For enthusiasts of the early nineteenth century, here are two more dance opportunities coming up soon in the Boston area on the weekend of December 18 & 19:
No partner is needed, and the workshop will be beginner-friendly. Flat shoes are strongly recommended -- heels are not helpful for this kind of dancing!
Admission is $15; half price for students.
The church is located at the intersection of Paul Revere Road and Park Avenue, one block up from Massachusetts Avenue, in Arlington Heights, MA. Check MapQuest for driving directions. The church is reachable by the #77 (Arlington Heights) MBTA bus line from Harvard Square.
Download a workshop flyer to share with your dance friends.
Then on Sunday the 19th, the Mostly Victorian Tea Dance series presents Jane Austen's Birthday Dance, an afternoon dance in honor of Jane's 235th birthday. We will do country dances and cotillions, as danced in Jane Austen's youth, along with the Boulanger (the only dance mentioned by name in Austen's writings) and Sir Roger de Coverley. Yummy refreshments made from early nineteenth-century recipes will be served.
The dance will be held at the Masonic Hall in Porter Square, Cambridge. Admission is $8; half price for students. Period costume is encouraged and admired but not required. Please do not wear shorts or t-shirts. More information may be found on the event website.
For more information on either event: email Mike Bergman or call (617) 230-9572.