Partner Dance in Film—Where Has it Gone? - 92Y, New York

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Silver Screen Ballroom presents Partner Dancing in Film

Partner Dance in Film—Where Has it Gone?

Heather Gehring and Lou Brockman
Heather Gehring and Lou Brockman

“I haven't seen dancing like this since my mother (Judy Garland) danced with Fred Astaire in the movies”

Liza Minnelli

Where are the brilliant stars of dance, and the graceful images we so loved during Hollywood’s Golden Age? Is it a thing of the past or is it poised and ready to step forward onto center stage?

Partner dance entertainers and educators Heather and Lou give an illustrated overview—with video clips and live dancing demonstrations—of partner dancing in film while helping us to understand what has happened to the form and where it is going.

Heather Gehring

Heather Gehring, originally from Vermont, studied classical ballet with Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet and Hartford Ballet, becoming a professional at age sixteen …

Lou Brockman

Lou Brockman, a Chicago native, began ballroom dancing when he was a young teen …

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