The Gaskell June Ball is a chance to dress up and experience the elegance of a Victorian Formal Ball. The 1920s Main Ballroom of the Scottish Rite Center provides the backdrop for the live music by The Brassworks Band, and the ballroom dancing of Victorian times.
The room will fill with dancers, dressed beautifully, swirling around the floor like a ball from Cinderella, come and experience the magic of a formal Victorian dance.
Please dress to impress. Jeans and T-shirts will not be admitted.
At 3:30, an afternoon dance class. This is highly recommended if you are new to Victorian dancing, or would like to refresh your memory. The class runs until 6pm.
At 7:30, the doors re-open for the ball, and at 7:45, we have a half-hour , with introduction to the Victorian Waltz, Galop, Shottische, Mazurka.
At 8:30, the dancing begins to live music by The Brassworks Band. There are four sets of dancing, with three 20 minutes breaks, ending at midnight.
Admission to the ball is $20. The afternoon dance class is $10. The evening class is included with the admission to the ball.
This is a formal ball. See the facebook page, facebook.com/GaskellBall for more details.
There are rooms where you can change at the ball, if you'd prefer to change after you arrive.
Refreshments are potluck finger food with the Society providing both fruit punch and ice water.
If you need more information about The Gaskell Ball, please ask on our Facebook page.
You can find photos from recent balls in our Facebook photo albums.