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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. Historical or fanciful clothing that befit the theme is always admired 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:
historicalteaand dance@gmail.com

 

2024 Historical Tea & Dance Society Calendar


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TUESDAY DANCE CLASSES:
Now at Skandia Hall in Pasadena. Our hall has excellent air flow and a great dance floor. Our "open to all including beginners" dance class continues the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday of each month. Let's come together to share the joy of English country and historical dance.

1st SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC DANCES:
We have scheduled a year of dance events for our community. Here’s our current published calendar of events we have planned for 2024!

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(Calendar subject to updates so always check our Welcome page)

 
SUNDAY - JANUARY 7th
THE JANE AUSTEN TEA SOCIAL

with caller Cara King and music by Chip Prince, Laura Osborn, and Olivia Breidenthal

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SUNDAY - JANUARY 28th
THE UNOFFICIAL JANE AUSTEN DAY

at the Huntington Library, Museums, & Gardens
Join us for our Jane Austen Stroll in the gardens.
Group photo 1pm. Ask for location. Costumes encouraged, not required!


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SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 4th
WE ❤️ HISTORICAL DANCE: VICTORIAN DANCE PARTY

A Victorian-era event with callers Darlene Hamilton & James Hutson and music by Green Willow featuring Jeffrey Spero, Laura Osborn, and Frank Hoppe

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SUNDAY - MARCH 3rd
THE CELTIC TEA SOCIAL

Celebrating all things Celtic through music and dance with caller Renée Camus and music by Stepwise featuring Olivia Breidenthal, Liam Lewis, and special guest

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SUNDAY - APRIL 7th
WE ❤️ HISTORICAL DANCE: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE PARTY

with callers Jacqui Grennan and Chris Page and music by Green Willow featuring Jeffrey Spero, Laura Osborn, and Frank Hoppe

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SUNDAY - MAY 5th
THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA SOCIAL & 15th ANNIVERSARY!

Celebrate our 15th anniversary at this whimsical dance party
with caller Darlene Hamilton, narration by Christopher Gauntt, and music by Whirled Peas featuring Bob Altman, Patty McCollom, Linda Kodiara, and David James


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SUNDAY - JUNE 2nd
WE ❤️ HISTORICAL DANCE: ENGLISH COUNTRY/HISTORICAL DANCE PARTY

with callers Lindsay Verbil and Victor Lindsey and music by Green Willow featuring Jeffrey Spero, Laura Osborn, and Frank Hoppe

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SUNDAY - AUGUST 4th
LABYRINTH MASQUERADE BALL DANCE CLASS

Learn the waltz, group dances, and other favorites danced in the Throne Room Ballroom at The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

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AUGUST 16th & 17th
Dance with us in the Throne Room Ballroom at
~ the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball ~

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SEPTEMBER 14th OR 15th (TBA soon!)
THE MOONLIGHT SUMMER BALL
Our outdoor summer ball returns with a “Middle Earth”–Fantasy theme and our HTDS Callers. Music by Whirled Peas featuring Bob Altman, Patty McCollom, Linda Kodiara, and David James

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SUNDAY - OCTOBER 20th (3rd Sunday)
TEA & DANCE WORKSHOP
with Playford-to-the-Present Ball caller ANNA RAIN

Join us as we “make it a dance weekend” with our dance workshop caller-choreographer Anna Rain in conjunction with The Playford-to-the-Present Ball (Culver City ECD). More details to come.

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SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 3rd
THE COLONIAL TEA SOCIAL

Join us for a lovely tea dance with caller James Hutson. Band to be announced.

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~ Special Event ~
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 8th < Sunday Evening
THE ST. NICHOLAS HOLIDAY BALL

Join us at the lovely Pasadena Masonic Lodge in Pasadena for this one-of-a-kind holiday high tea and ball event.
with callers Darlene Hamilton, Cara King, and Lindsay Verbil and music by Whirled Peas featuring Bob Altman, Patty McCollom, Linda Kodiara, and David James


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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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