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.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Seattle English Country Ball, taking place on Saturday, February 25.
Dancing Master: Brooke Friendly (www.brookefriendlydance.com)
Friday, February 24: Join us for the pre-ball dance from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, preceded by an introductory session from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is $10 at the door. Nan Evans and Rosemary Lach will call. We will announce the musicians later.
Saturday, February 25: The pre-ball workshop will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Seattle Ball will be from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Registration for the ball and workshop is $40. Refreshments will be provided.
Venue: All dancing will be at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA.
Sunday, February 26: The Ball brunch will be held at a private home in North Seattle.
Online registration is available to dancers who have attended the ball in the last nine years and have not changed their postal address or e-mail address. The link is below. Our database will send you to PayPal for payment or you may choose to mail a check to the registrar.
You may also register by mail or in person. The form is available below.