Historic & Traditional Dances

Historic & Traditional Dances 

Dances from distant times and places. Learn more about the German Polka, the Dickens Victorian Queen’s Waltz, the Edwardian Turkey Trot, and the Great Gatsby Charleston from the 1920’s. Click the links to learn more about traditional dances below. 

Traditional Dances

  • History of Ballroom Dances part 1 Antiquity to Baroque Periods Read More
    Ballroom Dance Day one day dance camp inspired this article. I used material I had researched for the historically accurate princess dances (here).
  • History of Ballroom Dance part 2 Regency Era through the Victorian EraRead More
    This is part 2 of the lecture from the Day of Dance in Denver Colorado.
  • Polka – Read More
    Oktoberfest polka dance

  • Queen’s Waltz English Country  Dance, a traditional Victorian Dance – Read More

    Dancing at Fezzywigs a the Dickens Fair

    Dancing at Fezziwig’s a the Dickens Fair

  • Fezziwig’s Sir Roger De Coverley- Read More
  • Victorian Dances of Fezziwig’s Ball Read More
  • Turkey Trot – Read Moreretro ballroom dancers
  • Hook-The Apache Tango with Princess Tiger Lily (1890) – (1904) Learn More
  • Mary Poppins– Maxie dance how to (1910)- Learn More

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Truly Scrumptious (1911) Bunny Hug How to – Learn More
  • Miss Fischer Valentino Tango Learn More
  • Princess and the Frog Tiana’s French Tango How To Learn More

  • How to Great Gatsby Charleston Read More

    Great Gatsby styled Charleston dancers

    Great Gatsby styled Charleston dancers

  • How to 1920’s Charleston – Read More
  • Peter Cottontail’s 50’s Bunny Hop line dance –Learn More
    bunny hop dancers
  • American Graffiti 1950’s Stroll Mixer – Learn more
  • Minnie Mouse Rockabilly Stroll- Learn More
  • West Side Story Chalypso – Learn More
  • 50’s dances Hot Rod Rock & Rumble Learn More

  • Cruella DeVille- Doin the Dog (1960″s) – Learn More
  • Individual Instruction in traditional dances- New Student Special!