about CVD
Last updated: 13 feb 2012/csb

"The Vintage Dance Lyceum offers an encouraging and supportive learning environment and a small group size for more personalized instruction. Regardless of your skill level as a dancer, this is your chance to learn some of those fun steps you’ve seen other dancers doing in the ballroom or in the movies and always wanted to try yourself!"

-Barbara Pugliese,
Lyceum instructor and
co-director of the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers

Vintage Dance Lyceum

Sunday Evenings, 6-8:00 pm
738 Main Street
Waltham, Massachusetts
There is no Cost for these Sessions.
Space is Limited,
Advance Reservations are Required

Register in advance on-line:
For the Next Session
March 18, 25 (Titanic Era):
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Class Schedule:

September 11 & 18, 2011:
      Basic 19th Century Waltz and Polka
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011:
      Advanced 19th Century Dance
January 22 & 29, 2012:
      Introduction to Regency Dance
March 18, 25, 2012:
      Dances of the Titanic Era


  • Phone: (617)  819-4283
  • or email

You are invited to join members of CVD for a series of free Sunday evening workshops that will focus on dances of varoius Eras. Participants will join members of the troupe to learn dance steps and choreographies for period dances. Dancers of all ages are encouraged to come either alone or with a partner.

January 22 & 29: Regency Dance
This month we will focus on dances of the Regency period (that's the late 18th and early 19th centuries, also known as the Federalist period here in the States). A perfect way to beat back the winter doldrums, and great preparation for our 1812 Ball in February.

March 18 & 25: Titanic Era Dance
In March learn dances of the Titanic Era (the early 20th century, also known as the Ragtime period). Learn how to dance the lively one step and exotic tango as you pack your trunks for the TITANIC Vintage Dance Weekend in April.

Clothing and Shoes
Street clothes or comfortable modern dance wear is appropriate. Period dress is not necessary. Soft-soled dance shoes are required, as street shoes are not permitted on the studio floor. For Regency Dance ballet flats or oxfords are appropriate for ladies; for The Titanic Era low heels, such as character shoes, are appropriate for ladies. No spike heels please. For gentlemen soft leather soled shoes are recommended.
People wishing to participate should register in advance by clicking the registration Button above.

P.O. Box 9, Nahant, Massachusetts 01908
phone: (617)  819-4283