Calendar Of Events

This is a gathering of events happenings that are related to vintage dancing or hosted by a vintage dance group. If you are hosting an event and would like to be added to this calendar just email me at: metropolitanvintagedance@yahoo.com

"Listings courtesy of Moments in Time."

 From our Good friend Bob Chapman ,of "Moments in Time"..


Saturday, February 26, 2005
Returning Heroes Ball

Boston, Massachusetts area
Sponsored by The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers

Formal 1860's ball with live music by Spare Parts. Details TBA. For more information, please see The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers website.
 

March 4-6, 2005 in Denver, Colorado
Join Joan Walton for a fun-filled Ragtime Dance Weekend at the Turnverein Ballroom, 1570 Clarkson Street (at the corner of East 16th Avenue). Dances will include the one-step, foxtrot, tango, and hesitation waltz. In addition, Joan will offer a Ragtime dance history supported by film clips. $110 per person ($100 for Turnverein members) if registered by Feb. 18; after that date the price rises to $130. Tracks for beginner and intermediate dancers. For more information, call Marilyn Chartrand at 415-637-4634, email her at ragtime@mchartrand.com, or visit http://www.mchartrand.com/ragtime2005.htm.

 

Sunday, March 13, 2005
Second Sunday Tea Dance

First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, Massachusetts (Boston area)
2:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by Eclectic Enterprises and The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers

Informal afternoon dance with recorded music and scrumptious refreshments! Instructor & era TBA. Beginners welcome! Family friendly. Casual attire requested: no shorts or T-shirts and ladies should wear dresses or skirts that come below the knee rather than trousers. Appropriate vintage-styled daywear is of course welcomed, but by no means required. For more information contact Michael Bergman, (617) 964-7684, or email him.

 

 

March 20, 2005 in in Medford, Massachusetts
If you enjoy dancing in three-quarter time, plan to join Boston-area dancers for an afternoon of waltzes and other dances (Schottische, One-Step, Tango, Polka, etc.). Beginner's workshop at 2:30 p.m. Live music by "Notorious" (Larry Unger and Eden MacAdam-Somer ) from 3:00 to 5:30. The waltzes will vary from fast Viennese to slow and dreamy. Sponsored by Mostly Waltz for Boston, the dance will take place at Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive. For directions to Springstep, visit http://www.springstep.org/contactus/. $10:00 per person. For additional information or reservations, call Helen Silver at 781-395-1066 or email Boston-Waltz@rcn.com.

 

Civil War Ball ---- Saturday April 2, 2005

Scranton, Pennsylvania  Saturday April 2, 2005
Grand Civil War Ball, Parade and Monument Rededication - Join the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club in cooperation with both the Lackawanna Historical Society and the Delaney Delacy Guard, Sons of Veterans Reserve for a full day of festivities on Saturday April 2, 2005 in historic downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Parade and monument rededication begins 11 am.  Pre-ball concert at 7 pm and dancing from 8 pm until midnight.  Music provided by the 28th Regimental Band of Philadelphia.  Light refreshments will be served throughout the evening.  Cost: $35 per person or $60 per couple.  For more info, contact John or Jenn Ochman at 570-655-6340 (email:
jennochman@adelphia.net).   For details, check: http://www.ScrantonCivilWarDay.com
 

 

 

April 2, 2005 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Rain or shine, come to the Spring Showers Ball at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3770 Clifton Avenue. Dance to the delightful music of the 1870s and Œ80s played by the Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers. 8:00-11:00 p.m. $8 per person. Light refreshments will be served. Ladies: We encourage you to don your bustles, parasols and pearls. Gents: Your cravats, tails and spats, if you wish. (Victorian-era attire is admired but not required!) For more information, call Christie at 859-746-7549 or Jeanette Watts at 937-222-7672; email Jeanette at DanceGypsy@HistoricDance.com.

 

 

April 2, 2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dance to the Hot Jazz of the 1920s and Œ30s at the University of Michigan's beautiful William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue. Live music by Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, with James Dapogny. Dances will include the fox trot, blues, tango and Charleston. Vintage attire is encouraged but not required. Time and price to be determined. For more information, visit http://www.vintagedance.com/hotjazz.htm; call 734-769-0041 or email info@vintagedance.com.

