Seattle English Country Dance

Seattle Ball

Each year, the Seattle English Country Dance community sponsors a fancy dress Ball. At this event, many dancers from places near and far dress well, dance beautifully, and try to gain some of the feeling of a time when everyone was polite, there was no Internet and no cellphones, and all still managed to have a great deal of fun.

Event Details

The Seattle English Country Ball will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:00pm to 11:00pm, with a preceding workshop, 12:30pm to 3:00pm, at Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA. $40.

Ball Dancing Master:  Scott Higgs

Ball Musicians:  Terry Wergeland, Marni Rachmiel, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Dave Bartley

The pre-Ball dance will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00pm to 11:00pm, with an introductory session 7:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA. $10.

Friday Dance Callers:  Russell Owen and Charlene Kern

Friday Dance Musicians:  Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell

The Ball brunch will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at a private home in North Seattle.

The Ball Program will be selected from these dances:

Bar a Bar
The Delighted Dendrologist
Easter Morn
Easter Thursday
Godwin's Maggot
Gold for the Mahieus
Hudson Barn
La Gavre
Midwinter Maggot
The Potter's Wheel
The Pursuit
Sapphire Sea
Scales of Justice
Softly Good Tummas
Sunlight Through Draperies
Westward Bound

Dance descriptions will be available online by Thanksgiving.

The next Ball scheduled is the 2016 English Country Ball. Registration is open, and you can register on-line here or get a form to fill out and send in.

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