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Dance in the Victorian Era

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford ,IL 61102
Dance in the Victorian Era on February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm with Laura Baker. It was in the ballroom that Victorian society was on its best behavior, and etiquette at the Victorian ball was thoroughly mastered. Victorians drew upon dancing to flirt, court, and simply associate as upper class society. This hands-on lecture looks at the Victorians and their passion for dance. Key discussions will focus on etiquette in the ballroom and how Victorian "Contra" dancing is both similar and differs from the way people dance today. Then lecture participants will learn short Victorian dance choreographies, such as the most popular Virginia Reel, and have the opportunity to experience vintage dancing first-hand. Cost is $5 per individual, Members and active volunteers are free. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102. 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com

Ashley Downing
815-964-2424



Jack Farina Big Band Jump

Cliffbreakers Resort, Rockford, IL
Big Band Dance for all ages, ballroom, swing, jump, old favorites to current selections

Bruce L Warden wgeco3@gmail.com 815-399-1399