Commonwealth Vintage Dancers Facebook Posts

1 week ago

Fezziwig's Ball is happening! We are keeping an eye on the weather. If the governor were to call a snow emergency, and tell people to stay off the roads, we would cancel the event -- but that is unlikely to happen. We expect the snow to fall over a long period, so the road crews will be able to keep up with it. Salem is very good with street plowing and keeping parking spaces clear. ... See MoreSee Less

Fezziwigs Ball is happening! We are keeping an eye on the weather. If the governor were to call a snow emergency, and tell people to stay off the roads, we would cancel the event -- but that is unlikely to happen. We expect the snow to fall over a long period, so the road crews will be able to keep up with it.  Salem is very good with street plowing and keeping parking spaces clear.

 

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Some people are traveling quite a distance to get there.... It's not just the streets of Salem that we are concerned about!

I think I am going to need to stay in as I am driving one hour and 15 minutes away from there. Maybe I can come to another ball in exchange 🙂

As much as I hate to miss this I just turned around to head home. 90 between Sturbridge and Worcester is pretty wicked.

Too dangerous for us to make the trip, its too bad, we were really looking forward to it 🙁

This storm has definitely become significant.

Great evening! CVD does such a great job! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication! Happy Holidays 🎄♥️

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2 weeks ago

There are photos from the Dickens Christmas Ball in Worcester on their Facebook page. Here are some of our favorites and you can see the rest at The Dickens' Christmas Ball ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Give the gift of time travel this holiday season! Tickets to the Jane Austen Ball are on sale now. ... See MoreSee Less

Give the gift of time travel this holiday season! Tickets to the Jane Austen Ball are on sale now.

2 weeks ago

Thanks, Chelsea Dill, for sending this photo! We had a very happy day performing at the The House of the Seven Gables and here is the proof!Saw some familiar CVD faces on the House of Seven Gables newsletter! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks, Chelsea Dill, for sending this photo! We had a very happy day performing at the The House of the Seven Gables and here is the proof!

2 weeks ago

Just one week until Fezziwig's Ball! We're polishing our bells for caroling...we hope you'll join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Just one week until Fezziwigs Ball! Were polishing our bells for caroling...we hope youll join us!

2 weeks ago

Members of the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers will be leading dancing at the Dickens Christmas Ball in Worcerster tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

Members of the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers will be leading dancing at the Dickens Christmas Ball in Worcerster tomorrow!

 

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Sheryl Farrelly look what I just found! Xxx

3 weeks ago

This is going to be such a wonderful holiday season! Our sold-out Fezziwig's Ball is in less than two weeks. Before then, members of CVD will be leading the dancing at the Dickens Christmas Ball in Worcester. ... See MoreSee Less

This is going to be such a wonderful holiday season! Our sold-out Fezziwigs Ball is in less than two weeks. Before then, members of CVD will be leading the dancing at the Dickens Christmas Ball in Worcester.

1 month ago

Fezziwig's has sold out!There's a chill in the air, frost is predicted, and Fezziwig's has sold out!
As a reminder, there will not be a waiting list or standby tickets--but we have more events in February and March, so if you missed out on this one don't despair! We hope to see you back in Salem at the Jane Austen Ball.
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Fezziwigs has sold out!

2 months ago

Do you have your ticket to Fezziwig’s Ball yet? We’ll be offering two Lyceums on Sundays in November for attendees to get a taste of the dancing in advance. All you need is your ball ticket! ... See MoreSee Less

Do you have your ticket to Fezziwig’s Ball yet? We’ll be offering two Lyceums on Sundays in November for attendees to get a taste of the dancing in advance. All you need is your ball ticket!

 

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I'd love to go but I don't have a dance partner.

2 months ago

Tomorrow is The Victoria and Albert Ball! Will you join us? ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is The Victoria and Albert Ball! Will you join us?

2 months ago

Don't forget the Victoria and Albert Ball on Saturday. We are planning an elegant evening, with new dances, ball cards and petits fours, among other treats. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget the Victoria and Albert Ball on Saturday. We are planning an elegant evening, with new dances, ball cards and petits fours, among other treats.

 

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Men, if your formal white breeches and silk stockings are at the cleaners, you can wear a dark suit for this ball.

Ladies, you don't have to look like Queen Victoria on your first outing. If you want to check out the dancing and have a lovely evening without committing to the costume, wear a simple long or long-ish dress.

