Newport Vintage Dance Week Part VII: Glen Manor Continued

TNG: What more can I say?

At the very end of my first post about the Ragtime evening event at Glen Manor, I had just shared with you our series of pictures of the “young set” spelling out our most recent acronym: TNG. You’ll have to read the captions in the pictures of the that post to see what it stands for, because this post is moving on to pictures of the Ragtime ball. Before I start on pictures, I just have to share that this ball had the most fantastic food catered for our dinner. I don’t know what company catered it, unfortunately, but it was spectacular and delicious! We all ate generous first and second helpings and were super full… but it was SO good!

The light was fading as we returned from our adventures down by the water and on the dock… This is the back side of Glen Manor with the lights on in the downstairs rooms and the twilight sky behind.

The orchestra for the night. I believe this is the New River Orchestra.

The doors were thrown wide open to the patio and gardens, which allowed for picturesque viewing of the dancers.

This was one of the venues in which the dancers progressed through a series of small-ish rooms.

It was fun to look in and watch people dance. Because they were traveling through different rooms there were always new people to watch.

There were lots of really beautiful gowns to admire.

Dancers in the main ballroom.

The interior of one of the beautiful rooms.

The fabulous red carpeted staircase. Not quite as grand as Rosecliff or Ochre Court, but still beautiful.

Most members of TNG lounging on the stairs.

One of our faithful cameramen caught lounging without a camera in hand!

None of the young set danced very much, but there were a few times we stood up and danced. This is one of them.

And another, blurry, picture of members of the young set actually dancing.

Photographic proof the Scott the Portsmouth Policeman danced (and with one of our own young set–as well as many other dancers).

On the left is Scott the Policeman. Elsewhere are other wonderfully dressed dancers.

We may not look like we’re dancing, but we had just finished a tango. One of the few times the young set danced.

We did get up to dance the Charleston!

And we basically had the room to ourselves, which meant we could be super silly!

A silly Charleston figure called something like “shine your shoes.”

Charleston in a line. A TNG favorite.

The traditional TNG “raise the roof” Charleston! (It’s like patting your head and rubbing your stomach… to Charleston while raising the roof! You should try it!)

Follow the leader. Now everyone is doing the “raise the roof” Charleston!

Double trouble! We caught one of our TNG faithful photographers and Bill Cunningham in the same picture!

I believe at least some of us are doing the “flying Charleston” in this picture.

Yay! We Charleston-ed!

We’re all laughing and smiling! Doesn’t it look like a wonderful time? Don’t you just want to jump in the photo and join us?

Two fabulous TNG-ers.

The fearless leader of TNG and the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers. What a fabulous fan! Doesn’t it just scream for sillyness?

Well, here you go! Sillyness! (Can you tell that it’s her tail? Like a peacock?)

Okay, I’m not actually asleep… but the stairs were a pretty comfy place to relax… Clearly, it is nearing bed time.

“Follow the moon path!” I said, knowing you can’t actually follow the moon path over the water. It’s a good metaphor for life though, to follow your dreams.

Last view of Glen Manor that night, with the lights on and the rising moon. So lovely!

Final tally: 72 pictures between 2 posts out of a total of 1,266 pictures total for this event. Not bad, I say.

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Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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