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.
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.
As of 1/4/2016, the Ball is full, and we are taking mail registrations for the waitlist (online registration is not available for the waitlist). Most years, we have been able to take everyone from the waitlist.
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.
The 2016 Seattle Ball dance descriptions are now available online.. Click on the "Dance Program" link below to view the dance program; click on the dance name to view the dance description.
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.