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The Ragtime ball that we planned for February 2021 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. We hope to resume our events in December 2021.

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19th Century Ball
Ragtime Ball

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Until then, we leave you with the following description of last year's 19th century ball.

Ragtime CoupleJoin us in celebrating our 30th year of dancing to popular music from 1900 through the 1920s. The dances are easy to do and all levels of dancers are welcome: the pre-ball workshops will get you ready to enjoy the evening.

Cathy Stephens, our Dance Mistress, will lead the dancing. Lively music will be provided by the Huron Valley Serenaders (featuring Jon Milan, Mike Karoub, and Tommy Bogardus). This fantastic combo has thrilled us with their hot renditions of this music for many years.

Period costumes from the early 1900s through the 1920s are encouraged but not required.

Date and Time
Preregistration is preferred.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Basics Workshop: The Best of Ragtime. The basic steps you’ll need for the ball and a chance to practice.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Intermediate workshop: Thirty Years of Happy Dancing! A selection of favorite steps from the Grand Traditions repertoire.
(If you are a Grand Traditions regular and have a favorite step that we’ve done over the years, let Cathy know at itinerantdancemistress@yahoo.ca.)
8:00 p.m. Ball (music starts promptly at 8:00)

Workshops / Classes $10.00 each
Free for those who attend the ball
Ball $30 per person
Includes the pre-ball workshops

Zal Gaz Grotto Club; 2070 West Stadium Boulevard; Ann Arbor, Michigan

A one-hour lunch break is provided between the morning and afternoon workshops. If you plan to attend both workshops, you're welcome to pack a lunch to eat at the hall.

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