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Lexington Vintage Dance – Turn-of-the-Century and Ragtime Dancing

Fri. July 28th, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT


The ballroom was “dancing mad!” Come join the Lexington Vintage Dancers as they lead you through the changes in ballroom dance from the 1890’s to the years just before World War I.

The marches of John Philip Sousa were perfect for the new American two-step. The Grizzly Bear and Turkey Trot were fads. Ragtime music and the tunes of Tin Pan Alley provided dancers with new inspiration. The years 1911-1914 saw an explosion of dancing – the waltz survived and foxtrot took hold. It was an exciting time on the dance floor!

Lexington Vintage Dance is dedicated to researching, teaching, performing, and promoting the ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early 20th century.

Come have fun and enjoy the interplay of dance, history, music, and beautiful costumes.

All events offered by the Laurel County Public Library are free to attend unless otherwise noted in the description above.

The library makes every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all patrons. Please call us at least three days in advance to request accommodations.


Fri. July 28th, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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Gwen Stivers
Susan Fawbush


Laurel County Public Library
120 College Park Dr.
London, KY 40741 United States
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