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4 days ago

A few memories from the wonderful Returning Heroes ball last weekend! As our only costume-required event of the year, it is a truly magical night to step back into the 1860s. Thank you for dancing with us! ... See MoreSee Less

A few memories from the wonderful Returning Heroes ball last weekend! As our only costume-required event of the year, it is a truly magical night to step back into the 1860s. Thank you for dancing with us!

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Natalie McGregor we have to go to this next time!

Next year's Returning Heroes Ball will be on March 17, 2018. Hope you come!

1 week ago

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Returning Heroes on Saturday! We had a wonderful time dancing with all of you, and hope to share some pictures soon. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We're hard at work preparing for Returning Heroes tomorrow! We hope you'll join us to waltz, quadrille, and polka the cold away! ... See MoreSee Less

Were hard at work preparing for Returning Heroes tomorrow! We hope youll join us to waltz, quadrille, and polka the cold away!

1 month ago

Existing 19th century photographs showing ballroom or other social scenes are rare and incredibly magical. We are so looking forward to Returning Heroes, our only costume-required ball of the year. It is an immersive step back in time into a ballroom like this one! There are still tickets available-we hope you'll join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Existing 19th century photographs showing ballroom or other social scenes are rare and incredibly magical. We are so looking forward to Returning Heroes, our only costume-required ball of the year. It is an immersive step back in time into a ballroom like this one! There are still tickets available-we hope youll join us!

1 month ago

Photos from the Jane Austen Regency Ball. ... See MoreSee Less

Photos from the Jane Austen Regency Ball.

1 month ago

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to join us at the Jane Austen Ball! We greatly enjoyed dancing with you to Lady Jane's Delight! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to join us at the Jane Austen Ball! We greatly enjoyed dancing with you to Lady Janes Delight!

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This is exactly what we looked like.

It was SO fun! Thank you!!

2 months ago

We're so excited for the Regency Ball this weekend! Here's a video from last year of La Boulanger-a dance we know Austen herself did.A Regency Dance ... See MoreSee Less

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I've never seen this version before! Very nice 🙂

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2 months ago

Well, it's been a whirlwind of a year so far! At the start of the 2016-2017 season we ran a Civil War Sewing Series, and now that Returning Heroes is approaching in March we're excited to see some new 1860s gowns on the floor! ... See MoreSee Less

Well, its been a whirlwind of a year so far! At the start of the 2016-2017 season we ran a Civil War Sewing Series, and now that Returning Heroes is approaching in March were excited to see some new 1860s gowns on the floor!

2 months ago

We're in a flurry of activity getting ready for the The Great Gatsby Ball this weekend. We're really looking forward to dancing to the Wolverine Jazz Band! ... See MoreSee Less

Were in a flurry of activity getting ready for the The Great Gatsby Ball this weekend. Were really looking forward to dancing to the Wolverine Jazz Band!

3 months ago

Happy New Year! We look forward to dancing with you all in 2017! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year! We look forward to dancing with you all in 2017!

3 months ago

We had so much fun at Fezziwig's last weekend! Thank you to all who attended! We're looking forward to spending more time in Salem for The Jane Austen Ball and the Regency Intensive Dance Weekend in 2017. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

We had so much fun at Fezziwigs last weekend! Thank you to all who attended! Were looking forward to spending more time in Salem for The Jane Austen Ball and the Regency Intensive Dance Weekend in 2017. We hope to see you there!

4 months ago

Unlike Mr. Scrooge, we are greatly looking forward to the holiday festivities tomorrow! It's going to be a lovely clear night for caroling. ... See MoreSee Less

Unlike Mr. Scrooge, we are greatly looking forward to the holiday festivities tomorrow! Its going to be a lovely clear night for caroling.

4 months ago

Need a holiday gift for a costumer, dancer, Austen, or 1812 enthusiast? Tickets for both our February The Jane Austen Ball and April Regency Intensive Dance Weekend are available now! Both events feature live music, energetic dancing (with lessons), and yummy refreshments. Perfect for giving the gift of time travel! ... See MoreSee Less

Need a holiday gift for a costumer, dancer, Austen, or 1812 enthusiast? Tickets for both our February The Jane Austen Ball and April Regency Intensive Dance Weekend are available now! Both events feature live music, energetic dancing (with lessons), and yummy refreshments. Perfect for giving the gift of time travel!

4 months ago

We're holding a pre-ball Lyceum THIS SUNDAY featuring dances for the upcoming Fezziwig's Ball! If you're already registered for the ball, the class is free--or only $10 if you're not coming to the ball, but still want to try some mid-19th century dancing. Hope to see you there in the holiday spirit! ... See MoreSee Less

Were holding a pre-ball Lyceum THIS SUNDAY featuring dances for the upcoming Fezziwigs Ball! If youre already registered for the ball, the class is free--or only $10 if youre not coming to the ball, but still want to try some mid-19th century dancing. Hope to see you there in the holiday spirit!

