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Let’s Dance like it’s 1855 … Victorian Dance for Beginners

Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2016

Here’s your chance to unleash your inner Scarlett O’Hara… or Rhett Butler!  Pickering Museum Village is offering a 7-week introduction to social dancing in the mid-1800s “Victorian Dance for Beginners”, led by the Stepping in Thyme Dance Society.  Lessons will begin with dances of the period using simpler footwork – the Quadrille, Schottische, Gallop, and Long-ways dances.  Enjoy the grand ball music of the past. Society members will be at all classes, offering participants the chance to partner with an experienced dancer. Some sessions will include live music and dancers in full costume. Musicians will provide live accompaniment at some of the sessions. 

Register online at pickering.ca/register or call 905.420.4621 for more information.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Katrina Pyke
Coordinator, Museum Operations l Pickering Museum Village | Culture & Recreation
905.420.4660 ext. 3714
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739