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6 days ago

Can't wait for more Victoria on MASTERPIECE | PBS? Get in the spirit in October by dancing like the Queen! We're already looking forward to the The Victoria and Albert Ball!-and don't worry, all dances will be taught! ... See MoreSee Less

Cant wait for more Victoria on MASTERPIECE | PBS? Get in the spirit in October by dancing like the Queen! Were already looking forward to the The Victoria and Albert Ball!-and dont worry, all dances will be taught!

 

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I absolutely love the show!

I am THERE...with popcorn! This is the only program I can stay awake for!

2 weeks ago

We're reading some of Queen Victoria's published journals in anticipation of The Victoria and Albert Ball next month. She writes: "A ball was given in honour of my birthday at St James's...I danced in all 8 quadrilles. We came home at 1/2 past 12. I was VERY much amused."

We're looking forward to being equally amused! Want to practice your quadrilling in advance? You can join us for Royal Court Classes starting October 1st!
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Were reading some of Queen Victorias published journals in anticipation of The Victoria and Albert Ball next month. She writes: A ball was given in honour of my birthday at St Jamess...I danced in all 8 quadrilles. We came home at 1/2 past 12. I was VERY much amused.

Were looking forward to being equally amused! Want to practice your quadrilling in advance? You can join us for Royal Court Classes starting October 1st!

2 weeks ago

We're going to be dancing at a steampunk fundraiser for Essex Heritage!

Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch HillOctober 20, 2017, 7:30pmPeirce Farm at Witch HillWind your clock back to the Gilded Age at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce for an unforgettable night!

Come dressed in your favorite steampunk gear and dance the night away with @Commonweath Vintage Dancers. Strike a pose in our Victorian themed photo booth sponsored by the Topsfield Fair. Signature cocktails (one included per guest) devised by and donated by Deacon Giles Distillery. Cash bar (beer & wine).

Get your tickets before time runs out!

-Essex Heritage Member: $40
-Non-Member:$50

This is a fun friend-raiser for Essex Heritage, now celebrating 20 years of preserving and enhancing the unique natural, cultural, and historic places of the region for the benefit of all who live, work, and visit.
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Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch Hill

2 weeks ago

Tomorrow's Schedule:
Meet at the NPS Visitor Center (2 Liberty place, Salem) between 1:30 and 2:00 pm
Regency Promenade from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Everyone on their own for supper (Salem has great restaurants)
Regency Ball with music by Gotham Carnival at Old Town Hall (just off Front Street, Salem) from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
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Tomorrows Schedule:
Meet at the NPS Visitor Center (2 Liberty place, Salem) between 1:30 and 2:00 pm
Regency Promenade from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Everyone on their own for supper (Salem has great restaurants)
Regency Ball with music by Gotham Carnival at Old Town Hall (just off Front Street, Salem) from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

 

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I may be joining the promenade late, is there a tentative route in case I need to catch up?

We will likely walk down Hawthorne Blvd to Derby Steet, then past the Custom House and down the wharf. Back to Essex Street and walk through the pedestrian area and further down Essex to Cambridge St. We'll end at the little park opposite 9 Chestnut Street.

3 weeks ago

The weather report says we'll have a pleasant day on Saturday. Join us for a Regency promenade! Then have supper in one of Salem's many charming restaurants before attending the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball. ... See MoreSee Less

The weather report says well have a pleasant day on Saturday. Join us for a Regency promenade! Then have supper in one of Salems many charming restaurants before attending the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball.

3 weeks ago

Just one week until the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and Promenade! Have you reserved your ticket yet? ... See MoreSee Less

Just one week until the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and Promenade! Have you reserved your ticket yet?Image attachment

3 weeks ago

What's the difference between the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and the Jane Austen Ball? They both have dancing from the time of Jane Austen, high spirits, and yummy refreshments. They're both welcoming and fun. The difference is that one is sooner and the other is later. ... See MoreSee Less

Whats the difference between the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and the Jane Austen Ball? They both have dancing from the time of Jane Austen, high spirits, and yummy refreshments. Theyre both welcoming and fun. The difference is that one is sooner and the other is later.

3 weeks ago

Coming on September 9! Dance like Marriane Dashwood or Colonel Brandon in an evening of lively country dances and elegant figured waltzes. Expert teaching and prompting from Antonia Pugliese will have everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor. We will serve delicious refreshments and there will be a chance to socialize and make new friends during the intermission – just watch out for Mr. Willoughby. He’s a bit of a cad.
Historically accurate clothing from 1795-1815 will be much admired, but it is not required. Modern clothes or thrift store finds that are evocative of the period are also appropriate. This ball is perfect for beginners.
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Coming on September 9! Dance like Marriane Dashwood or Colonel Brandon in an evening of lively country dances and elegant figured waltzes. Expert teaching and prompting from Antonia Pugliese will have everyone enjoying themselves on the dance floor. We will serve delicious refreshments and there will be a chance to socialize and make new friends during the intermission – just watch out for Mr. Willoughby. He’s a bit of a cad. 
Historically accurate clothing from 1795-1815 will be much admired, but it is not required. Modern clothes or thrift store finds that are evocative of the period are also appropriate. This ball is perfect for beginners.

