can dance again on Thursday nights at the Lexington
Friends Meeting House for an evening of waltzing,
some polka, two step, ragtime tango, did we mention
waltzing? Social waltzing 6:30-7:00 pm, followed by
guided instruction from 7:00-9:00 pm on various other
dances with more waltzing sprinkled in. When we begin
again, 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. We look
forward to seeing you on the dance floor when we can
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.
|| 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.
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You" for additional performance programs available
from Lexington Vintage Dance.
Join our Troupe!
Lexington Vintage Dance is 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
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.