Historical Dancers

As long as we’re have been on this earth we have been dancing.

Sadly very little very little evidence survives about these early dance though we can get a glimpse of medieval dance from paintings and works of literature from this time period.

The earliest surviving dance manuals describing dance come from the Renaissance period, but the era we no most about starts with the French court during the 17th century, this style known as baroque dance”

  • Gavotte
  • Minuet

The dancers of the 18th century are split in to those of the regency era and those of the Victorian and include double and triple rhythm

Regency Period

  • Scotch reels
  • Quadrillions
  • English country dancing
  • The Polka
  • Schottische
  • Two Step
  • Old time Waltz

And in the 20th century we get the rise of popular ballroom dancing with dances coming from all over the world not just within Europe

From about the late 1800 to 1910 were get the start of the modern waltz and buy the end it the rag time era

  • Modern Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Tango
  • Maxixe
  • Foxtrot
  • Charleston

1930 and it’s Swing dance and the rise of popular American dancers through the 40’s and in to thee 50’s

  • Lindy Hop
  • Jitterbug
  • Quickstep
  • Slow Foxtrot
  • Swing
  • Rumba
  • Samba
  • Cha cha
  • Paso doble

And the list keep going since the swing era we had both a growth and a drop in couple dancing with the standardisation of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, then in the 1980’s we got a growth in new Latin style of dance

  • Salsa
  • Lambada
  • Bachata
  • Merengue

Are you a Hotel, Village hall, Stately home, that would like to run a historical or Vintage dance, have you got a celebration coming up and want to have something different then give Janet and John a call

Prices start at £100 for a two hour basic dance class for your guests at your premises.

Choose from a period in time

  • Medieval
  • Renacence
  • Victorian
  • Roaring Twenties

Or chose a style of dance

  • Rag time
  • Swing
  • Classical Sequence
  • Ballroom
  • Tango
  • Latin
  • Rock n roll

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