Colonial dancing. By: Heather Marks 7A3 ID3. The music.
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By: Heather Marks
The Colonial times had many varieties of music. It helped define the era. There were folk songs, ballads, drum signals, military marches, etc. The songs were made to fit that certain area. As time went on, instruments began to get important. The music was used to help enjoy the dancing & having fun!!!
Dancing was a way to enjoy & express yourself. There were many kinds of dances. It ranged from a little local band party in a barn to a high class elegant event. No matter where the dancing was located, there was always food , appropriate clothes, & DANCING.
The Uses Of Dancing
Dancing was common for a lady & gentleman to learn. You couldn’t have a date with someone alone, so town dances would be considered a date. More of the southern colonist took part in dancing. Proper posture was very important. As well as gestures & clothing which added on to the dances.
Dancing was especially important to upper-class people. The minuet dance was a partner dance. It was nice, slow, & graceful.
They often had town dances. They were very long. It lasted many hours, from 4:30 pm-2:00 am. The schedules usually ran like this :