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
- La Bonne Aventure (La Trompeuse)
- La Mont-Ferine
- Les Grâces
- Contredanse Le Bagdad
- La Tempête
- La Valse (waltz)
- L'Ecossaise (Scottish): Le Moniemusk
- Une Anglaise (an English country dance)
- Le Contrebanquine (Scottish): reel for nine
- La Boulangère
- Le Rond de Rocha
- Le Carillon de Dunkerque
- Le Grand-Père
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
at Vinnie's Jump &
Jive, 424 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut
$9/workshop; no reservations needed
Advance Workshops in New York City
at Flamenco Vivo, 4 West 43rd, Studio A - 8th floor, New York City
$16/workshop; no reservations needed
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