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References and Resources


Where to begin?  So much out there for research yet we are often too busy dancing to hit the books...



Sheet Music
This Library of Congress site lets you do searches for words like "Mazurka" and come up with dance tunes
Ted Tjaden presents his collection of sheet music for Ragtime era waltzes

Other Online References
Richard Powers' definitive page on Cross Step Waltz






Books (Currently in Print)
From the Ballroom to Hell (the little one from 1894)
you can purchase at Lark in the Morning, in San Francisco
From the Ballroom to Hell (a collection of sources, by Elizabeth Aldrich)
is available in a number of stores
Modern Dancing, by Vernon and Irene Castle (1914)
you can purchase at Lacis, Adeline & Ashby, in Berkeley




Instructional Videos
Victorian dances, presented by Dance Through Time, you can check out from the Berkeley Public Library
note these were filmed in a tiny space, so the dances will look and feel different when you do them in an actual ballroom

Most-visited local store for dance shoes
There is an SF Dancewear in Rockridge as well as in San Francisco


Other Places into Vintage Dance:


State
City
Organization
Description
Connecticut
New Haven
Elegant Arts Society
Workshops for several historical eras, and formal costumed balls
Massachusetts
Boston
Commonwealth Vintage Dancers
Formal costumed balls and casual tea dances
Michigan
Ann Arbor
Grand Traditions
Victorian and Ragtime lessons, occasional balls and costume sales
New York
New York
Elegant Arts Society
Workshops for several historical eras, and formal costumed balls
Ohio
Cincinnati
Flying Cloud Academy
Performance troupe with occasional workshops and balls
Oregon
Portland
Dance Eclectic
Weekly DJ dance (mostly modern but Vintage-friendly), plus classes and special events
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mixed Pickles
Historical re-enactment performances and workshops
Pennsylvania Gettysburg
Victorian Dance Ensemble
Civil War re-enactment performances and balls
Washington
Seattle
Dance For Joy
Workshops and classes, mixed DJ dances, and annual Waltz ball
Washington
Seattle
Northwest Dance Network
Swing and Waltz classes and dances, some with bands
Washington
Seattle
Waltz Etcetera
Weekly Waltz and Blues DJ dance, sometimes classes


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