Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 Jane Austen Ball in Rochester

Richard Sauvain, registrar for the annual Jane Austen Ball in Rochester (co-sponsored by the Country Dancers of Rochester and JASNA Rochester), writes:

This is just a note to let those who have attended the Rochester Jane Austen Ball Weekend in previous years know that the 2015 Ball is coming up soon.  It's earlier than usual this year, on April 25 and 26, 2015.

As usual, the weekend starts on Saturday with an afternoon practice session for all and an experienced dance in the evening.  On Sunday, another practice in the morning, a relaxing luncheon, and the Ball itself in the afternoon.  You can see all the details (and a great picture of last year's Ball) on the CDR web site.

As I write this, we're over 2/3 full, with room for only 24 more dancers, so it you're thinking of coming, register soon.  Registration can be done online using PayPal, or by US mail.

And we add a few more details: The space limitations Richard mentions don't apply to observers; the number of observer tickets, including a lavish tea (and a buffet lunch before the ball, if desired), is unrestricted. The Ball's location will be the private country club near Rochester that has hosted the occasion for the past several years; details and directions are available upon registration for the event. Regency dress is encouraged (as you can see from the 2014 Ball photo above) but not required. CDR and JASNA Rochester hope to see you there!

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