 

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This looks like a blast!

3 weeks ago

Save the Date! Here are our upcoming events. Registration is open for events until the end of December. Registration for The Great Gatsby Ball opens on October 1. ... See MoreSee Less

Save the Date! Here are our upcoming events. Registration is open for events until the end of December. Registration for The Great Gatsby Ball opens on October 1.

 

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Where is the location of the April 2018 weekend?

This sounds like so much fun!!!!

3 weeks ago

Tickets are on sale now! Link to reservation page:

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Fezziwig's BallDecember 9, 2017, 6:00pmOld Town Hall SalemTickets are on sale now!

You are cordially invited to attend Fezziwig’s Ball, an unforgettable evening of dance and merriment from the era of Dickens!

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a lantern procession through the streets of Salem. Join us in singing 19th century carols before returning to the hall for hot cider. Dancing will commence at 7:00pm. Lavish refreshments will be served at the intermission.

The evening will include easy set dances which will be taught during the evening, interspersed with waltzes and polkas for couples. Learn Victorian favorites like Pop Goes the Weasel and Sir Roger de Coverly. Interspersed with these will be elegant couple dances such as the waltz and polka.

Costume from the lifetime of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) or modern evening dress is requested.
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Fezziwigs Ball

 

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Kat Cote we should go to this one 🙂 you would need to get a dress for it tho!

3 weeks ago

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, SEPTEMBER 1ST!

You are cordially invited to attend Fezziwig’s Ball, an unforgettable evening of dance and merriment from the era of Dickens! Fezziwig's Ball will be on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a lantern procession through the streets of Salem. Join us in singing 19th century carols before returning to the hall for hot cider. Dancing will commence at 7:00pm. Lavish refreshments will be served at the intermission.

The ball will include easy set dances which will be taught during the evening, interspersed with waltzes and polkas for couples.

Costume from the lifetime of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) or modern evening dress is requested.
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Tickets go on sale tomorrow, SEPTEMBER 1ST!

You are cordially invited to attend Fezziwig’s Ball, an unforgettable evening of dance and merriment from the era of Dickens! Fezziwigs Ball will be on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a lantern procession through the streets of Salem. Join us in singing 19th century carols before returning to the hall for hot cider. Dancing will commence at 7:00pm. Lavish refreshments will be served at the intermission.

The ball will include easy set dances which will be taught during the evening, interspersed with waltzes and polkas for couples.

Costume from the lifetime of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) or modern evening dress is requested.

 

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What is the date of this event?

Oops, it 's Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Would love to go. 🙂

Margo Mantini Flavin

4 weeks ago

We're not quite ready for winter, but luckily the Ghost of Christmas Future fits right in with the Halloween spirit... The ghost is here to remind you that tickets for Fezziwig's Ball go on sale THIS FRIDAY, 9/1! ... See MoreSee Less

Were not quite ready for winter, but luckily the Ghost of Christmas Future fits right in with the Halloween spirit... The ghost is here to remind you that tickets for Fezziwigs Ball go on sale THIS FRIDAY, 9/1!

 

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Any recommendations on where to find a costume

Heather Hogan

4 weeks ago

We're hosting Salem's first Regency Promenade in just two weeks! Do you have your ticket for the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and Promenade yet? ... See MoreSee Less

Were hosting Salems first Regency Promenade in just two weeks! Do you have your ticket for the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball and Promenade yet?

 

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Jennifer Ferrier this is what I would love!!

1 month ago

August is still just beginning, but we're already looking forward to Autumn events...and registration is now open! You can buy tickets to the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball, The Victoria and Albert Ball, and Royal Court Classes through links in each event or by visiting vintagedancers.org ... See MoreSee Less

August is still just beginning, but were already looking forward to Autumn events...and registration is now open! You can buy tickets to the Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball, The Victoria and Albert Ball, and Royal Court Classes through links in each event or by visiting vintagedancers.org

2 months ago

In honor of #NationalDanceDay, we're recollecting balls and classes from years past. We're looking forward to another season of lively dancing, yummy refreshments, and good friends-we hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We had beautiful weather and appreciative audiences at Georges Island on Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We had a lovely ball at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts last Saturday night. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We'll be opening ticket sales for our Fall Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball, Royal Court Classes, and The Victoria and Albert Ball very soon! We're looking forward to a full 2017-2018 season. ... See MoreSee Less

Well be opening ticket sales for our Fall Sense and Sensibility in Salem Ball, Royal Court Classes, and The Victoria and Albert Ball very soon! Were looking forward to a full 2017-2018 season.

