July 29, 2014 London Ontario – Step back in time to dance of WWI at the annual Fanshawe Frolic dance event to be held on Civic Holiday weekend, August 2 and 3rd, 2014.
Fanshawe Frolic presents…The “CHANGING TIMES” Ball: Dance from 1900 – 1914
Saturday August 2 & Sunday, August 3
The whole Village is coming to the Ball!
Join us as we host our annual Fanshawe Frolic dance weekend on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. This year’s special theme is “Changing Times”, focusing on the dances and music from 1900 to 1914…the period immediately after the Victorian era and leading up to World War I.
On Saturday, come to pre-ball lessons to learn the social dances of the turn of the century/ragtime eras with Dance Mistress and Historian, Mme Cathy Stephens. Enjoy a country supper in the evening, followed by the period ball with live music provided by Childgrove of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Period costumes are encouraged but not required. This year’s theme offers a wide choice of costumes for participants who can dress in any late 19th century/turn of the century costume or in costume from the Titanic or WWI era.
On Sunday, bring the whole family to the Village for the Family Frolic, open to all visitors to the Fanshawe Pioneer Village that day. The Family Frolic features live music and more easy to learn period dances led by Mme. Stephens, followed by afternoon tea.
Saturday: Location: Trillium Community Gallery, Spriet Family Visitor Centre
10:30 – 12:30 pm Dances from the Turn of the Century: Learn the Two-Step and walk through the Quadrilles and Set Dances on the ball program.
2:00-3:30 pm Stepping Into the New Era: Discover how much fun the “new” dances of the 20th century were! These easy to learn dances include the Ragtime era One Step, Hesitation Waltz, The Grizzly Bear and the dramatic early Tango.
6:00-7:00 pm Period country supper
7:30 – 11:00 pm The Changing Times Ball
Sunday: Location: Purple Hill Orange Lodge, Fanshawe Pioneer Village
1:00 – 3:00 pm Family Frolic dance
3:00 – 3:30 pm Victorian Tea
Tickets: $50.00 + HST per person for the lessons, Ball and supper. Family Frolic on Sunday with regular admission. Book on-line at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca. Advance booking is required.
Presented in partnership with Cathy Stephens, Itinerant Dance Mistress, London, Ontario.
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