What to Wear
Join us at Une Belle Soirée à Paris
for elegant 19th century music and dancing laced with classic
French style. The program features the music and dance styles
popular in Paris and the rest of France from the Napoleonic era
to La Belle Epoque at the end of the century. Dances
will include early French contredanses and quadrille figures,
European polka and mazurka, haunting waltzes, and a stirring
traditional farandole from the south of France.
Period ball dress from the early
to late 19th century is encouraged
but not required.
Dances are researched and taught by Dance Mistress Cathy Stephens.
Music will be provided by Debbie Jackson, Anne Ogren and Susan
All levels of dancers are welcome. Be sure to attend the pre-ball
workshops during the day, where Cathy Stephens will teach you
the basic steps youll need to dance all night.
Preregistration is preferred.
Learn more about 19th century Ball Etiquette.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
|10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
||Workshop: Les Contredanses et
Les Quadrilles - Well dance through a variety of set
dances from an elegant waltz country dance to the early French
Quadrille and the French version of Lancers. Cathy will also
cover 19th century ball etiquette. For all levels of dancers.
|1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
||Workshop: Les Variétés
Parisiennes - Well work on a variety of 19th century
dances, including a Parisienne Varieties Quadrille, a touch of
mazurka, and an old French farandole based on the traditional
LArlesienne from the south of France.
|7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
||Ball (music starts promptly
|Workshops / Classes
Free for those who attend the ball
||$30 per person
Includes the pre-ball workshops
Pittsfield Grange Hall; 3337
Ann Arbor-Saline Road; Ann Arbor, Michigan
|A one-hour lunch break is provided between the
morning and afternoon workshops. If you plan to attend both workshops,
you're welcome to pack a lunch to eat at the hall.
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