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.
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
Gold for the Mahieus
The Potter's Wheel
Scales of Justice
Softly Good Tummas
Sunlight Through Draperies
Dance descriptions will be available online by Thanksgiving.