"It seems like there was a huge Fear Culture during this era. Fear of the bomb, fear of the Russians, fear of youth and their rock and roll, etc. Seeing more ethnicity in music, although not all people were quite comfortable with the idea…"
"Beautiful dancing and history lesson on where the dances came from, how they evolved, and where they originated. There was a lot of variation on the different dance moves ranging from basic to extra-fancy. Would have been neat to see even more dance…"
"Excellent dances, love the back stories about barn-raising, courting, etc. I use these dances and play party games in my music room and the kids love them. I remember when the Amidons came here and gave their workshop; probably one of the best we've…"
"- Dancing remains and opportunity for entertainment and courtship.- Minstrel shows- Songs tell are full of patriotic fervor- share battles/news of battles, pride in flag and Union and Confederate platforms. Parodies of other areas songs (North vs.…"
"Patriotic music was very popular to help boost morale in troops and relate stories of battles to others who weren’t there. “Chester” by William Billings was the first “national anthem”. The rhythmic march kept the troops moving together and the…"
"Baroque era boasted of ostentatious style, whether in architect, fashion, art and music. The bigger and more ornate, the better. Dancing was still fairly modest, however, with as little touching as possible. The waltz is a great extension for a…"