About Us

Atlanta Historic Dance delivers a unique performance experience. Dancers perform researched, period correct dances while modeling the latest fashions of the era. Let us help you create an unforgettable experience for your next event. We offer programs in a variety of dance styles from the 16 th century through the mid-20th century. We bring history alive and are the only group in Atlanta that offers this kind of entertainment.  Some of the most popular themes are the Roaring 20's, Masquerade Ball, Regency, Mid-Victorian and the fabulous Swing dance era!

 

Past performances

High Museum of Art

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Atlanta History Center

Margaret Mitchell House

Wren's Nest

Zoo Atlanta

Inman Park Arts Festival

Dekalb History Center

Northeast Ga. History Center

Barrington Hall

Roswell Historical Society

Anachrocon

Historic Camden

Ga. Independence Day Festival

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History of Atlanta Historic Dance

My name is Kat Nagar and I am the director of Atlanta Historic Dance.  I love to perform, teach and choreograph historic dance.  I'm also a historic costumer and create some of the costumes you'll see in performance. 

I was a classically trained dance for 17 years who discovered historic dance at Ga. State University.  I performed with the Georgian Dancer for three years and continued my studies at Stanford's Baroque Music and Dance Workshop and with Consort de Dance Baroque in London, England.   I studied and performed Mid-Victorian dance with the Stately Vintage Dancers and took over the group, for a while, when the director retired.  I  have attended workshop covering other eras and have been lucky enough to perform with many performance groups such as History Now, Triple Step Studios, the Atlanta Jazz Preservation Society, Down South Swing and Big City Burlesque and Vaudeville.

 

My dance partner, Chris Wilson, and I met at one of those workshops and we started Atlanta Baroque Dance in 1998 to focus on performances of 17th and 18th-century court and country dance.  I started Atlanta Historic Dance in 2010 to offer performances from the 1500’s up through the 1960’s.

 

 

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