 

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Now THAT is a ball card!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Join us for an immersive evening in the mid-19th century as an exclusive member of Victoria and Albert's Royal Court!

This event is for three dance classes (10/1, 10/8, 10/15) offered as part of the Royal Court package for the Victoria and Albert Ball (tiny.cc/vnaball).

For this event, we are offering a unique chance to be immersed in the 19th century! Royal Court tickets provide:

-three dance classes in advance of the ball
-announced entrance at the ball by our liveried master of ceremonies
-a court sash and Royal Order medal to wear for the evening and take home as a souvenir from the event
-the opportunity to perform a quadrille at the ball (learned in advance)

Royal Court ticket holders will attend three classes in advance of the ball on October 1, 8, 15 at our studio in Waltham, MA. During these classes, courtiers will learn some basic ballroom dancing. They will also learn and rehearse a complete quadrille with the support of dancers from CVD. At the ball, courtiers will perform the quadrille they have practiced to earn a Royal Order. Being a courtier is supposed to be fun. We hope that our courtiers will look forward to performing at the ball. If a courtier chooses to forgo the performance for any reason we will provide a substitute to dance in their place.

If you have questions about your Royal Court ticket, reach out to us at query@vintagedancers.org.

Royal Court Dance ClassesOctober 1, 2017, 6:00pmWaltham, MATICKETS NOW ON SALE! Join us for an immersive evening in the mid-19th century as an exclusive member of Victoria and Albert's Royal Court!

This event is for three dance classes (10/1, 10/8, 10/15) offered as part of the Royal Court package for the Victoria and Albert Ball (tiny.cc/vnaball).

For this event, we are offering a unique chance to be immersed in the 19th century! Royal Court tickets provide:

-three dance classes in advance of the ball
-announced entrance at the ball by our liveried master of ceremonies
-a court sash and Royal Order medal to wear for the evening and take home as a souvenir from the event
-the opportunity to perform a quadrille at the ball (learned in advance)

Royal Court ticket holders will attend three classes in advance of the ball on October 1, 8, 15 at our studio in Waltham, MA. During these classes, courtiers will learn some basic ballroom dancing. They will also learn and rehearse a complete quadrille with the support of dancers from CVD. At the ball, courtiers will perform the quadrille they have practiced to earn a Royal Order. Being a courtier is supposed to be fun. We hope that our courtiers will look forward to performing at the ball. If a courtier chooses to forgo the performance for any reason we will provide a substitute to dance in their place.

If you have questions about your Royal Court ticket, reach out to us at query@vintagedancers.org.
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Royal Court Dance Classes

 

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Oh how I wish I could spend a month of Sundays in MA so I could do this!

I'm going to show this to my daughter. She will be very interested.

2 months ago

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Join CVD in recreating a royal ball from Victoria and Albert's happy years together. Step into the mid-19th century for an evening of elegant dancing, delightful music, and delicious refreshments fit for a Queen!

Music will be provided by the Ad-Hoc Waltz and Quadrille Band, with prompting by Barbara Menard Pugliese

All dancing during the event will be taught, with the exception of the first quadrille of the evening which will be performed by the Royal Court.

We are so excited to invite you to this magical evening!

Evening dress from the years of Victoria and Albert's marriage, 1840-1861, or modern evening dress. A black dress suit is appropriate for men, though a dress military uniform or court dress would be super-extra spiffy. A ball gown from the years 1840-1861 is appropriate for women, and extra jewelry and tiaras would take your ensemble to the next level. If you don't have period clothing, a dark suit for men or floofy long skirt for women will serve you very well.

The Victoria and Albert BallOctober 21, 2017, 7:00pmHolliston Town HallTICKETS NOW ON SALE! Join CVD in recreating a royal ball from Victoria and Albert's happy years together. Step into the mid-19th century for an evening of elegant dancing, delightful music, and delicious refreshments fit for a Queen!

Music will be provided by the Ad-Hoc Waltz and Quadrille Band, with prompting by Barbara Menard Pugliese

All dancing during the event will be taught, with the exception of the first quadrille of the evening which will be performed by the Royal Court.

We are so excited to invite you to this magical evening!

Evening dress from the years of Victoria and Albert's marriage, 1840-1861, or modern evening dress. A black dress suit is appropriate for men, though a dress military uniform or court dress would be super-extra spiffy. A ball gown from the years 1840-1861 is appropriate for women, and extra jewelry and tiaras would take your ensemble to the next level. If you don't have period clothing, a dark suit for men or floofy long skirt for women will serve you very well.
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The Victoria and Albert Ball

 

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Margo Mantini Flavin, Karen Turvey

2 months ago

Do you miss the Fourth of July already? Keep your spirits up. The Patriotic Summer Ball is coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you miss the Fourth of July already? Keep your spirits up. The Patriotic Summer Ball is coming soon.