New England Vintage Arts Society
Sunday Evening Vintage Dance Classes
May-July, Wakefield, MA
Prepare for the 26th annual Nahant Victorian Dance Weekend in August, with dance classes focusing on mid 19th Century through Ragtime Era dance
basics, emphasizing ballroom etiquette, period movement & styling, and popular rhythms. All levels of dance experience welcome. Classes will be taught by Ben and Katy Bishop assisted by their son Nick.
May 7 & 21: mid 19th century dance
o Ballroom etiquette, bows, & grand march figures
o Nahant Quadrilles & period contra dances
o Mid-Century waltz
June 4 & 25: dance of the 1890s & Strauss
o Polka & galop
o How to survive and enjoy a Strauss waltz
o Fledermaus Quadrille
July 9 & 23: Ragtime Era dance
o One Step & Tango
o Sequence Dances
Classes will be 5-7 PM at the Americal Civic Center,
467 Main St., Wakefield, MA.
Accessible by commuter rail and bus from Oak Grove T stop.
Admission: $5 per class, $25 for the series
(Advance Registration is preferred, walk-ins welcome)
We’re planning a fun filled Historic dance weekend; registration will
open soon! We’ve sold out for the last several years, a deposit today will reserve your spot at the event.
Nahant Events for 2017 will include:
Follow the link below to paypal to reserve a space. This amount ($25) will go towards your fee when registration opens.
- Formal Dinner Dance
- Silent Film with Jeff Rapsiss
- Belle Époque Era Viennese Ball
- Concert by Spare Parts
- Formal Afternoon Tea
- Seaside Promenade
- Costume and Dance Classes
- Museum Tour & Shopping Excursion
- Live Music by Spare Parts