The Last Hurrah - Regency, 19th century, Ragtime, Jazz Age and Swing Era dance

A week-long dance and cultural programme, incorporating new material researched in Regency, 19th century, Ragtime, Jazz Age and Swing Era dances. Featuring Richard Powers, from Stanford University's Dance Division, and other workshop leaders from Fly Right Dance Company

Our programme is still being finalised, but here are some key highlights for you:

Sunday 3 August
Evening: Opening Ceilidh. Meet and greet – orientation. Haddington Corn Exchange.
Monday 4 August – Friday 8 August
Mornings (09:30 – 13:00): Dance workshops with Richard Powers and members of the Fly Right Dance. Co. Details of the workshop programme to be finalised, but it will certainly cover new Regency and 19th century material, as well as Ragtime dances,

Afternoon: Various cultural excursions, including a visit to our local distillery at Glenkinchie, and other tourist attractions. One afternoon will be a tea dance – venue yet to be confirmed but looking likely to be in one of the world-famous Spiegeltents which will be at Fringe By The Sea in North Berwick.

Evenings: mostly free time - as it is Edinburgh Festival time, every spare venue is given over to being a venue for shows, so there is not much scope for social dancing at this time of year. However, we’re looking to organise one other social dance event on one evening – possibly another, more formal, ceilidh. It may be that people might like to take in one of the thousands of shows that will be on in Edinburgh in the evenings!

Saturday 9 August 
Morning (09:30 – 13:00) – final workshop session to prepare for the ball.
Lunch and Afternoon – Free time
Evening: Full costumed ball with a Great War theme at Gosford House, seat of the Earl of Wemyss.

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Fly Right Dance Co, East Lothian, Scotland

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
United Kingdom


Richard Powers is a dance historian and instructor for the Stanford University Dance Division. Richard's focus since 1975 has been the research and... read more