Talk and Class; Ragtime, Jazz, & Swing: Early 20th Century Dance & Society - POSTPONED

06/14/2020 2:00 pm

Ragtime, Jazz, & Swing: Early 20th Century Dance & Society
Sunday, June 14th

2-4 p.m.

Admission is free; reservations required
https://www.homesteadmuseum.org/upcoming-events/talks-lectures

In the first half of the 20th Century, dancing was central to almost any occasion when men and women came together. Restaurants and night clubs featured dance floors and live bands; big cities like Los Angeles were home to multiple mega-ballrooms with room for thousands; and in taxi dance halls, lonely men paid women for anonymous foxtrots.

Join Walter Nelson as he describes this era and its popular dances using contemporary writings, images, and film clips. The presentation will be followed by an optional 45-minute Jazz Age foxtrot introductory class.