To Move in Measure
Jack & Elaine Whitehorn Memorial Library, Caledon Victoria City, Second Life
Ward cataloger Andrea Cawelti provides a glimpse into the social dance world of the 19th century, under her Second Life nom de plume Leslie Weston. Using primary sources from the John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection at Houghton Library, she illustrates the period of immense change in the ballrooms of Europe and America. Dance orchestras were no longer the prerogative of royal courts, and dance became a vital social pastime of all classes. Complicated choreographed group dances gave way to intimate couple dances like the waltz, and courting was never the same. The exhibit comes down on March 31, but in the meantime interested Second Life residents can visit the Whitehorn Library in Second Life by following this SURL.