Achieve basic ballroom literacy and beyond! A number of popular ballroom dances made it into the klezmer repertoire, mostly because they were fun and people liked to dance them. Learn how to Gallop (your probably already know), do the Polka and possibly the snazzy Polka Mazurka. Learn the vital life skill of Waltzing, and even the Russian/Spanish waltz, the Pas D’Espan. We’ll add other cool couple dances like the Schottish and Vengerka, and maybe even learn a Kadril (Quadrille- the grandma of the square dance). And of course, no Polish themed year could omit the elegant Polonaise. Knowing these dances will make you a sought after partner at the Grand Ball! No partner required, and we’ll be teaching in a gender neutral fashion.
Faculty: Steve Weintraub
Level: All Levels