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No partner is needed:
Many of our dancers come as individuals. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

We welcome beginners:
We teach people to dance! We have many success stories from people who thought “I can't dance” that leave our events with a smile on their face and joy in their heart discovering that “yes they can”!

No costume is required:
You need not wear a costume to participate. Daywear of the Victorian era or event theme is welcome, as is other historical or fanciful dress however many come in modern day clothing.

A note about footwear:
Please wear shoes that allow you to move with grace and comfort. We strongly recommend against sneakers as they stick to the floor and impede one's movement. Spike heels are cruel to the wooden floor and to anyone upon whose foot you may accidentally tread; please do not wear them.

How YOU can help!
Our non-profit 501c3 educational corporation always welcomes volunteers. There are many tasks to do during the event and throughout the month.

Contact us for more information:
historical tea and dance
(at) gmail . com

 

2020 Historical Tea & Dance Society Calendar

SUNDAY - JANUARY 5th
THE JANE AUSTEN TEA SOCIAL

with callers Cara King & Victor Lindsey.
Music by the Whirled Peas


SUNDAY - JANUARY 26th
The unofficial Jane Austen Day at
The Huntington Museum & Gardens

This is an unofficial meet-up day at the Huntington.
Regency attire is allowed and encouraged but not required.
Purchase tickets at the Huntington or use your annual pass.


SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 16th
TEA & DANCING with GRAHAM CHRISTIAN
with music by Jeff Spero and David James

A special Tea Talk and Dance Class
with dance historian, English dance leader,
choreographer, lecturer, and musician Graham Christian.


Visit with us Saturday and Sunday, FEBRUARY 22nd–23rd, at
~ the Riverside Dickens Festival ~
Dance Hall hosted by the Historical Tea & Dance Society: dancing all day,
Saturday evening Victorian Ball with caller Darlene Hamilton,
and Sunday afternoon “Mr. Wilson's Dance Party.”


SUNDAY - MARCH 1st
THE CELTIC TEA SOCIAL

Callers Karen Kahler & Darlene Hamilton bring us favorite historical Irish, Scottish, and Welsh dances to this much beloved event.
Music by Emil Olguin and friends.


Celebrating our 11th Anniversary!
SUNDAY - APRIL 5th
THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA SOCIAL
A celebration of all things Alice, Fantasy, and Steampunk.
Caller Darlene Hamilton & music by Whirled Peas


~ Special Event ~
SUNDAY - MAY 17th
TEA & DANCING with BRUCE HAMILTON
and Rebecca King

A special Tea Talk with acclaimed musician Rebecca King
followed by a Dance workshop with Bruce Hamilton.


~ Special Event ~
SATURDAY - JUNE 27th
THE AMERICAN COLONIAL BALL
An evening of the wonderful dances of the late 1700s.
Caller James Hutson with musicians
Jeff Spero, Laura Osborne and Kira Ott.


~ No Tea Social in July ~


SUNDAY - AUGUST 2nd
LABYRINTH BALL DANCE WORKSHOP

Join us for a special afternoon of dance in preparation for
The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. Learn group dances done at the ball,
Victorian rotary waltz basics, and the Congress of Vienna waltz.


Dance with us in the Throne Room Ballroom
FRIDAY & SATURDAY in AUGUST
(dates to be announced)
~ the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball ~


~ No Tea Social in September due to holiday ~


~ Special Event ~
SUNDAY - OCTOBER 4th
TEA & DANCE WORKSHOP
Details to be announced.


SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 1st
DANSE MACABRE TEA SOCIAL

Historical dancing to Halloween-themed music.
Costumes encouraged!
Caller Darlene Hamilton & music by the Whirled Peas


~ Special Event ~
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 13th
THE ST. NICHOLAS HOLIDAY BALL

Details to be announced.


 



Historical dancing is fun and easy to learn.
New partner is needed and costumes are not required.
Our dancers are friendly, helpful, and enjoy welcoming new dancers onto the dance floor.

  Victorian Dance 7th anniversary - 2016 Victorian Dance 7th anniversary - 2016
  Victorian Dance April 2016 Victorian Dance April 2016
  Victorian Dance April 2016 Victorian Dance April 2016
Victorian Dance 7th Anniversary - 2016

 

 

 

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