Tuesday, December 1, 2009

19th Century Dance Moves

By: Kajsa Sabatke, Interpretive Projects Coordinator
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re looking ahead to our winter events. In preparation for this weekend’s Lantern Tours – which will take place on Saturday, December 5 – a handful of Cooperstown Graduate Program students came over to Bump Tavern to learn some 19th-century dances. The graduate students will be performing the dramatic vignettes at several of the tour stops and for some, this requires dancing. Katie Boardman, our musician and dance caller for the tours, taught the students some dancing basics and then tuned up her fiddle and played several different dances. Gwen and I even got in the action to help provide a few more bodies for the rehearsal. You can find more information about the Lantern Tours and how to reserve a spot on our online calendar.

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