JaneAustenDancing takes you back in time for an elegant night of music, dancing, and fun!
By Stephanie Chow
Have you ever read a fairy tale or watched a movie that featured an extravagant masquerade ball and thought to yourself “I wish I could be there”? Well, your moment has finally arrived.
On February 16th, JaneAustenDancing is hosting the Midwinter Masquerade Ball, an evening dedicated to colourful costumes, cheeky role-play, ballroom dancing, games, door prizes, live music, and era-appropriate refreshments!
Not up-to-date on the out-of-date dance moves? Not a problem. If you are a newbie in English Country Dancing, there is a mandatory afternoon dance workshop (no skills or partner required!) that prepares you for the evening event.
Don’t forget to wear your fabulous masquerade costumes! 18th-century clothing or “ordinary regency” is greatly encouraged, but dancing in modern-day party clothes is fine (albeit boring). Masks are allowed, however they make dancing more difficult, but please no Halloween costumes or cloaks (Batman and Harry Potter were not around until the 20th century).
Where: St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 361 Danforth Avenue, Danforth & Chester
When: February 16, 2013
2pm – Regency clothing and hair session
3-5pm – English Country dance workshop
6:30pm – Dressing bell
8pm – Ball with live music, prizes and costumes!
Student / Senior: $35-40
Cost Info: Lower prices are before midnight on February 9th.
Purchase your tickets by Paypal before February 16th at http://danceweavers.ca/janeausten.html
So sign up and get in character for an event you’re sure to never forget!