The Gaskell Ball

The Gaskell Ball

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The event is held at Oakland's Scottish Rite Center on the shore of Lake Merritt every two months. The event is usually hosted by "The Brass Works" a popular local band. Current admission stands at $20 for the evening, which includes a basic lesson for early attendees and some small potluck refreshments. Dances are taught during a brief course before the ball begins, and include vintage waltz, schottische, polka, mazurka, and several English country dances. Occasionally, groups will form on the sidelines to dance alternate arrangements to the English Country songs; previous examples include Irish four-hand reels, the Scottish country dance "Petronella," the Virginia reel, and various Contra dances. Full Victorian dress is not required; the dress code is formalwear, of either the nineteenth or twentieth centuries. A minimum of semi-formal attire is requested by the ball staff.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136282348
  • 9786136282343