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Spend an evening in the spirit realm as we waltz through the cosmos in a dreamy ether of our own devising. Join your fellow mages and mystics, fairies and elves in an evening of dancing old Victorian dances and perhaps some new figures that have suddenly made their presence known. You may even encounter some ghosts from the past!

We encourage 19th century ball attire or that of of a wielder of magic, a mystic, a denizen of the “faerie” world — or even a ghost of balls past. (Period or thematic costumes are encouraged but not required.)

You will be transported by music provided by Debbie Jackson, Anne Ogren, and Martha Stokely (a.k.a. Childgrove).

All levels of dancers are welcome. Dances will be taught at the workshops and led at the ball by Dance Mistress (and Terpsichorian Oracle), Cathy Stephens.

Preregistration is preferred.
Learn more about 19th century Ball Etiquette.

Date
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Schedule
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop: Set Dances from the Mists of Time. When the mists clear, the figures will be revealed and then we can practice the set dances to be done at the ball. For all levels of dancers.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Ghosts of Balls Past. Featuring some of those strangely familiar steps of popular dances from past Grand Traditions Balls, including Esmeralda, Hongroise, and Varsouvienne.
7:45 - 11:00 p.m. Ball (music starts promptly at 8:00)

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

Place
Pittsfield Grange Hall; 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Road; 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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