1999-2000 Events Calendar
MIXED PICKLES c.1899.
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
Monday, July 12
Bangor Opera House, Bangor, ME
Tuesday, July 13
Wednesday, July 14
Thursday, July 15
Mount Desert Isle High School, Bar Harbor, ME
Friday, July 15
Saturday, July 17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org below for information.
1860's Gallop, Schottische and Polka Variations
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.
1890's Polka Variations
April 11 7:30 PM
Rosemount Presbyterian Village
Dancing in the Jazz Era, 1920 - 1940
Very special thanks from
the children of the
Lansdowne Friends' School, March 21
Ragtime Animal Dances - Grizzly Bear, Horse Trot, Chicken Scratch
Ragtime One Step
Ragtime Hesitation Waltz
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
CALL 215 782 9131.
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"Dengozo; Maxixe" by Ernesto Nazareth, 1914