History Of The Bottle Dance, In Honor Of Pat Pierson

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Imagine a long row of dancers, hands interlocked and arms held at an unshakeable ninety-degree angle. As the unmistakable strains of the “Wedding Dance” from Fiddler on the Roof swell, the line moves forward as one. Step. Drag. Step. With the lock of each passing step, the crowd grows nearer to a fever pitch.

For fans of the Santa Clara Vanguard, it’s not hard to conjure images of the Bottle Dance. There are few drum corps moments as recognizable and beloved.

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Posted by on Sunday, September 5th, 2021. Filed under Current News, DCI World.