Goals: Historically, dances of the theater shared a basic dance vocabulary with the ballroom and country dances. We hope to draw students from the vintage ballroom enthusiasts as well as professional ballet, modern and musical theater dancers to create an atmosphere of discovery and exchange. By offering social and country dances at the workshop the theatrical dance students will be able to experience the rhythms and geometry of these forms. The vintage dance students will be able to see the popular dance forms abstracted into ballet. The mixing of enthusiastic and dedicated social dancers with dancers whose training is focused in theatrical forms creates a fertile ground of self-discovery. Dances of the past are a touchstone for today’s dancers, inspiring them in their performances, creations and teaching. The workshop offers a rare opportunity of synergy between historical periods and popular and theatrical dance styles.