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The 19th century ball that we planned for December 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus. We hope to resume our events in December 2021.

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Until then, we leave you with the following description of last year's 19th century ball. You can be sure that our Dance Mistress, Cathy Stephens, will devise something equally as delightful for when we are able to meet again.

19th Century Time Travelers Ball

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we will be “Time Traveling”, not only back to the 19th century but also back to some of the themed balls that Cathy has devised for us over the past years. You may be traveling to Old Vienna, Paris, Prague, the Orient, or Scotland. You may be dancing with characters from Sherlock Holmes or Alice in Wonderland, or those devised by Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. And perhaps you’ll even meet some gypsies, faeries, or wizards.

Period costumes are encouraged but not required. Dress from any era of the 19th century, as a character from one of our past balls, or anything relating to time. Dances are researched and taught by Dance Mistress, Cathy Stephens.

Music will be provided by Childgrove (Debbie Jackson, Anne Ogren, and Martha Stokely), whose wonderful music has graced many of our balls over the past 30 years!

Learn more about 19th century Ball Etiquette.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Preregistration is preferred.

Pittsfield Grange Hall; 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Road; Ann Arbor, Michigan

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop: Quadrille Sets from Our Past. Featuring select quadrille figures from past ball themes.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Elegant Dancing. Featuring early European dances such as the Polonaise and Regency waltz to the Viennese Waltz of the second half of the 19th century.
7:45 - 11:00 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

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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