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This 19th century ball features exciting dances and music from the castles and villages of Central and Eastern Europe. Dances include the Polonaise and Varsouvienne from Poland, Czech polka and Csardas from Hungary, and a variety of quadrilles and other 19th century set dances.

Period costumes or thematic costumes are encouraged but not required. In the style of the popular fancy dress balls of the late 19th century, you can come as a prince or princess from the castle, an old world villager, or a fictional character from European folk tales.

Dances are researched and taught by Dance Mistress Cathy Stephens. Music will be provided by Debbie Jackson, Anne Ogren and Susan Lazar.

All levels of dancers are welcome. Be sure to attend the pre-ball workshops during the day, where Cathy Stephens will teach you the basic steps you’ll need to dance all night.

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

Date
Saturday, December 11, 2016

Schedule
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop: European Dances, Set Dances, and Etiquette - Learn several of the dances that will be featured at the ball, including the Polonaise, Csardas, Prince Imperial Quadrille, and a few mazurka waltz steps. For all levels of dancers.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Village Varieties and Bohemian National Polka - Here's your chance to practice the figures for the Village Varieties Quadrille and the ever popular Bohemian National Polka.
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

Location
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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