Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Dancing through Time

Participating in Costume balls, historical plays, Renaissance Faires, and other festivities?

Do you have a desire to find out just what is a Quadrille, how to present a "Grand March", how to dance the Mazurka or the Minuet, the intriguing "Nest of Love"?

The library's DVD collection includes the 6 part set
"How to Dance through Time"

Each volume covers a particular time frame: Baroque Social Dance, Renaissance, Ragtime, Victorian, and 19th Century Ball and 19th century couple dances (think Jane Austen).

Programs range from 35 to 50 minutes in length and provide information about costumes, period drawings, and aspects of their social etiquette as well.