VIViD Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society
|The Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society (VIViD) is registered as a non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia. Society Act = S-0065552|
The original members of the VIVID Society are:
Sound (and principal musician)This is an "Open Membership" Society. Any adult who has attended our dances is a member, but voting is restricted to the executive and listed members who have been voted in as voting members because of their contirubutons to the society as volunteers and contributors. (Contra, Swing or other dances)
|Our Society's mandate is to foster and promote Vintage Dancing and the music associated with it. We also encourage "dressing up" sometimes in a costume - "flappers" etc.|
What do we mean by "Vintage Dance"?
- ANY form of dance that is no longer "contemporary" and the music that is associated with that form of dancing,
- For example, it is curious that "Rock n' Roll" has now become "vintage".
- Ancient Dances, Medieval Dances, Folk Dances and Court dances from Tudor times all the way up to the late 20th Century are all "vintage" dances..
This includes English Country Dance of long lines and sets, from 1500's to 1815 (and also more recent dances being invented in that style)
Also the genuine partner dances from the early 1800's onwards, often called "Ballroom Dances". (1820's - 1970's - and now) Examples are: polka, mazurka, schottische, gavotes, two-steps (marches), rag time dances, tango, one-step, quickstep, foxtrots (fast & slow), waltz, rotary waltz ("Viennese" if fast) the "animal dances" such as Foxtrot, Quickstep, and the various Tango styles amongst others,
Genuine "Ballroom" dance does not include "spot" or "slot" dances such as Swing or Latin, though many dances have a mixture of Ballroom, Swing and Latin in an evenings programme.
There have been different "Dancing Eras"1. Court and/or Peasant Dancing and Social Dancing (1500s-1850's)
2. Romantic Era Dances (1840's +) (original "Ballroom Dances")
3. Sequence (1901 +), Ragtime (1895-1925+), Blues Jazz (1912+), Dixie (1910+), Swing (1930's+), Rock & Roll (1950's +), and even original Hip Hop of the 1970's. There were other forms of dancing, most importantly Latin dances (1890's +) that are thriving today.