Cooke and Wagner did more than just stay connected with their own friends, though. Most of the first night of Stonewall. Yes those were grand times. That is pretty freakin awesome being that it is the NORM for any club straight or gay. Being a fan dancer back in the day it was a glorious ending to a perfect weekend of underground dancing at 12 West ,Flamingo and The Saint! September 29, In the English countryside, a garden party sometimes preceded the dance.
A stiff waxed canvas dancing cloth strained over the drawing-room carpet was considered sufficient, rather than taking up the carpet and waxing the floor in preparation for dancing.
The Very Gay and Interesting History of the Almost Lost Tradition of the Sunday Tea Dance
Eventually, this led to everyone sort of dancing on their own. I totally agree that solo dancing has earlier roots than mentioned in the article. Its called Back2Basics Tea Dance, starts at 5pm people dont come till 6 and there is no cover. Thanks for sharing; it helps the younger gay generation like myself gain a better understanding and respect for our culture. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat
The only place in the upper midwest you heard Donna Summer and the like was on CKLW, it was a 50, watt station at on the AM dial out of Windsor, Ontario, serving the Detroit radio market, it was also the only place on the radio dial you heard all of Motown. To be on the softball team and come there after a game was great too. Languages Deutsch Nederlands Edit links. Also, nightlife was moving later and younger. Thanks for writing this article it brought me back to a great time period in my life. Tea dances eventually migrated to Greenwich Village and began attracting younger, less affluent gays. In the United States, since the late 20th century, the term has been broadened to refer to any casual afternoon dance event.