The Elegance (And Pleasure) Of Dancing

Apr 28, 2011

When was the last time you danced? Not in the kitchen while preparing dinner, but publicly on a dance floor with loud music, maybe even a partner ...

If you're life is anything like mine, your only dancing these days takes place at weddings, where people gather and dance ironically, as if they are embarrassed to be caught having fun. I’m Mark Oppenheimer, editor of the New Haven Review. Today I’ll be talking about the place of dancing in American culture. From the elegance of partner dancing in the old movies to break dancing in the 1980s to the swing dancing in the 1990s … Where has dancing been in American culture? And where is it headed? Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin. Find Mark on Twitter @markopp1 or visit the New Haven Review. **This originally aired on April 28, 2011**