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New England Vintage Arts Society

(webpage under construction!)

NEVAS has just recently formed and we are in the process of laying out our website.
Our partner, Vintage Victorian has an active Vintage Dance events page which includes our upcoming dance classes
along with other Vintage Dance events in New England and beyond.
Use the links below to sign up for classes and the dance weekend!

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.

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Admission: $5 per class, $25 for the series
(Advance Registration is preferred, walk-ins welcome)

Nahant Victorian
Dance Weekend

August 10-14, Nahant, MA

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:

  • 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
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Follow the link below to paypal to reserve a space. This amount ($25) will go towards your fee when registration opens.
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Last updated: 20jun2017/csb