Class: Victorian Turning Dances in Pasadena

10/12/2019 3:00 pm

The Vault Dance Studio
57 Palmetto Dr, Pasadena, California 91105

From a Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2126847910952895/

While Victorian-era dancing includes quadrilles and contra dances, by the mid-1800s these group dances were no longer the fashion. Instead, ballrooms were littered with individual couples swirling around the floor on their own, dancing the improvised, turning couple dances that emphasized fancier footwork, holding your partner in a close embrace, and spinning and twirling. These are fun, not-so-easy dances that use ballet-like footwork and require jumping.

Renée Camus teaches steps and techniques for dances and variations, such as:
♪ 1860s Waltz ♪ Polka Redowa ♪ Polka Mazurka
♪ Redowa ♪ Zingarella ♪ Viennese Waltz
♪ Polka ♪ Schottische ♪ 5-Step Waltz

Classes will start with a warm-up before launching into the steps and techniques required in the dances. Don't like "ballet-like" scare you, but Do come prepared to jump. :)

No partner or experience necessary to join. Beginners welcome!

When: This is an 8-week series of classes on (mostly) consecutive Saturdays, starting September 21 and ending November 16. (There is no class on October 5.) If all goes well, we may choose to go for one or two additional classes, for a total of 9 or 10.

What time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Vault Dance Studio, 57 Palmetto Drive in Pasadena.

Cost: $18 per class per person, or $120 per person for all 8 weeks (a savings of $3 per class!).

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO:
- Street shoes are not allowed in the dance studio. Please bring a pair of soft-soled dance shoes to change into (no high heels please).
- No Snacks will be served. No food or drink is allowed in the studio, but you are encouraged to bring a water bottle with you.
- There is a small parking lot out front, and street parking is available.