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Vintage Dance Week 2015

Waltz, polka, quadrilles, 19th century mazurka, Regency Era dances, Ragtime dances, early Russian tango, Jazz Age dances, historical blues, and more!

Richard Powers

Richard Powers - USA
Richard Powers is a dance historian and instructor on the Stanford University dance faculty. Richard's focus since 1975 has been the research and reconstruction of nineteenth and early twentieth century American and European social dance forms, working from a personal collection of over two thousand historic dance manuals. Founder of the Flying Cloud Academy of Dance in Cincinnati, and director of the first Vintage Dance Weeks, Richard has also created choreographies for dozens of stage productions and films, and has taught workshops around the world.

Lessons in English.


Arnaud Degioanni

Arnaud Degioanni - France
As vice president of the French Federation of Dance, the historical dance coordinator in France and president of the parisian historical dance association "Carnet de Bals", Arnaud Degioanni is an expert of historical dance in France. He is an avid researcher and reconstructor of 19th century dances, his work having led him to study the typical parisian dance repertory from the past centuries. Arnaud is the creator of the French Historical Dance Championship and of the International Open of Historical Dance in Paris. He is also an organizer and dance master of renowned Balls, reconstructed according to the great tradition of Imperial balls in France.

Lessons in French and English.


Yulia Lobunets

Yulia Lobunets - Russia
Yulia has been dancing from the age of 7, beginning with classical ballet and folk dance in childhood, then continuing with swing dance. She received her diploma in teaching choreography from Nesterova Dance Academy in Moscow. Julia began historical dancing in 2000 and has studied and performed the dances of many periods and styles, from early Renaissance to Lindy Hop. She currently teaches vernacular jazz, the Charleston, and 1920s and ragtime dances at several dance schools in Moscow. During the Vintage Dance Week, Yulia will be teaching Russian social tango and other dances from the early pre-revolution era.

Lessons in English.


Jitka and Jan

Jitka Bonušová and Jan Pumpr - Czech Republic

The dance school Dvorana was founded in the early nineties by Professor František Bonuš and his son, Jasan Bonuš, and in 1996 they organized their first Vintage Dance Week Prague/Paris. After František and Jasan passed away, Jitka and Jan continued running the organization and have organized many international dance workshops and weeks. They both focus on Czech social dances of the 19th century and have choreographed several dances for workshop and for the stage; both also lead separate performing groups. They have taught dances at Dvorana´s workshops in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Japan and the United States.

Lessons in English.