Cakewalk Hall - Fox Theatre at 111 East Fifth
Ragtime tunes swept our nation at the end of the 1800s diverting our attention from the staid classical European music. Learn the new dance styles that changed to match. Dance to scandalous rhythms or just listen and observe.
All dance events are free except the Maple Leaf Tea Dance.
Thursday, June 1
1:00 to 2:00 Dance Lessons: AS EASY AS 1-2-3: One, Two and Three Step
2:00 to 3:00 Open dancing with live accompaniment
3:00 to 4:00 Dance Lessons: DOING THE BOSTON: Hesitation Waltz
4:00 to 5:00 Open dancing with live accompaniment
Friday, June 2
1:00 to 2:00 Dance Lessons: TAKE A HIKE: Cakewalk, Camelwalk, Castlewalk
4:00 to 6:00 Maple Leaf Tea Dance ($15 ticket at Box Office or CASH at door)
Experience a modern flair to a Victorian Garden Party themed event catered by a culinary artist. Dance instructors will lead a Grand March to open this formal dance. A cakewalk contest will give tasty baked prizes for the best imitation of this strutting dance of African American origin. Vintage attire is encouraged. Appetizers and champagne will be served. Music provided by the *Joplin Jubilee Jamboree Band (JJJB)