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Rodgers & Hammerstein, Films of Fred Astaire, Music of The 1920s, ‘30s & ‘40s

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Travel to West Virginia’s Blackwater Lodge in the scenic Blackwater Falls State Park to rediscover the influential and wildly popular music of mid-20th century America. Study everything from the hit musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the genre-bending films of Fred Astaire to the upbeat jazz of the Roaring ‘20s. Relive this great era of artistic achievement as experts illuminate the distinct character of an age that gave us masterpieces like “The Sound of Music,” “My Way,” and “Swing Time,” the film musical that cemented Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the pantheon of American dance.


• Experience the musical treasures of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the minds behind some of America’s greatest Broadway musicals like “Oklahoma!” and “The King and I.”
• Witness the dancing brilliance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as you dissect the film musical genre that arose out of the Great Depression.
• Become an expert in the dynamic music of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, from Valentino to Crosby to Frank Sinatra.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Coordinated by BridgeValley Community and Technical College

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
2 Performances


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