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Ragtime CoupleEnjoy dancing to the wonderful music of the Ragtime era. The dances from 1900 to the 1920s are easy to learn and all levels of dancers are welcome. Be sure to attend the pre-ball workshops during the day, where Cathy Stephens will teach you the basic steps you’ll need to dance all night. Music for the ball will be provided by the Huron Valley Serenaders.

We encourage you to come in period dress from the early 1900s through the 1920s. (Period dress is not required.)

Preregistration is preferred.

Date and Time
Saturday, February 9, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Basics Workshop: Stepping into the Ragtime Era. - Practice the basic steps you’ll need for the ball and dance to delightful period music. For all levels of dancers.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Intermediate workshop: The Dawn of Jazz Age Dancing. A look back to 100 years ago when the dances of the ragtime age were changing after the World War I Armistice and transitioning into the “jazz” dances of the 1920s. The focus will be on the late teens and early ’20s versions of the One Step, Foxtrot, Blues, and Tango.
8:00 p.m. Ball (music starts promptly at 8:00)

Workshops / Classes $10.00 each
Free for those who attend the ball
Ball $30 per person
Includes the pre-ball workshops

Zal Gaz Grotto Club; 2070 West Stadium Boulevard; Ann Arbor, Michigan

A one-hour lunch break is provided between the morning and afternoon workshops. If you plan to attend both workshops, you're welcome to pack a lunch to eat at the hall.

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