Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding a Victorian Ball this year in 2021. The next Victorian Ball is scheduled for Jan 29, 2022.
The 17th Annual Victorian Ball
The last Vicorian Ball was on Leap Day - Saturday, February 29th, 2020- Carrboro Century Center [directions]
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
by: David DiGiuseppe, Dean Herington, & Mara Shea
Instruction and calling by Dawn & Chris Imershein
What is a Victorian Ball?
Go back in time to the mid-1800s and experience dances from the Victorian Era.
No prior experience is necessary. Half of the dances are country dances, which are taught
and called (similar to contra dances). Interspersed between the country dances are period
couple dances like the Waltz, Polka and Schottische.
But I don't have a partner! No Problem! Come by yourself or bring one or more friends (the more the merrier!) We incorporate some dance mixers into the evening to help you get to know folks and most regular dancers are used to dancing with many different people. Mingling is the norm, not the exception!
But I don't have any formal wear? Doesn't matter! You'll see some dancers in Victorian costume, but
many women will simply wear a prom gown or a nice dress; men, nice
pants and dress shirt. And since this is a ball, we request no
T-shirts or jeans. Check out our website FAQs for good suggestions on
what to wear.
But I don't know those dances? Not to worry - No experience needed!
There are dances at the ball for everyone, beginners and intermediate dancers alike! We teach and walk through the country dances, so everyone can participate. Half the ball is dedicated to country dances and the other half are couple dances. We also offer classes the month before the ball and a class the day of the ball to prepare (but you don't need a lesson to enjoy the ball).
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
Triangle Dance Studio
2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham / RTP (directions)
Practice the basics of country dancing, plus a quick introduction to waltz!
Pre-Ball lesson: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, 1:15-3:15 pm
This class is FREE for anyone purchasing a ball ticket!!
$30 / door* for everyone
$40 / sponsor level
$25 / person pre-reg postmarked by 2/20/2020 or pay with paypal
$20 / student (under 25) pre-reg postmarked by 2/20/2020
$15 / children under 12 pre-reg postmarked by 2/20/2020 (w/paying adult or student)
*At-The-Door: cash or checks only (no credit-cards or PayPal)
Make checks out to Triangle Vintage Dance and mail to: 5016 NC Hwy 86, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Pre-registrations must be post marked no later than Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
Please fill out the registration form.
For PayPal payments on student rates, please email info@TriangleVintageDance.com Note that we don't send out tickets, rather your name will be on a roster at the door.
Admission at the door will be $30/person. Cash or checks ok, no credit cards at the door.
If you have any questions about the ball, please don't hesitate to contact us! call (919) 9-DANCE-2 [932-6232], email us or view the
Carpools can be arranged from Duke & UNC. Email Dawn for more info.