Learn To Dance Vintage Dances Or Improve What You Already Know!

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Dance Style: Vintage Dances
Dance Family: Swing
Number Of Vintage Dances Lessons: 7 Lesson Packs, 45 Lessons
Number Of Vintage Dances Instructors: 10
Vintage Dances Instructors: Evita ArceNathan BughLaura GlaessJo HoffbergVarious InstructorsChris LeeJoel PlysMike RobertsAlison ScolaKevin St. Laurent

History: Up to the last few decades, little was known or practiced of "Vintage American Dances" such as Peabody and the Cakewalk. These gems of the late 19th early 20th century are rich with tradition and steeped in fast paced hot jazz music.

Considered the "favorite dance" of the Savoy Ballroom dancers in New York, Peabody is a partnered traveling social dance best executed in ballrooms with lots of space. The Foxtrot-like patterns and energetic music combines a feeling of waltzing across the floor, jogging, and digging into the roots of swing dancing.

Cakewalk is a form of dancing popularized from 1890 to 1910 by African Americans as a parody of formal European ballroom dances. Top hats, elaborate dresses, and other props added to the fanfare during its heyday. Elements of African dancing combine with the European ritual to define this richly historical dance.

Texas Tommy is a very early swing dance form with a strong relationship to the eventual development of Lindy Hop. Its dancers used its open framework to incorporate so called "animal dances" such as the Grizzly Bear, Turkey Trot, and Bunny Hop. Significantly, this dance was perhaps the first to incorporate a "breakaway" into open position, which lead to the development of the Swingout, that core step of Lindy Hop. On its own, Texas Tommy is a raw and unabashedly upbeat dance that works at a wide variety of tempos.

Why you should dance Vintage American Dances: These light-hearted, historical dances are a huge part of the beginnings of many American swing dances. Dancing Peabody and Cakewalk will impress your friends with your knowledge of early American folk dances.

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