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Opera House and American National Bank
Dances in this 1900 opera house in Pensacaola, Florida, were traditional group and partner dances like quadrilles and waltzes

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The Metropolitan Opera House Opened in New York
October 22, 1883

Historically, opera houses have served a variety of functions in towns and cities across the country, hosting community dances, fairs, plays, and vaudeville shows as well as operas and other musical events. Since 1966, the Metropolitan Opera Association has made its home at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. There you can hear opera vocalists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Cecilia Bartoli; on other nights, the Lincoln Center hosts plays, ballet, symphony orchestras, and other types of performances. Ask older relatives if they ever went to dances at their local opera house.
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