Dances for the Ball & Workshops

Our program for the evening will consist of Parisian dances from the Revolutionary era to the early 1820s, with a few appropriate imports from England and Scotland. We strongly encourage all attendees to try to attend either the afternoon workshop or one of the advance workshops in New York City or Middletown, Connecticut. While most of the dances for the evening will be walked through during the ball, many of them are new and unfamiliar. Advance practice will help the ball run more smoothly!

Please note: Le Contrebanqine and Le Bagdad will not be taught during the evening! Attend the afternoon workshop to learn these dances!

Please see below for the details on each of the workshops.

The program will be selected from the following dances

Afternoon Pre-Ball Workshop, 2:00-5:00pm
This workshop is included in the price of the ball. The location is Trinity Lutheran Church, the same as the ball location.

From 2:00-4:00pm, we will cover basic steps and figures for most of the square and longways dances for the ball.

From 4:00-5:00pm, there will be a special practice for the nine-person reel known as Le Contrebanquine (the Country Bumpkin) and the elaborate contredanse (square) Le Bagdad. These two dances will NOT be taught at the ball; if you want to dance them and do not already know them, you need to attend this practice!

Advance Workshops in Middletown, Connecticut
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30pm
at Vinnie's Jump & Jive, 424 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut
$9/workshop; no reservations needed
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 21

    Advance Workshops in New York City
    Sundays, 3:00-5:00pm
    at Flamenco Vivo, 4 West 43rd, Studio A - 8th floor, New York City
    $16/workshop; no reservations needed
  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 18

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