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The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre
222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3
Live in History, and imagine yourself transported to England circa 1815. It's the world of Jane Austen, where Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett are dancing by candlelight at the Netherfield Ball, where military heroes such as the Duke of Wellington have returned triumphant from the Napoleonic war, their regalia glittering, where there is dancing to live music, and where a frothy cup of syllabub is yours to sip with a room full of charming people.
You find yourself surrounded by the cheery sight of elegant, bejewelled ladies and dashing gentlemen who are all as delightful as they are delighted to find themselves with you in Regency England ...all without the use of a time machine.
This event is an experi...ence unlike any other you have imagined. You will immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Regency England with beautiful, period appropriate clothing, dancing, music, drink, and food.
What to expect:
— The Ballroom Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive between 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. to register and have your portrait taken.
— The Room Promenade will commence at 7:00 p.m. This is a formal stroll about the room to see ...and be seen. Guests will be announced at the door, so prepare a fictitious «historic» name… (unless of course you have a title!)
For example: The Duke and Duchess of Pembina-shire
— The First dance begins at ~7:30 p.m.
— English Country Dancing will take place all evening with one ~30 min interval. Each dance can last between 5 and 12 minutes and we will take 2 to 5 minute breaks in between each dance.
There will be door prizes given away at the end of the evening! Prizes TBA!
No partner is necessary and no dance experience required. Many guests come solo, and many have never danced before. A dance partner is easily acquired, as it was commonplace in this period for people to dance with different partners over the course of an evening.
Dance lessons are recommended so that you can arrive at the ball ready to dance, just like you would have done in 1815. (Lesson details below and in ticket description.)
English Regency Era dress (c. 1800 — 1820) is mandatory, and the use of cell phones is not permitted in the Provencher Ball Room.
Dressing for the Event:
For Ladies, the bare minimum is a full-length gown in a soft fabric with fully covered shoulders. An empire waist is preferable but not mandatory. Flat shoes only, please. Ladies are also welcome to wear regional / cultural formal dress appropriate to the early 19th century.
Gentlemen are asked to wear, at minimum, a suit, preferably with tails worn with Oxford style dress shoes. A Regency-era ensemble of fall-front breeches, waistcoat, chemise, cravat, and Georgian frock coat is certainly encouraged. Gentlemen are also welcome to wear historical military attire, or other regional cultural dress appropriate to the early 19th century. This would include traditional Scottish attire (ex. Kilts), or any other formal cultural dress from the period.
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