Historically Accurate Princesses Dances

Historically Accurate Princess Dances –Blog

I love princess stories, and often in my line of work as a ballroom dance teacher, I am asked to choreograph wedding routines bases on Disney princess dances. I began to wonder what each princess would have danced in the period that their stories took place.

On a bet with my daughter, I researched and produced how to historically accurate princess dance videos. If that was not enough, I filmed on location at Colorado castles. I have shared this fun take on dance and history with two international kids clubs, Frontier Girls and Quest Club for Kids, as well as with Denver Free Fun. The princess dances have also been features at medieval festivals, street fairs, father-daughter dances, quest club events, and weddings. If you found this enjoyable or beneficial, feel free to contribute here.

Antiquity: 700 BC – 500 AD Learn more

Lord of the Rings Dances of Tolkien’s Middle Earth- See Here

Medieval Princess dances: 5-1450 AD- See Here

Prince Phillip and Aurora dancers

Renaissance Princess Dances:1300-1700 AD
(Tudor / Elizabethan 1558-1607)  See Here

Pocahontas and John dance Pavane

Baroque period Dances 1600-1750 “age of the Minuet” – See Here

  • Dance with the Pirates of the Caribbean (Pirate jig). learn to Minuet with Beauty and the Beast, Find the Fairy Ring Country Dance with Fairy Godmother and the Blue Fairy here .  See Here
    Gaston, lady, Belle, Beast at grant Humphrey's fireplace

Romantic period (1770-1850) – See Here

Victorian Princess Dances: 1837-1901 AD – Click Here

Alice In Wonderland-

Nutcracker & The Four Victorian Dances- 1816 Story, 1892 Ballet
Princess Clara- Learn More

Steampunk Fun and Dance- Learn More

Edwardian Princess dances 1901-1918 ( end of WW1 1918) AD

  • Peter Pan (1850-1904 AD)
  • Villain Dancing with Water Challenge with Captain Hook & UrsulaLearn More
  • Hook-The Apache Tango with Princess Tiger Lily (1890) – (1904) Learn More
  • Gay Pur-ee Cat Can Can Line Dance (Gay Pur-ee 1890, ) Learn More
  • Aristocats “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” Foxtrot Linw Dance (1910ish) Learn More
  • Mary PoppinsMaxie dance how to (1910)- Learn More
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Truly Scrumptious (1911) Bunny Hug How to – Learn More
  • Anastasia (1914) Boston Waltz coming soon
  • Atlantis the lost empire (1914) Turkey Trot Learn More
    (I made the Turkey Trot video before starting this series, but it fits this period. I am still writing the blog to go with this)

Prohibition Princess Dances: 1920 -30’s  AD

  • Downtown Abbey Waltz
  • Miss Fischer Valentino Tango Learn More
  • Princess and the Frog Tiana’s French Tango How To Learn More
  • Princess and the Frog (1920) Charleston Learn More
  • Betty Boop Charleston Line Dance (30’s character based on a 20’s flapper) Learn More 

War Era USO Princess Dances: 1938-1945  AD

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1940’s) Jessica Rabbit Blues
  • Weasels Lindy Hop or shim sham shimmy
  • Chicca Boom Carmen Miranda Samba Line DanceLearn More

Toy Stroy Woodie’s Country Western Corner

  • Copperhead RoadLearn More
  • Rita’s Waltz line danceLearn More
    (I made the waltz video before starting this series, but it fits this period. I am still working on the blog to go with this)
  • Gay Pur-ee Cat Can Can Line Dance (Gay Pur-ee 1890, ) Learn More

1950’s and beyond

  • American Graffiti 1950’s Stroll MixerLearn more
  • Minnie Mouse Rockabilly StrollLearn More
  • West Side Story ChalypsoLearn More
  • Cruella DeVille- Doin the Dog (1960’s) Learn More
  • Peter Cottontail’s Bunny Hop line dance –Learn More
  • Santa Baby 50’s Christmas Line DanceLearn More

Holiday Line Dances

  • Lady Liberty Patriotic Princess Line Dance How To- Learn More
  • Leprechaun Irish Jig Line Dance How ToLearn More
  • Psyche & The Cupid Shuffle (Cupid, Roman God, Cupid Shuffle, 2007)Learn More
  • Oktoberfest Line Dance – Learn More

Modern Monster Princesses Dances

Halloween Monster Line Dance Page- Learn More

Addams Family Dance Page- Learn More

Scare up some fun with line dances like….

Morticia and Gomez Addams dance

Morticia and Gomez Addams dance

Christmas Line Dance Corner

I did not plan on the princesses of Christmas, but they came to me anyway. Some of the line dances were older productions when my I was teaching a kids class and each young lady was a princess to me.

  • Ding Dong Merrily On High Christmas Line Dance with the Holly King & Ivy Queen Learn More
  • Christmas Polka Line Dance with Hansel and Gretel. Learn More
  • Angels From The Realms Of Glory Frozen Christmas Dance Learn More
  • Santa Baby 50’s Christmas Line Dance – Learn More
  • Holly Jolly Christmas Line Dance Learn More 
  • Jingle Bell Rock Line Dance Learn More.

Other Stuff

Castle wedding for a kingKing Arthur and Queen Genevieve Medieval dance
John and renaissance lady dance pavanemother-Gothel-king-Frederic-Landler-dance