Jane Austen Birthday Ball

Jane Austen loved to dance, and she was born in December, 1775. What better way to celebrate her birthday than a ball? Our re-enactment of a Regency-era ball features a pre-ball dance workshop, clothing and hair makeover for those needing an outfit for the evening, live music, elegant historical refreshments and door prizes.

No partner or dance experience needed, but the pre-ball basics workshop is prerequisite for those newer to English Country Dancing. The workshop is friendly and fun, no matter what your skill level. All welcome!

Historical clothing optional, but warmly encouraged.


Afternoon -- Clothing and hair session, dance workshop: Trinity St Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St W one block west of Spadina subway.

Evening -- Ball with live music and refreshments: Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave in Yorkville


1-2 -- Regency clothing and hair session for gentlemen and ladies

2-3.30 -- Fun and friendly pre-ball dance workshop (required for dancing at the ball if you are newer to English Country Dancing)

6.30-9 --Dancing by the fire to live music with elegant refreshments, & toasts to the King and door prizes!

More details, registration forms and ticket purchase through the website. Pre-registration is required, and payment can be made either by cheque or electronic transfer.


Ball package (includes both afternoon workshops, ball and refreshments): $55 / $45 students and seniors

Ball-only tickets for experienced English or Scottish Country Dancers (available only by prior arrangement): $25 / $20. If you're not sure where your experience level fits, please check in with me, either by phone or using the e-mail address found on my website.

More information at www.JaneAustenDancing.ca or (416) 578-1031.

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