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I Know It's True, That Visions Are Seldom All They Seem

I was super excited to go to the dance party that I attended last Saturday night at the Cherished Dance Hall, and it turned out to be even more fun than I thought it was going to be when I heard about it in the first place. 2,227 more words


The Cotillon Ball

As I explained in earlier posts, the cotillon may have been introduced to London in the mid-1760s by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini. His ‘collection of cotillons or French dances’ was probably first published in 1765. 336 more words

Baroque Dance

Hard Truths and a Cloudy Future

A couple of years ago my Famous Franchise studio started an exclusive club kind of like a frequent fliers program.  Keep a certain number of lessons on the books, come to two lessons a week and there were some perks that normal dancers didn’t get.  2,225 more words

Ballroom Dancing

The Minuet: Sources

The topic of Georgian balls brings me to that most terrifying of dances with which they all began – the minuet. This was the one duet that everyone had to learn, if not to master, if they hoped to gain a place within polite society. 417 more words

Baroque Dance

Same Sex Dance Radio Documentary

My niece, Carys Brain, is near the end of her post-grad broadcast media course in London.  As part of her final exams she had to create a 15 minute radio documentary on a subject of her choice.  125 more words


Going to the Ball

I occasionally get all dressed up and go to an historical dance ball. Most such events are Regency period, but some acknowledge the earlier Georgians in costumes as well as country dances. 795 more words

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This Is Such A Groovy Place

Last Friday night I got the chance to go out with friends to an open dance party at a place I’d never been to before that we’ll call the Star Dance Hall. 1,883 more words