January 31, 2008
St. John Vianney School / Dance Demo / Civil War Event
Ten members of our Amherst Museum Victorian Dance Society provided a culminating activity for a day of Civil War studies events at St. John Vianney School in Orchard Park, N.Y.....All the students of St. John's (K-8) were in attendance for the dance demo, the discussion of Civil War Era dress and an opportunity to learn two dances from that Era, ie. the "Jenny Lind" and "The Virginia Reel". Students really enjoyed the chance to get out on the dance floor and experience firsthand the dancing traditions from the 1860's !