News: Very regretfully, the LVD board has
decided to cancel our upcoming waltz weekend due to
the current COVID situation. We hope to bring Richard
Powers for a waltz weekend in October 2023.
Our next planned in-person weekend is March 10-12,
2023 with Joan Walton. Please mark your calendars.
LVD and Friends at Friends is currently
welcoming those who are fully vaccinated for dancing
in-person on Thursday evenings. We are dancing at the
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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You" for additional performance programs
available from Lexington Vintage Dance.
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