Although Dance Masters through the centuries left us records of the dances from their times, very few people today have the knowledge and training to decipher these dance notations. Through years of researching original sources and deciphering multiple languages, Dance Through Time has created original musical perfomances that give audiences the unique opportunity to see the dances, the costumes and the traditions of western cultures from the past 500 years.
The Company performs year-round in concerts, special events, master classes, lecture-demonstrations and residencies. Dance Through Time has received international recognition for its loving attention to authenticity, stringent artistic standards, and critically-acclaimed performances. Arts in Education programs, video archives and modern notation preserves the Company's work for future generations. Dance Through Time's recent milestones include its 12th national tour and a recent performance in San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade.
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Carol Teten, the founder of Dance Through Time, specializes in the past and present dances from Western Culture. As a noted dance historian with a contemporary vision, Ms. Tten used her research and personal collection of over 700 volumes of rare dance manuscripts, journals, books and film clips to create the Company's repertoire of five full act productions and over twenty-five one-act shows. She also built Dance through Time's 500-plus historical fashions from her private collection.
Well known for her expertise in historical dance, Ms. Teten is called upon by dance scholars internationally for consultations and demonstrations. She has lectured at the invitation of: the Society of Dance History Scholars at Harvard University in Boston, Goucher College in Baltimore, University of California in Los Angeles, and the First International Movement Notation Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has taught internationally, including master classes at: The Drama Studio in London, Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, San Francisco Ballet, American Conservatory Theatre and Stanford University.
Joseph Copley: Company Manager/ Dancer
Carlos Venturo: Artistic Director/ Dancer
Tegan Schwab: Dancer
Katherine Wells: Dancer
Linda Schanfein: Executive Director
What to Expect
Through original musical performances, Dance Through Time gives audiences the unique opportunity to see the dances, the costumes, and the traditions of western cultures from the past 500 years.
Designing unique performances for all kinds of corporate events, Dance Through Time can highlight a specific time period or feature dances from a variety of eras, while our elaborate period costumes can elegantly enhance the ambiance.
From a single song to an evening length production, Dance Through Time can develop something to meet your needs. Dance Through Time draws on over 20 years of experience in Social Dance from a 1700's Minuet to 1920's Charleston to 1970's Disco to today's resurgence of Lindy Hop.
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Our professional dance instructors teach numerous classes that include swing, salsa, waltz, tango, line-dancing, and foxtrot.
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Past Booked Dates:
04-28-2012 — 111 Minna Gallery
04-25-2012 — Celebrate!
04-05-2012 — Celebrate!
01-11-2012 — Celebrate!
12-31-2011 — New Year's Eve Celebration with San Francisco Symphony
12-03-2011 — "Deck The Halls" with San Francisco Symphony
12-31-2010 — Waltzing With The SF Symphony
12-31-2009 — Waltzing With The SF Symphony
09-29-2007 — Mozart Birthday Celebration, Napa Valley Opera House
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Halloween Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Parade, Quinceañera, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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