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Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society
Society Act = S-0065552
 The Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society (VIViD) is registered as a non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia.
The original members of the VIVID Society are:

Gordon Pascoe
Doug Singer
JIll Pascoe
Diane Cleary
Graham Gates

Vice President
What do we mean by "Vintage Dance"?
     - ANY form of dance that is no longer "contempory" and the music that is associated with that form of dancing.
     - For example, it is curious that "Rock n' Roll" has now become "vintage". 
     - Ancient Dances, Medieval Dances, Folk Dances and Court dances from Tudor times all the way up to the late 20th Century are all "vintage" dances..
      This includes English Country Dance of long lines and sets, from 1500's to 1815 (and also more recent dances being invented in that style)
      Also the genuine partner dances from the early 1800's onwards, often called "Ballroom Dances".  (1820's - 1970's - and now) Examples are: polka, mazurka, schottische, gavotes, two-steps (marches), rag time dances, tango, one-step, quickstep, foxtrots (fast & slow),  
      There have been different "Dancing Eras" -  Court and/or Peasant Dancing (1500s-1850's), Romantic Era Dances (1840's +), Sequence (1901 +), Ragtime (1895-1925+), Blues Jazz (1912+), Dixie (1910), Swing (1930's+), Rock & Roll (1950's +), and even original Hip Hop of the 1970's. There were other forms of dancing, most importantly Tango and other Latin dances (1890's +) that are thriving today. 

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