The Victoria Ball

A line drawing of four dancers in line, by Joanne Thomson. Line drawing courtesy of/ Joanne Thomson

7 - 9 April 2017

Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9

Dance Leader: Jenny Beer

Jenny Beer is a lively, engaging caller whose goal is to make everyone happy -- the hardcore dancers, the musicians, the now-and-then dancers, those with high energy, and those who are feeling less spry, the ones eager to learn new dances, the ones who love old favorites.

Jenny Beer hails from the lively dance community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and  recently served two terms as the Vice President of the CDSS board. She teaches English Country Dance regularly, Scottish Country Dance irregularly, and occasionally plays piano for local dance events.

Jenny creates new dances from time to time, and a few of them will be on our Ball program. She last visited Victoria as part of the Country Dance and Song Society board meeting, and is delighted to have another chance to dance with us again!

Music: The Dancehall Players

Dancehall Players photo 12th Night 2014 by Sherry KirkvoldFor many years Victoria dancers have been enjoying the unique sound of The Dancehall Players, founded by Dan Page and Ann Schau. It is a pleasure to be able to share their musical talents with the dance community at large

Gregory Brown: Flute, guitar, mandolin
Aaron Ellingsen: violin, mandolin
Susan Larkin: violin, recorders
Ann Schau: piano
Lael Whitehead: recorders, guitar, percussion

The Dancehall Players and Friends will provide music throughout the weekend, for dances and workshops

Everyone welcome. No partner necessary

This is a fragrance-free event. Festive attire encouraged

All dance events located at: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9

Friday 7 April 2017
English Country Dance      7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of dance with local callers

Saturday 8 April 2017
Ball    Workshop     10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Entertainment 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The Victoria Ball    7:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.
Preceded by couple dancing 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dances will be chosen from the following

Astonished Archeologist        Champagne        Duchess of York Street

Dusty Miller        Fourpence Ha’penny Farthing        Good Day to You, Too!

Money in Both Pockets        Noisette        Serenity

Set for Spring        Stepping Stones        Good Man of Cambridge

Heading for Zero        Jubilee at Eindhoven        Levi Jackson Rag

Lilliburlero        Michedonia

Sunday 9 April 2017
Post-Ball brunch 10:00 a.m.

Post-Ball Brunch   Enjoy a late morning feast prepared by Victoria dance community members

Registration form        -        Dance aide de memoire        -        Music for dances (that is "Not In Barnes")

Registration is FULL, howver a wait list is being taken

Transit is available to the hall, predominantly BC Transit route 31 though route 30 is not too long a walk for some. Careful when reading the timing grid as both routes are on the table with different final terminus. Chose Erie and Dallas to ensure you've worked timings for route 31
View our Ball 2015 - Flickr Group for the first images from the ball. Feel free to share yours. If you already have a Yahoo! account it is fairly trivial to get a Flickr one. If neither and no intention of acquiring one, please contact our webminister for a cunning plan!

Video of the Grand March 2015, courtesy of Wolfgang Steinfort

Line drawing courtesy of/ Joanne Thomson, Fragrance Free information

The Dancehall Players

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