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A Victorian Gothic Ball
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00 at the door
It was a dark and stormy night. The mysterious, brooding, and extremely eligible Mr. Rochester has invited you to a ball at Thornfield Manor - rumored to harbor a terrifying secret. Come, spend an evening with us in Charlotte Brontë's classic Victorian Gothic novel Jane Eyre.
Evening dress of the 1830's, 40's, and 50's or modern evening dress is admired, but not required. Both civilian and military dress is welcome.
Bangers and Mash plays an evening of early Victorian ballroom dances and set dances, including the Quadrille and Lancers and their usual beautiful waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, and schottisches. They will also play our Neo-Victorian favourites, the Congress of Vienna Waltz and the Bohemian National Polka. There will be a pre-ball dance class at 7 pm and formal dancing follows from 8 pm to midnight. All set dances will be briefly taught and called at the ball.
Mr. Rochester's housekeeper Mrs. Fairfax has provided a light snack buffet (Your potluck contributions are welcome). There will also be an excellent no-host bar and both musical and theatrical entertainment at intermission.