2 months ago

It's hard to believe tonight is the last Royal Court class! We're looking forward to watching our court perform the Caledonian Quadrilles (instruction card from the 19th century shown here) next week at the ball! Will you be there to see them? Get your tickets at vintagedancers.org ... See MoreSee Less

Its hard to believe tonight is the last Royal Court class! Were looking forward to watching our court perform the Caledonian Quadrilles (instruction card from the 19th century shown here) next week at the ball! Will you be there to see them? Get your tickets at vintagedancers.org

2 months ago

Queen Victoria enjoyed dancing, which was lucky--many balls were held in her honor on state visits! We love these paintings that capture some of those events. Have you gotten your ticket to The Victoria and Albert Ball yet? Don't miss the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

Queen Victoria enjoyed dancing, which was lucky--many balls were held in her honor on state visits! We love these paintings that capture some of those events. Have you gotten your ticket to The Victoria and Albert Ball yet? Dont miss the fun!Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

In honor of our first week of Royal Court Classes, here's Her Majesty's account of her first state ball:
"The rooms I must say looked beautiful, were so well lit up...I danced (a Quadrille of course) first (in the large ballroom) with George; and 2ndly with Prince Nicholas Esterhazy. There was a waltz between each quadrille. We then went into the other ballroom where I dance two quadrilles...I did not leave the ballroom till 10 minutes to four!! It was a lovely ball, so gay, so nice,--and I felt so happy and so merry; I had not danced for so long and was so glad to do so again!" -Journals,1838

We hope you'll join the merry-making at The Victoria and Albert Ball!
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In honor of our first week of Royal Court Classes, heres Her Majestys account of her first state ball:
The rooms I must say looked beautiful, were so well lit up...I danced (a Quadrille of course) first (in the large ballroom) with George; and 2ndly with Prince Nicholas Esterhazy. There was a waltz between each quadrille. We then went into the other ballroom where I dance two quadrilles...I did not leave the ballroom till 10 minutes to four!! It was a lovely ball, so gay, so nice,--and I felt so happy and so merry; I had not danced for so long and was so glad to do so again! -Journals,1838

We hope youll join the merry-making at The Victoria and Albert Ball!

3 months ago

You all hopped to it today, and tickets for this event are sold out! If you missed the boat and are still interested, watch this space--tickets are transferable, and as we get closer to the date people who need to sell their tickets will post here. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Tickets for The Great Gatsby go on sale Sunday, October 1. We'll post a link as soon as the ticket site is open! ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets for The Great Gatsby go on sale Sunday, October 1. Well post a link as soon as the ticket site is open!

3 months ago

Remember, the month of October is a great time to dance like royalty. There are three sessions of the Royal Court Dance Class, followed by the Victoria and Albert Ball. All of these events welcome beginner dancers, so please come! ... See MoreSee Less

Remember, the month of October is a great time to dance like royalty. There are three sessions of the Royal Court Dance Class, followed by the Victoria and Albert Ball. All of these events welcome beginner dancers, so please come!

3 months ago

At the Victoria and Albert Ball, we will have a demonstration of the Caledonian Quadrilles, danced by people who learned it at the Royal Court Dance Classes. The Caledonian Quadrilles were very popular throughout the nineteenth century and we worked with dance instructions from 1821 to 1900 to come up with our reconstruction. ... See MoreSee Less

At the Victoria and Albert Ball, we will have a demonstration of the Caledonian Quadrilles, danced by people who learned it at the Royal Court Dance Classes. The Caledonian Quadrilles were very popular throughout the nineteenth century and we worked with dance instructions from 1821 to 1900 to come up with our reconstruction.

3 months ago

We'll be debuting a new contra dance, Chase the Squirrel. It's fun and will be taught at the Victoria and Albert Ball. If you can't wait until then, sign up for the Royal Court Quadrille Classes and you can learn it in advance of the ball. ... See MoreSee Less

Well be debuting a new contra dance, Chase the Squirrel. Its fun and will be taught at the Victoria and Albert Ball. If you cant wait until then, sign up for the Royal Court Quadrille Classes and you can learn it in advance of the ball.

 

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What a distinguished-looking squirrel!

3 months ago

We're looking forward to the start of our Royal Court Dance Classes this Sunday to prepare a quadrille for The Victoria and Albert Ball! Not sure what a quadrille looks like? Here's some excerpts from the Prince Imperial Quadrille filmed at a performance at the Old Town Hall in Salem!
Tickets are available for both the classes and the ball at the link in the comments.
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I would love to start something like this group in Gainesville

3 months ago

We are so excited about the Royal Court Quadrille Classes that start next Sunday! Last night, we rehearsed the Caledonian Quadrilles so that we're ready to teach it effectively. We filmed it, so that students will be able to review it between classes.

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.

3 months 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!