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Dance: (US) International Dance Summer School - European and American Ballroom Dances from the Period 1800-1900 (6-12 Aug 2017)

Contributed by admin on Nov 25, 2016

Location: Højskolen Snoghøj, Denmark

"At the end of the 18th century, English Longways Dances dominated the ballrooms, but from the year 1800 new dances were introduced: Francaises, big Quadrilles like Lanciers, Eugenie Quadrille and the exciting Country and Contra Dances.  ...

The Couple Dances, such as Sauteuse, Scottish Waltz, Russian Waltz, Viennese, Polka, Mazurka and Gallop, were just some of the dances that thrilled youth at that time. At the Summer School we will be dancing, Danish, American, French and German Ballroom dances. In Denmark, we have a very special Lanciers tradition. This tradition is still kept alive all over Denmark and even Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe enjoys the Lanciers at Court balls. ...

Højskolen Snoghøj is a very old and beautiful school which was built in 1913. Idyllically situated close to the Little Belt it has its own beach. You’ll find Snoghøj, just outside Fredericia, in the middle of Denmark. The school has a very cosy atmosphere and has, as something really special, it has own church.

Visit the Højskolen Snoghøj website for more information of the program.