 

April 17, 2005 in Medford, Ma
If you enjoy dancing in three-quarter time, plan to join Boston-area dancers for an afternoon of waltzes and other dances (Schottische, One-Step, Tango, Polka, etc.). Beginner's workshop at 2:30 p.m. Live music by "Spare Parts" with Lissa Schneckenburger from 3:00 to 5:30. The waltzes will vary from fast Viennese to slow and dreamy. Sponsored by Mostly Waltz for Boston, the dance will take place at Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive. For directions to Springstep, visit http://www.springstep.org/contactus/. $10:00 per person. For additional information or reservations, call Helen Silver at 781-395-1066 or email Boston-Waltz@rcn.com.

 

April 22/24, 2005 in Chickamauga, Georgia
Enjoy Split Tree Farm's Zen of Waltz Weekend in the mountains just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas will combine the instruction of new waltz variations with concepts of great dance partnering, emphasizing the experience of waltzing over showing off fancy steps. If you register before Feb. 28, the tuition is only $65 per person. After that the price jumps to $75 if you register by April 8; it's $85 after April 8. A minimum of 40 and maximum of 80 participants can be accommodated. For more information, visit http://www.splittree.org/zenwaltz05.htm; call Wendy Carson at 423-316-1400 or email her at registrationzenwaltz@splittree.org.

 

April 23/24, 2005 in Cape May, New Jersey
Join Patri Pugliese for a weekend of Victorian dancing in this picture-postcard town at the southern-most part of the Garden State. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, the weekend includes a Saturday night ball and a Sunday afternoon tea dance (both at the historic Hotel Chalfonte). Live music will be provided by Spare Parts. For additional information, email MAC at mac4arts@capemaymac.org.

 

April 30, 2005 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Don't miss the Ragtime Ramble, featuring blues, foxtrots, one-steps, tangos, two-steps, and waltzes. Details TBA. Visit http://www.vintagedance.net/flash_index.html.

 

May 6/8, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario Canada
Take part in a Waltz Weekend in Canada's largest city, led by Richard Powers. Details TBA. Contact Simon Threlkeld at http://odd-socks.org.

 

May 7, 2005 in San Mateo, California
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) presents Le Bal du Moulin Rouge at the San Mateo Masonic Temple. After a vintage dance lesson at 7:00 p.m., the quintessentially Parisian Baguette Quartette plays turn-of-the-century dance music. Intermission features Cancan performances by the Alameda Vintage Dancers, the PEERS Flying CirCUS and La Goulue and M. Valentin themselves! Light buffet and no host bar. Late Victorian or Edwardian evening dress is admired but not required. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For information, email peers@peer.org or see our website at http://www.peers.org.

May 7-8, 2005 in New Haven & Branford, Connecticut
Join the Elegant Arts Society for a weekend of turn-of-the-[20th] century pastimes at the 1905 Centennial Dance Weekend. Saturday afternoon workshops and formal evening ball with live music by The Flying Romanos. Delicious period refreshments will be served. Susan de Guardiola will precept. Sunday historic trolley ride and picnic at the Shore Line Trolley Museum. Lightly gender-balanced; registering in pairs is encouraged. $40 per person through April 20. For more information, visit http://www.elegantarts.org/1905; email Irene at ct@elegantarts.org or call her at 203-743-5366.

Saturday, June 11, 2005
Civil War Ball

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
134 North Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia
8:00-11:00pm

Evening of Victorian dancing. Precepted by Corky Palmer. Live music. Dessert, refreshments, cash bar. 1860's attire recommended; "after five" attire appropriate. $30/person in advance, $40 at the door. Workshops offered in weeks preceding the event. Call (703) 838-4242 for more information or see their website.

 

 

July 17-24, 2005 in Prague, Czech Republic
Jitka Bonusova and Jan Pumpr wish to announce preliminary plans for a vintage dance week in the beautiful city of Prague, to be followed by a week in Paris. Instructors are likely to include Marie Dahuvohisse, Genevieve Jacques, and Richard Powers. For additional information, visit http://www.dvorana.cz/dance/index.html.

 

July 24-31, 2005 in Paris, France
The second half of Dvorana's European dance weeks will take place in Paris. Details will become available at http://www.dvorana.cz/dance/index.html.

