Victorian Ball, Bath 6th May 2017
Dance the night away in Victorian finery!
Pass the night away dancing polkas and waltzes, swanning around in ball gowns and tailcoats, sipping drinks, nibbling delicacies from the finger buffet and posing for professional photographs.
The dances will be mostly called and explained by our wonderful Dance Master - Stuart Marsden, and for those who would like a bit more practice there will be dance workshop earlier in the day.
There will be a cash bar at the venue, and a finger buffet ( meat and veg options) will be served mid evening to revive the spirits and body.
Current perks for ticket holders - just as last year, the list will be expanding over the next few months!:
2.American duchess – everything is 10% off from November 1 to April 1. The code is PAvb17 (case sensitive)
Just like in the previous years, to revive us after the ball, we will be meeting at Pump Rooms for breakfast on Sunday( booking a table advisable - most of us is booking for around 10am). The food is amazing, the building spectacular and live classical music playing too - a perfect background for a Victorian matinee:-)
All the updates will be posted both here and in our facebook event
Special offers for ticker holders:
1. We are offering 10% off labour cost on commissions on bal gowns - only 3 places available, please have a look at the bespoke section first!.
2. Dressing History and Kitty Power Costumes offer 10% off labour costs if you commission your ball attire ( women/s only) from them! Limited spaces available, so hurry up and get in touch! Smilarly, for the gents, Pinsent Tailoring offers 10% off as well
I will be testing the patterns and posting reviews and tutorials on my blog to make things even easier.
To help with decisions, a board with Victorian ball fashions for the First bustle era has been set up on Pinterest - Here
The tickets for the ball and the workshop can be purchased in our shop
Jerk chicken with coriander yoghurt
Cod and chips with mushy peas
Leek & Bath Ale rarebit with onion confit
West Country chicken liver parfait with Somerset apple jam
Quickes Cheddar scones with red onion chutney
Mini lemon & raspberry tarts
Coffee & chocolate choux pastries
Special dietary requirements catered for - please leave note when purchasing your ticket, or contact me a month prior to the event.
the dance workshop - 3pm, Assembly rooms
door open at 7 -drinks, photography and socialising
8pm. dancing commences
9.15pm Break for buffet and drinks
10pm dancing continues till 11.30
12.00 Good night.... :-)
We will practice most dances during the workshop, and they will be also explained , and called at the ball -so dont worry about your abilities, just join in, most of them are simple and easy to follow. If you have ever danced at a Georgian or a Regeny ball, Victorian is not that much different:-)
When you receive your tickets, the carnet du bal ( dance card) will be attached, so that you can plan and book the partners ahead:-)
Polonaise and Spanish waltz
Boston 2 Step
Haste to the Wedding
quadrille- Les Graces
Dashing White Sergant
Sir Roger de Coverly
North Downs Waltz
Gallop- Flirtation Finale
Below you will find the files with instructions
links with videos: