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CANCELLED: You Should be Dancing - The History of Disco

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ClassGraphic It’s 1970. There is an underground movement afoot that will soon have everyone moving to a strobe-lit, mirror-balled, DJ-spinning dance beat. It will transcend social and cultural barriers, influence politics, media and fashion, and lead to the phenomenon known as Disco. It empowered a wide range of diverse groups, including straight women, Lesbians, biracial gay men, and white working-class youths. Think Saturday Night Fever. Unbelievably, 20,000 discothèques were grooving at the height of the disco boom. Film critic Roger Ebert explained that “disco allowed us to escape the general depression and drabness of the political and musical atmosphere of the seventies.” Using Alice Echols' book Hot Stuff (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010) along with illuminating articles, videos, documentaries, movies, and pulsating music, we will journey through an in-depth lowdown on how the Disco decade evolved — from New York’s NOHO and Hell’s Kitchen to the 1979 anti-disco “Demolition” night at Comiskey Park in Chicago. We will discuss the notable disc jockeys, the infamous Mafia investor backers, the disco artists, and other visionaries who created that unforgettable sound. Dust off those platform shoes and join us for some Disco “Jive Talkin.”

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Gene Gunsberg2.Pamela Radke3.Dorothy Balabanos 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Dorothy Balabanos  ; Pamela Radke  ; Gene Gunsberg 
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