|Step Stately ~ ~ ~18th Century Grace|
nothing is done but the minuet and English dances...
a pleasure to dance, and lovely to look at...
the 18th Century, Social dance in both Europe and America attained great refinement
with the carefully mannered dignity of the Minuet and other formal "danses
à deux", elegantly constructed choreographies which employed complex
steps and patterns.
Tapestry's programs feature popular dances of the Colonial era, including a number of dances composed by local dancemasters, or with titles and references to Philadelphia area localities and events.
Eighteenth century dance performances highlight the lyrical and seldom-seen dances of the early and mid-century, in both formal and informal styles.
Programs that feature the dances of the latter part of the century, during Revolutionary War era, exhibit a lively 'independence' in their flirtatious gaity and lively figures.
Dancing is fun and easy -
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