One night, one ball… dance like Jane Austen.
Take a trip back in time and join us to celebrate the life of Jane Austen on the bicentenary of her death.
Imagine yourself transported to the world of Jane Austen, walking straight into an elegant Ballroom, dancing to live music, having a Tête-à-tête with charming people, all as delighted to find themselves in Regency England.
Photos from the ball can now be viewed at http://www.festivalphotos.com.au/p693180442
Photography by Neda Lundy
The ball was held at
Sandgate Town Hall
21st October, 2017
7:00 – 11:00pm
Dances are called by the wonderful Heather Clarke and there is live music supplied by the superb Phillip’s Dog.
Our Ball is a costumed event and all ladies and gentlemen dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. The look is the Empire line, with a high waist just below the bust, very flattering and feels wonderful to wear. This is a terrific opportunity to go to town in a ball gown or breeches, plus all the accessories which look fantastic. Ideas for costumes can be found HERE
Regency dancing is elegant and refined. However, it is energetic but you do not have to dance every dance! The programme will include dances popular in Jane Austen’s day including a selection from the early colonial dance collection. See our page Governor Phillip meets Jane Austen.
You do NOT need to come with a dance partner, and you may dance with anyone you like.
Lots of people come solo, or as groups, and couples of all descriptions are welcome.
Dance lessons are not mandatory, but strongly recommended if you have never done this kind of dance before. You can join a dance workshop with early Colonial Dance, details HERE and it will help everyone enjoy the evening to the fullest. Next workshop at Samford on 13th October.
We expect demand for tickets to be high for this special bicentenary event; so do not delay in securing your place, as tickets are limited.
Book Tickets online or by cash or cheque by arrangement (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Tel: 3289 4708
Captain Cook’s Country Dance 1797
Duke of Kent’s Waltz 1802
Malbrouke Cotillon 1788
Port Jackson 1796
Supper break 8.30 to 8.50
Spanish Quadrille – (3 Figures) 1829
Miss Bennet’s Jigg 1791
Melbourne Waltz 1820
Island of Love 1780
Dessert & coffee 9.50 – 10.10
La Georgina 1820
Lord Nelson’s Waltz 1800
La Boulanger 1803
Lord Castlereagh’s Waltz 1815
Phillip’s Dog 1817
Proposed programme may be subject to change.
Carriages at 11:00pm.