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Welcome

Lexington Vintage Dance invites you to explore the ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Watch the recent episode of "Kentucky Life" featuring LVD on the KET website.

See the article and video about us in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

NOW BOOKING PERFORMANCES FOR

FEATURED PROGRAMS:

* Pride & Prejudice Bicentennial
* Romantic Era Dances to Music by Ky Composers
* The Gay Nineties
* Downton Abbey Era

CUSTOM PROGRAMS:

* Regency (1800-1830)
* Romantic (1840-1875)
* Late Victorian and Turn-of-the-Century (1875-1910)
* Ragtime and Jazz Age (1910-1930)

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice Turns 200

The balls in Austen's novel reflect a genteel and peaceful England of country estates and a leisure class. But change was in the air. In the 1810s, country dances and reels were giving way to new dances, including the quadrille from France, the mazurka from Russia, and the scandalous waltz. Political and diplomatic forces were poised to change the ballroom forever.

Dances to Music by Kentucky Composers 1835 - 1875

In the mid-1800s, Lexington was the Athens of the West and a lively center of culture. Kentucky composers wrote lively music for the latest dances: the waltz, polka, schottische and mazurka. Let us show you how these dances might have looked, hoop skirts and all!

The Gay Nineties

In the days before income taxes, weathly families built extravagant mansions and lived high, while mainstream Americans were singing "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" and "Sweet Rosie O'Grady". This 30-minute program illustrates dances of the 1890s from around the world.

Downton Abbey Era---From the Titanic to the Twenties

From the class-bound elegance of the Edwardian Era through World War I to the exuberant chaos of the 1920s, the political and social life of England was changing fast. See how those changes were reflected in the social dances of the time.

For information and bookings, call (859) 420-6780 or email info@lexingtonvintagedance.org. Please go to "Let Us Dance For You" for additional performance programs available from Lexington Vintage Dance.

Join our Troupe!

Lexington Vintage Dance is seeking men or couples interested in dancing with our performance troupe. Some dance background is desirable, though it need not be in vintage dance. Call (859) 420-6780 for more information. Read about troupe membership...

Within our site you can:

Observe our dances through our performances or contact us to have us perform at your next event. We've performed for audiences at reenactments, museums, concerts, historic homes, festivals, theaters, schools, private parties, retirement communities, wedding receptions, and conferences.

Learn more about how do do these dance styles yourself through one of our many classes. We offer classes in such areas as Vintage Dance, Argentine Tango and Scottish Country Dance.

Join us at any of the dance activities that are open to the public. We host informal social dances from time to time, and there are many Balls and Workshops in our area.

Lexington Vintage Dance, with headquarters in Lexington, KY, is dedicated to researching, teaching, performing, and promoting the ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early 20th centuries.



news

 Dance of the Month
Type: Class, Social Event
Date: Dec 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 4:00
Place: Mind Body Studio
Cost: $10
Last chance...

 Waltz Classes
Type: Class
Date: Mon, Jan 8 - Feb 23
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place: ArtsPlace
Cost: $35
New format...

  Our Romantic CD is here!

  Our Regency CD is here!

  Donate to LVD!