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Join us for our next one time only dance week, September 18-22, 2017. This time we'll rendezvous at the cozy 1912 Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, Mass, the "inland Newport." Evening dances in several historic mansion properties, and even a pre-week weekend of events in Hartford, CT (only an hour from Lenox), organized by Marc Casslar. Details soon. Our events are always an amazing week of food, fashion, music, history and dance. Save the date! Details soon!

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Join us for another unforgettable vintage dance event, featuring the incomparable Richard Powers of Stanford University, and Marc Casslar of Hartford CT. In addition to daily classes, we will have two local house tours: On Tuesday, The Freylinghuysen-Morris House, a 1930s Moderne wonder of architecture and early 20th Century art. On Thursday, we walk next door to tour The Mount, Edith Wharton's 1902 home, to be followed by a light tea on the terrace. Following our arrival and check in, we will have an informal evening get-acquainted dance (suggest fall colors for ladies 1880s-1920s). Tuesday evening's ball will be Belle Epoque at Ventfort Mansion. Wednesday's ball will remain a surprise for a bit longer. Thursday's evening will be early Downton Abbey dinner and dancing at Seven Hills, with some serious afterparty to follow (don't forget your lounge wear!)

A general note about our dance classes: We are aware that some of our attendees may have limited dance experience, and some have extensive experience. Our classes will be programmed to provide a meaningful dance experience for all attendees.

Schedule of Classes is under contruction

Richard Powers

   
Richard Powers is an internationally known vintage dance historian and teacher. On the faculty at Stanford University, he also directs a performing vintage dance group as well as consulting in dance history for the film industry. Creator of the first vintage dance week over 20 years ago in Cincinnati, he's bringing us his unequaled experience and never-fail teaching style.

Marc Casslar

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Marc Casslar, dancer, choreographer, and producer has been involved in a variety of historic dance forms since 1977 and Victorian and Ragtime dancing since 1984. He is the founder and director of the Vintage Dance Society and its performing troupe, Polite Society. He has conducted research into and taught historic dance for more than 20 years. He has taught at a variety of dance weeks including Newport, San Diego, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Mackinac Island. He routinely teaches at vintage dance weekends and precepts balls throughout the United States. In addition, he has produced, choreographed for, and/or performed in numerous stage and screen productions, with an occasional television show thrown in for good measure.


 
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