29 May 2021 Annual Event
Set the dodgy controls of your favourite time travelling vehicle and whirl your way back in time to the Victorian era, but with a difference.
Fun and lively period dances with thrilling music by the Black Swans of Trespass. Dancing master: David “Oddsocks” Wanless
Tea duelling under the masterful direction of our Tiffin Master.
Hat and glove elimination cotillion. Bring a hat or gloves to participate.
Enjoy diverse dances such as the Celebrated Opera Reel, the Quadrille Galope and the Chess Dance, wherein we all take on the roles of chess pieces on our giant chessboard.
Dress in your finest steampunk, Victoriana or formal attire. (For ideas, search the web or look at the event page below. Op shop clothes and trinkets go far.)
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome. Please bring a plate of supper.
Optional Steampunk workshop: The Chess Dance and other wonders: 1:15 for 1:30-3:30, $8, Uniting Church Hall, Elizabeth St, North Hobart, opposite State Cinema. If you’d like to learn/practice some of the dances beforehand, especially the Chess Dance, or just enjoy some further dancing, come along. At the ball, we hope to only teach the pawns’ role, so if you’d like to be a noble, attend the workshop. Conditions of entry: folktas.org/coronavirus
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
child and family tickets also available
29 May 2021