 

July 31/Aug. 6, 2005 in Fredericia, Denmark
Spend a fabulous week this summer dancing in Denmark. The International Dance Summer School will be held at Højskolen Snoghø, and will feature a gala evening at nearby Harridslevgaard Castle. Denmark has a long and distinguished tradition of dancing Les Lanciers˜which will be honored during the week. Teachers will include Barbara and Patri Pugliese, Annette Thomsen and Ole Skov, and Pia and Per Sørensen. If registered before April 1, the inclusive cost is o460 (approximately US$600) for board and lodging in a double room, a day trip to Hans Christian Andersen's home in Odense, and the gala evening. (A single room costs 40 [US$52] more.) After April 1, the inclusive price increases to o490 (US$638). Transportation to Denmark is not included in the price. For additional information, visit http://www.snoghoj.dk/korte2005/baldanse-engelsk.htm.

August 15th to August 21st, Newport County, RI
18th Annual Newport Vintage Dance Week. Sponsored by: The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers A week of dancing amid the splendors of the Gilded Age in Newport, RI, at the lovely Portsmouth Abbey School located on the shores of Narragansett Bay. The Newport Vintage Dance Week is an exceptional week of dance and elegance. Dance instruction will include popular ballroom dances of the mid 19th century (1860s), late 19th century (1890s) and of the Ragtime era (1910s). Specifics for this years week are still in development, but it looks to be as exceptional as last year! Visit the www.VintageDancers.org/Newport for the latest information as it becomes available.

October 1, 2005 in San Mateo, California
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) presents the Dickens Fair Preview Ball. After a dance lesson at 7:00 pm, Bangers & Mash official band of the San Francisco Dickens Fair˜plays an evening of early to mid Victorian dance music, much of it based on popular tunes of the day. Entertainment includes music and dance performances by the Peerless Music Hall. Light buffet and no host bar. Early to Mid Victorian evening dress or working class finery is admired but not required .Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For information, email peers@peer.org or see our website at http://www.peers.org.

 

October 22, 2005in New Haven, Connecticut
Vintage dancers who also do Regency dance will want to join the Elegant Arts Society for an afternoon and evening of dancing from the age of Jane Austen, Lord Byron, and the Napoleonic Wars. Afternoon workshops, formal evening ball with live music by Spare Parts. Delicious period refreshments will be served. Susan de Guardiola will precept. Registration details will be provided closer to the event. For more information, visit http://www.elegantarts.org/assembly; email Irene at ct@elegantarts.org or call her at 203-743-5366.

 

November 4/6, 2005 in Chickamauga, Georgia
Enjoy the splendor of fall foliage in the Appalachian Mountains while participating in Richard Powers‚ Waltz Weekend at Split Tree Farm. Details TBA. For more information, visit http://www.splittree.org/index.htm.

 

December 3, 2005 in Wethersfield, Connecticut
Moments in Time and the Vintage Dance Society cordially invite you to attend the Victorian Winter Holiday Ball at Keeney Memorial Hall. Precepted by Marc Casslar, the ball will feature live music by the New River Dance Orchestra. Details will be announced in Summer 2005. For additional information, call Marc at 860-286-9191, email him at vintagedance@snet.net, or send a SSAE to VDS, P.O. Box 832, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

More information on Historical dance please look at the: The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers, The Vintage Dance Society, or The Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance, Period Clothing and Hairstyles from Vintage Victorian, Tea dances and Vintage Balls in the Denver, Colorado Area, Social Dance Irregulars, and Lansdowne Vintage Dancers      and the Metropolitan Vintage Dance and Social Club
 

 


Other Event Listings

 
 

     Our 2005 Schedule will be available soon.
 

We make no claim to having a complete  list of Vintage Events; we encourage you to view these other lists of Vintage Events around the country...

John Burrows' Vintage Dance events calendar at: www.burrows.com/events.html

The Fetvedt's Vintage Dance page at: www.jef.com/vintage/index.html#schedule

Flying Cloud's Vintage Dance Calendar (Cincinnati, OH) at: www.vintagedance.net/calendar.html

Lastly, Grand Traditions Vintage Dance Academy (Ann Arbor, MI) Vintage Dance calendar at: www.vintagedance.com/calendar.htm

The Lively Arts History Association's (Southern California) (which includes two Vintage Dance groups) at: www.lahacal.org/calendar.html

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