The Victoria English Ball

History Page 2013

was held Saturday
23 March 2013

Presented by the Victoria English Country Dance Society

Dance Master

Nikki Herbst, Iowa City, IA


The Dancehall Players

Plan for the entire weekend with a dance on Friday evening, workshops Saturday and a potluck brunch on Sunday
attend what you may

Nikki Herbst

Nikki Herbst photoNikki Herbst is a well-known dance gypsy who spends as much time on the road as she does at her home in Iowa City, Iowa. She has led English country dancing at festivals, camps, and community dances across the U.S., Canada, and England. Her teaching style blends dance instructions with the presentation of historical information, demonstrations, style tips, memory aids, and cheerleading, all in the hopes of inspiring dancers of all ability levels to have the most meaningful dance experience possible.

The Dancehall Players

Dancehall Players photo on Dan's porchVictoria dancers have been enjoying the unique sound of The Dancehall Players for many years. It is a pleasure to be able to share their musical talents with the dance community at large

Their two albums, Live From Dan's Hall & and the newly released More From Dan's Hall are available as CD or for download

Gregory Brown, flute/guitar; Susan Larkin, violin/recorder; Keith Malcolm, violin; Karen McIvor, cello; Dan Page, mandolin; Ann Schau, keyboard; Lael Whitehead (not pictured), percussion, recorder

Travel through time ~ Travel the world ~ Travel across the dance floor

Dances for our travel themed ball will be chosen from the following list
*Newcastle will be lightly prompted, with no walk-through, at the Ball. Workshop attendance is advised

Autumn in Amherst Kelsterne Gardens Smithy Hill
Dublin Bay Leather Lake House A Trip to Kilburn
Far Away Long Live London A Trip to Paris
Freeford Gardens Newcastle* A Trip to Tunbridge
The Homecoming News from Tripoli Waters of Holland
Jamaica Portsmouth Randolph Farewell

Everyone welcome. No partner necessary
This is a fragrance-free event. Festive attire encouraged

S.J. Willis Education Centre Auditorium, 923 Topaz Avenue, Victoria, BC

Registration is limited to 120, please apply early

Pictures! Still and Moving:
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What we danced, list kindly provided by our dance leader Nikki Herbst:

Classic English Country Dance morning workshop

Jacob Hall's Jig
The Punch Bowl
Leather Lake House

Pousettes afternoon workshop

Long Odds
The Prince of Westborough
Love and Cherish
The Zither Man

Victoria English Country Ball evening program

Couples dancing
Opening Processional

Waters of Holland
News from Tripoli
Autumn in Amherst
A Trip to Kilburn
Kelsterne Gardens
Far Away

-- Break --

Freeford Gardens
A Trip to Tunbridge
Long Live London
Smithy Hill- not danced at the Ball
A Trip to Paris
Randolph Farewell- not danced at the Ball
The Homecoming
Final Waltz

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