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
In recognition of artistic excellence, Lexington Vintage Dance has been selected
to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council,
the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
* Jane Austen Bicentennial
* Romantic Era Dances to Music by Ky Composers
* The Gay Nineties
* Downton Abbey Era
* Regency (1800-1830)
* Romantic (1840-1875)
* Late Victorian and Turn-of-the-Century (1875-1910)
* Ragtime and Jazz Age (1910-1930)
Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, women 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.