Autumn with Austen: Kentucky Shakespeare Dance Workshop

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Cold Spring branch as we discuss the classics! This month, learn all about popular dances during Jane Austen’s time.

Similar to last year’s Shaking Up Shakespeare series, Autumn with Austen is a short program series taking place at the Cold Spring branch, where we will Shake Up the ways in which you view this piece of classic literature. Austen’s works are timeless and have been the inspiration for many of our favorite modern-day tales. Join us each month as we explore Austen’s works through a classroom-style discussion, theatrical workshop, and a Victorian-era tea party!


This month, Kentucky Shakespeare joins us to lead a Renaissance Dance workshop. Learn and perform the popular social dances of the past including the Pavane, Gathering Peascods, and more!


About the Performers:

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Shakespeare serves communities through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, education programs for schools, public performances, and community outreach programs. Currently in its 62nd season, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park is the longest-running free, non-ticketed Shakespeare festival in the United States. As the most comprehensive in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth, Kentucky Shakespeare serves schools throughout the region with interactive educational programming directly tied to academic standards, helping impact student achievement. Our many community programs explore conflict resolution, empathy building, and communication, in a range of settings from preschools to senior centers.

To learn more about Kentucky Shakespeare, visit their website.


Where can I read Jane Austen’s works?

You can find Jane Austen’s many works in our collection, both in physical and digital formats! Search by specific title or by author in the library’s catalog to place items on hold.

Some of Austen’s works are always available in our digital collection! Visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound and log in with your library card number, or search for her titles in the Libby by Overdrive app! If you have never used Libby or Kentucky Libraries Unbound and are unsure how to get started, visit any of our branches to speak with an Information Services staff member for assistance.

Jane Austen completed only six official works during her lifetime, two of which were published after her death. She also authored two unfinished novels and her ‘Juvenilia’ stories. To view a complete list of Austen’s works, please visit


This event is open to all ages.

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Age Range:   All Ages

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Registration opens Friday, August 30th, 2024
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