It’s summer… time for our seasonal social: Summer Ball!
The Swing Era runs Seasonal Socials to bring together its community of dancers from all levels, courses and drop-ins.
Expect a real treat in terms of workshops, social dancing, music, performances, decoration and the occassional fancy dress competition. Our Seasonal Social are from and for our dance community and volunteers help with aspects of the organisation. Get in touch to get involved!
We’re really going to celebrate summer with a really good day of dancing and music… Ever heard of the Peabody?
2-3pm Peabody workshop
3-6pm Social dance (entertainment to be confirmed)
The Peabody is an American ballroom dance that evolved from the fast foxtrot of the ragtime era of the 1910s and 1920s. Soon after the introduction of the foxtrot in 1914, two variations developed: a slow version done at about forty measures per minute and a fast version done at more than fifty measures per minute. In England, the fast foxtrot was called the quickstep; in America it was called the Peabody, named after a New York policeman, Lieutenant William Frank Peabody (1873-1939). He was a large, good-natured bachelor who, despite his considerable weight, was light on his feet and who loved to dance.
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