Victorian Dance Workshop
Nov. 04 2023 - Nov. 05 2023

Learn the thrilling and surprisingly accessible art of ballroom dancing in this Victorian Dance Workshop!

Ohio Village 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Saturday, November 4th: 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 5th: 11am-1pm
Member - $35 Non-Member - $45
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Learn the thrilling and surprisingly accessible art of ballroom dancing in this Victorian Dance Workshop! During this workshop you’ll learn about the history of late 19th century dance, what kind of etiquette came along with dances, and have a chance to learn the steps yourself. Our instructor, Jeanette Watts, will guide all participants through the basics of dances like the Two Step, in a fun and light-hearted experience that even those with two left feet can enjoy. Snacks, water, and coffee will be included. We recommend that attendees bring a bagged lunch or purchase food from our Café. The main portion of our workshop will take place on Saturday, November 4th from 10am-4pm in the Ohio Village. To put the dances of the 1890s into perspective, Kelton House has graciously invited class participants to their carriage house for an 1890s soiree! From 7-9 pm Jeanette will lead an evening of 1890s sequence dances that often utilize the waltz and two-step that we spent the day perfecting. Light refreshments included, costumes from the era admired and encouraged, but not required.

An optional review session will also be held on Sunday, November 5th from 11am-1pm in the Ohio Village.

About the Instructor

Jeanette Watts is a dance instructor, writer, seamstress, and actress. When she isn't writing historical fiction, she is working on a reproduction of historical clothing, she is teaching historical dances, or she is traveling and visiting historical sites. Her new YouTube channel, "History is My Playground," is soon to also become a podcast with the same name. Keep up with the various aspects of Jeanette's adventures at JeanetteWatts.squarespace.com

 

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