I will be teaching a trio of workshops sponsored by The Vintage Dance Society and Specialty Productions in New York City this Sunday, May 8th, two of which focus on historical dance and one on modern cross-step waltz.
The workshops will be held at the DANY Studios, Studio 10, on West 38th Street between 8th and 9th, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. No experience is necessary and no partner is needed.
The cost is $14 per workshop, two for $24, or -- a special deal -- take all three for only a dollar more, $25. No pre-registration needed -- just show up!
Here's the official announcement:
Specialty Productions and The Vintage Dance Society present: a day of dancing from the 1810s through today!
Join dance historian/teacher Susan de Guardiola for a smorgasbord of dance classes including the lively set dances of the Regency era, the smooth moves of the pre-World War I foxtrot, and the very latest in modern waltzes, cross-step waltz!
12:00-1:45 1810s: Regency Set Dances
Learn the steps and figures of the delightful country dances and quadrilles of the English Regency era, the time of Jane Austen, Lord Byron, and the Napoleonic Wars!
2:00-3:45 1910s: Early Foxtrot
Learn the basic steps and a dozen easy variations on the popular ballroom foxtrot of the pre-World War I era, the very earliest days of the popular modern dance!
4:00-5:45 2010s: Today's Cross-Step Waltz
Learn this beautiful, flowing waltz form perfectly suited to slow waltz music. Easy to learn, endlessly innovative, satisfying for beginners as well as experienced dancers! Basic turns plus new variations to spice up your dancing!
No experience is required, and these classes are intended to be accessible to less experienced dancers, but previous dance experience will be helpful.
No partner is required, but lead/follow balance is not guaranteed.
Flat or (for ladies) low-heeled shoes with smooth soles (leather, not rubber) are recommended -- no spike heels, please! Flat shoes are strongly preferred for the Regency class.
Workshop flyers with more details may be downloaded on my workshop flyer page.
For more information about either workshop see the flyers first, then post questions here or email me. You may also call Marc Casslar at 860-286-9191.