Pirates and Sailors Ball

Pirates' and Sailors' Ball

Saturday, February 17

at the historic Heliconian Hall

Jane Austen loved to dance! Our re-enactment of a Regency ball features a pre-ball Regency dance basics workshop, live music, an elegant historic venue with a fire on the hearth, and Austen-era refreshments.

The theme? She had two brothers in the Royal Navy, sailors appeared in her novels Persuasion and Mansfield Park, and we threw in pirates for fun!

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.

Venues

Afternoon -- Pre-ball 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

Schedule

3.30 - 5 -- Fun and friendly pre-ball dance workshop (required for dancing at the ball if you are newer to English Country Dancing)

8 - 10.30 --Dancing by the fire to live music with elegant refreshments and door prizes!

Full details and registration form are on the website. Pre-registration is required, and payment can be made either by cheque or electronic transfer.

Cost

Ball package (includes both afternoon workshops, ball and refreshments): $55 / $50 students and seniors

Ball-only tickets for experienced English or Scottish Country Dancers (available only by prior arrangement): $35 / $30. 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.


Pirates and Sailors Ball

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