A VICTORIAN TWELFTH NIGHT BALL
(The Dickens Fair Reunion Ball)
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Alameda Elks Lodge
Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:45p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00 at the door
Dance, sing, and play at the season's loveliest old-fashioned
holiday party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig from Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol. Bangers and
Mash, the Bay Area's most irresistible country dance band,
will play a variety of Viennese and rotary waltzes, polkas, mazurka
waltzes, schottisches, the Lancers, reels, and other set dances
popular in the early and mid-19th century. As usual, all set dances
will be taught or called and partners are not required. Indeed,
introductions to partners will be cheerfully provided!
Suggested costume is evening or day dress from 1837 through 1870
(the heyday of Dickens' literary career), any class. Modern evening
dress is, as always, a completely acceptable substitute for period
costume, and there is no dress code for the evening. Ladies, if
you're wearing a ball gown or evening gown, please be sure to bring
a wrap since the ballroom will be cold before the dancing starts.
Once we start dancing, the ballroom warms up beautifully!
Intermission entertainment includes an interactive performance by
the Peerless Music Hall and a special performance by our guest of
honour, Mr. Charles Dickens. As usual, there will be other special
guests at the ball, including a number of Mr. Dickens' most popular
The event also features a no-host (cash) bar, a light Olde English
snack buffet, and a sing-along Hallelujah Chorus!
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