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1999-2000 Events Calendar


JUNE 1999

Wednesday, June 2, 8 P.M.
Philadelphia Free Library, Lovett Memorial Branch, 6945 Germantown Ave. "A Sampler of Early Twentieth Century American Dance," including the Cakewalk, Tango and Ragtime Foxtrot. Free Admission.

Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
347 Harrison Ave, Elkins Park, PA. "A Victorian Garden Party" for the benefit of MP. There will be refreshments, lawn games, dancing and entertainment by Mixed Pickles and friends. Suggested donation of $10.00.


Saturday, July 3
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. "At the Centennial Ball; Dances of 1899." Free admission. Time TBA.

MIXED PICKLES tours NH and ME with the New York Ragtime Orchestra. All times TBA.

Friday, July 9
Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH.

Saturday, July 10
Wolfeboro, NH

Monday, July 12
Bangor Opera House, Bangor, ME

Tuesday, July 13
Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Wednesday, July 14
Skowhegan, ME

Thursday, July 15
Mount Desert Isle High School, Bar Harbor, ME

Friday, July 15
Belfast, ME

Saturday, July 17
Damariscotta, ME

The Rumba c.1939


Saturday and Sunday, September 25, 26
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq., PA - "High Society; Dancing in a Country Estate, 1910 - 1939"
On each day, Mixed Pickles will present three sets of dances highlighting a different period in the history of Longwood;
the Ragtime Tango, Half and Half and Onestep from 1914, the Toddle, Foxtrot and Charleston from 1928 and the Rumba, Lambeth Walk and Lindy Hop from the 1939 Big Band era.
Call Longwood Gardens at 610.338.1000 for more information.

The Charleston c.1929


Sunday, October 3; 1:30-2:15 PM
High School Park, Elkins Park, PA
Sunday in the Park Series - Jazz dances from 1920's dance halls and speakeasies; Toddle, Charleston, Tango FREE

Eva Brothers and Bob Skiba of MIXED PICKLES tour Japan with the NY Ragtime Orchestra

Sunday, October 24

Monday and Tuesday, October 25, 26

Thursday and Friday October 28, 29

Saturday, October 30

Sunday, October 31

The Conga c.1939


Saturday, December 11th, 2 P.M.
Abington Art Center, Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown PA
Four 1920's dances: Toddle, Blues, Tango and Charleston

Sunday, December 19th, 6 PM
347 Harrison Ave., Elkins Park, PA
MIXED PICKLES annual Holiday party!

From all of us at MIXED PICKLES -
We wish you a happy Holiday Season,
and a joyous and dance filled New Year!

1920's Parisian Tango


Saturday, January 25
Spring Hill, FL
Eva Brothers and Bob Skiba perform with the New York Ragtime Orchestra.

January 28, 29 at 8 PM
Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Eva Brothers, Ruth Parker and Bob Skiba perform "Decades," a new work by Bob Skiba,
as part of the Independent Choreographers' Exchange, a program of the Philadelphia Dance Alliance.


February 8, 7:00 PM
Bala Nursing Home, Philadelphia, PA
A program of popular American jazz dances from the 1920's.

Bob Skiba and the MIXED PICKLES Flappers

MARCH . . . NEW!! Vintage Dance Class Series

Beginning in March MIXED PICKLES will offer a series of three four-week Vintage Dance class sessions. Each month will be devoted to a different period in American social dancing, from 1860 through 1914. We'll end our series with a gala Vintage Ball on Memorial Day weekend.
All classes will be held at the MIXED PICKLES dance studio, 347 Harrison Ave., Elkins Park, PA, on Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. Individual classes are $12 per person, $40 for a series of four. Call 215 782 9131 or email below for information.

March 6
1860's Waltz

March 13
1860's Gallop, Schottische and Polka Variations

March 20
1860's Polka Mazourka

March 21 9 AM- 10:30 AM
Lansdowne Friends' School, Lansdowne, PA
Demonstration and lessons in ragtime and swing dancing.

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Riddle Village, Media, PA
Dancing in the Jazz Era 1920 - 1940.

March 27
1860's Quadrilles


April 3
1890's Two-Step

April 10
1890's Polka Variations

April 11 7:30 PM
Rosemount Presbyterian Village
Dancing in the Jazz Era, 1920 - 1940

April 17
1890's Quadrilles

April 24
1890's Cakewalk

Very special thanks from the children of the
Lansdowne Friends' School, March 21


May 1
Ragtime Animal Dances - Grizzly Bear, Horse Trot, Chicken Scratch

May 8
Ragtime One Step

Ragtime Hesitation Waltz

May 22
Ragtime Tango


July 3, 4 PM - 8 PM
Rittenhouse Sq. Philadelphia, Free
"Philadelphia 1900" Dances for the 4th of July from a century ago.


August 23 5 - 6:30 PM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
"A Night to Remember" Dances from the first class salon of the Titanic.


CALL 215 782 9131.

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