EntertainmentBridgerton Sparks Fervor for Regency-Era Dancing Lessons Among Fans

Bridgerton Sparks Fervor for Regency-Era Dancing Lessons Among Fans

According to a historical⁤ dance instructor based in ‍the UK, the popularity of Regency-era dancing has⁣ seen a notable increase thanks to⁣ shows ⁢like Bridgerton and⁢ various ‍Jane Austen adaptations. Lottie Adcock, who runs ‍a school called​ Dance the Past, ⁣shared that there has been a rise in⁣ students wanting to learn​ the elegant dances seen in these ⁣period dramas, with a noticeable decrease in ⁣the average age‍ of participants.

Adcock mentioned that the portrayal of characters like Mr. ‍Darcy from Pride and Prejudice in both the 1995 BBC TV series ‌and the 2005 movie has sparked ‌an interest in Regency dancing ⁣among viewers.⁤ Additionally,‍ she credits the popular Netflix show Bridgerton for further boosting interest in this historical dance style.

Bridgerton, created by ‍Shonda Rhimes⁣ and‍ based on the books⁢ by Julia Quinn, ‌premiered on Christmas‌ Day ‍in 2020 and​ quickly gained a massive following on ​Netflix. The second season debuted in ⁢March 2022, with the third season ​scheduled for release in May.

The Regency era in British history, which lasted from 1795​ to 1837, was a⁢ period marked ⁤by significant political events such as King ‌George III being deemed unfit ‍to rule, leading to the passing of the Regency Act ⁢of 1811. George, Prince⁣ of Wales, was then⁤ appointed as ​Prince Regent to fulfill royal duties during⁣ this⁤ time.

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