February 10, 2023
6363 W 35th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Irene Castle Chautauqua Performance
Friday, February 10, 2023
Vernon and Irene Castle, the couple that made ragtime dancing not just socially acceptable but downright fashionable. They took a dance frowned upon by respectable society, and transformed it into a stylish hobby for rich and poor, and for the old and young. The Castles enchanted the nation: a married couple who actually showed affection to one another in public! In the years before the silent ?lm industry had taken hold, the Castles laid the groundwork for public fascination with private romance.
The program is monologue in-character, followed ?rst by a question and answer period with “Irene Castle” and then by a question and answer period with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.
A lunch will be served prior to the performance.
Sponsored by Gardens Care Senior Living.