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 2018 Seattle English Country Ball
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Dancing Master: Gene Murrow (New York)
Musicians: Terry Wergeland (piano), Dennis Calvin (oboe, English horn), Fred Nussbaum (cello), CaraBeth Wilson (violin)
All dancing will be at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA.
Friday, February 23: 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 $15 at the door.
Caller: David Macemon (Portland)
Musicians: MI-5 (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Julie King)
Saturday, February 24: The pre-ball workshop will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Ball starts with waltzing and other partner dances from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm and continues with the program from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Registration for the ball and workshop is $40. Refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, February 25: The Ball brunch will be held at a private home in North Seattle.
The ball is full. To join the waiting list, please mail in your registration form with a check. We will not cash your check until you are registered for the ball. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Brown at email@example.com .
The next Ball scheduled is the 2018 English Country Ball. Registration is open.