I will be teaching three dance workshops in New York City this weekend, August 2nd and 3rd. You can get a double dose of Regency-era dance on both Saturday and Sunday!
On Saturday, August 2nd, from 3:00-4:30pm, I will be teaching in Brooklyn for the New York Baroque Dance Company's regular first Saturday class. Logistical details are here (scroll down the page). I am substituting for Caroline Copeland. I will not be teaching baroque dance; this will be an early 19th-century (Regency) class focusing on quadrille figures and steps.
The first (1:00-3:45pm) will focus on the dances of the Regency era (1810-1820), including steps and figures for early 19th-century country dances and the Royal Scotch and Caledonian Quadrilles, plus the Regency-era sauteuse. The Royal Scotch Quadrilles feature the "star" figure described in an earlier article here.
The second class (4:00-6:00pm) will look at two different hesitation waltzes of the early 1910s, pre-World War I era. I will cover basic steps for the half and half, an interesting waltz done in 5/4 time and will teach the twinkle hesitation, a short sequence of waltz steps that can be done independently or as part of a regular waltz. Information on pre-registration (at a small discount) for the ragtime class is here. This class series will conclude in September with a workshop on the maxixe (freestyle, not choreographed).