Jane Austen's Ballroom — Behind the Scenes
Jane Austen's Ballroom — Behind the Scenes Sunday, March 4
An illustrated tea-lecture
1 – 4 pm
Toronto’s First Post Office Museum,
260 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
This lecture, richly illustrated with historical sources, explores the enduring fascination of the ballroom as known to Jane Austen and her contemporaries. How did they find partners? How often did they dance in real life? Did everybody know how to dance? What did it mean to “open the ball”? Are Jane Austen's dance forms still done today?
The lecture will be followed by Q&A, letter-writing with quill pens and sealing wax, then tea and delicious treats to conclude the afternoon. Make sure to bring your address book so that your beautifully folded and sealed letters can be hand-sorted through this historic post office.
Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. Please arrive early to sign in, and note that this event is completely fragrance-free.
$23 / $20 students (all ages), youth and seniors
Registration forms and more details: www.JaneAustenDancing.ca (416) 578-1031