The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is hosting a dance party with a 18th-century twist.
To celebrate the theater company's performances of Jane Austen's classic "Sense and Sensibility," it will host a "Jane Austen Dance Party" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
"Sense and Sensibility" choreographer Bob Sherry will demonstrate and teach a few routines that will be performed during the production.
"We're teaching the dances in the show, and then the audience gets to go down and see the show and they'll see the dances they just worked on," Sherry said.
"This was an era when people's social etiquette was based completely on. You couldn't meet a male or female or person of the opposite sex unless you danced with them. So a person was well-bred if they danced. This was a form of courting. ... People traded partners so you got to know new people," Sherry said.