Focusing on the dance craze that overtook America in the 1910s, our pieces range from the silly to the elegant. Marvel at the antics of the animal dances, including the grizzly bear, the turkey trot, and the wallaby hop. Enjoy the refined hesitation waltz and the half and half. And revel in exotic dances adapted from foreign countries, such as the maxixe from Brazil and the tango from Argentina. Finally, delight in the exuberant Castle Walk, introduced by Vernon and Irene Castle, the most famous dance performers and teachers of the ragtime era. Our troupe amuses and informs the public through the presentation of these dances from the past, some of which—like the foxtrot—evolved into the ballroom dances we know today. Watch Your Step! is available for presentations, performances, and instruction in ragtime dance.
Short Description: We focus on dances from the dance craze that overtook America in the 1910s. We are available for performances that both entertain and educate, including instruction in ragtime dance.
VAC Member: Yes
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