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Swinging through American History by Mark Matthews Dec. 12


December 6, 2017 | View PDF

MDHC announces Swinging through American History with historian and author Mark Matthews on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the MonDak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave SE, Sidney. Mark will take you back to the ballrooms, taverns, juke joints, honky tonks and dance emporiums of the past as he explains the manner in which American dancing evolved with certain social changes–and, how certain dances stimulated changes in American social life. The spectrum of historic dances runs from the colonial English country dance to the French quadrille to the American square dance and the waltz; plus modern movements such as the one-steps, the Charleston, Lindy hop, mambo, twist and disco. Be ready to get adventurous and out of your chair and onto your feet to experience the joy of movement as Mark’s interactive program includes vintage videos, music, and the opportunity to dance! Swinging through American History is the second half of our Hometown Humanities Sidney December double-header of interesting and entertaining music and history! This program is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by Humanities Montana, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact MDHC at (406) 433-3500 or visit


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