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Address for the rehearsal?

4 months ago

We've gotten some snow flurries this week, and it's starting to feel like winter! If you're holiday shopping, tickets are on sale for our 2017 Regency events! ... See MoreSee Less

Weve gotten some snow flurries this week, and its starting to feel like winter! If youre holiday shopping, tickets are on sale for our 2017 Regency events!

4 months ago

Interested in learning some mid-19th century dancing this holiday season? We're hosting a Lyceum on December 4th! The class is free for those with tickets to Fezziwig's ball, and just $10 for anyone who only wishes to attend the class. Beginners welcome! (modern movement clothes are fine, but please no sneakers.)
You can sign up here: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edfuo65o00793b23&oseq&c&ch
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Interested in learning some mid-19th century dancing this holiday season? Were hosting a Lyceum on December 4th! The class is free for those with tickets to Fezziwigs ball, and just $10 for anyone who only wishes to attend the class. Beginners welcome! (modern movement clothes are fine, but please no sneakers.)
You can sign up here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edfuo65o00793b23&oseq&c&ch

4 months ago

We're daydreaming about the warmth, laughter, and energy we see at our balls. Here's a clip of last year's Regency ball, when we danced La Boulanger--one of the only dances that appears by name in Austen's writing. We hope you'll join us for more Regency dancing at The Jane Austen Ball in February 2017!A Regency Dance ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

The Ghost of Christmas Present has spoken, and tickets for this year's Fezziwig's Ball are sold out. We're working on setting up a waitlist so that we can alert people if spaces become available.
In the meantime, registration is also open for The Jane Austen Ball in February--it's another great opportunity to dance at the Salem Old Town Hall!
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The Ghost of Christmas Present has spoken, and tickets for this years Fezziwigs Ball are sold out. Were working on setting up a waitlist so that we can alert people if spaces become available. 
In the meantime, registration is also open for The Jane Austen Ball in February--its another great opportunity to dance at the Salem Old Town Hall!

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Here is the link to the waitlist. We hope that more tickets will become available and we'll be able to let some people off the waitlist and into the ball. events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edgvtc117bb3b84d&oseq&c&ch

Curious as to how deep the waiting list is.

Nooo! :'( and ditto Deb"s question

5 months ago

We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting a Lyceum on December 4th that will cover some of the dances you'll see at Fezziwig's Ball! More details coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Were excited to announce that well be hosting a Lyceum on December 4th that will cover some of the dances youll see at Fezziwigs Ball! More details coming soon.

5 months ago

We hope your weekend is full of merrymaking! Happy Halloween from the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers. (Pictured: colored stereophotograph by Louis-Alfred Habert, 1862-3) ... See MoreSee Less

We hope your weekend is full of merrymaking! Happy Halloween from the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers. (Pictured: colored stereophotograph by Louis-Alfred Habert, 1862-3)

5 months ago

We had a lovely time dancing in Holliston! Saturday included dance classes and a ball in the evening. On Sunday we made hair wreaths or neck stocks in the morning before dancing at tea in the afternoon. What fun! ... See MoreSee Less

We had a lovely time dancing in Holliston! Saturday included dance classes and a ball in the evening. On Sunday we made hair wreaths or neck stocks in the morning before dancing at tea in the afternoon. What fun!

5 months ago

Getting a chill start with a morning accessory-making workshop! Ladies' hair wreaths and Gentlemens' neck stocks. ... See MoreSee Less

Getting a chill start with a morning accessory-making workshop! Ladies hair wreaths and Gentlemens neck stocks.

5 months ago

If you are looking forward to Fezziwig's Ball, this weekend's Civil War Dance event would be a great opportunity to learn dances that will be done at Fezziwig's. Period dress is not required for this weekend, modern party clothes are just as appropriate. The goal is to get everyone comfortable with dances of the mid-nineteenth century and having fun. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are looking forward to Fezziwigs Ball, this weekends Civil War Dance event would be a great opportunity to learn dances that will be done at Fezziwigs. Period dress is not required for this weekend, modern party clothes are just as appropriate. The goal is to get everyone comfortable with dances of the mid-nineteenth century and having fun.

5 months ago

Our 1860s Dance Weekend is coming up in just 6 days! On Sunday morning to give our feet a break from dancing, we'll be making period accessories! We will provide kits with all the materials to make either a lady's hair wreath or gentleman's neck stock. We hope to see you there! Single day tickets and weekend tickets will be on sale through the week. ... See MoreSee Less

Our 1860s Dance Weekend is coming up in just 6 days! On Sunday morning to give our feet a break from dancing, well be making period accessories! We will provide kits with all the materials to make either a ladys hair wreath or gentlemans neck stock. We hope to see you there! Single day tickets and weekend tickets will be on sale through the week.