The time for dancing has arrived! You’ll remember that I recently shared pictures of the reception on the Sunday evening of the Regency Dance Weekend as well as the sharing of the train at that same reception? I’ve been promising to share ball pictures and finally, the time has come. Without further ado…
The Grand March was followed by a good number of country dances and figured waltzes. It was an amazing experience to have a room full of people who had already learned the dances and were able to dance them without instruction. We were able to complete dance after dance after dance and it wasn’t long before it was time for some refreshment.
Unlike some of balls during which we have refreshment breaks, at this ball a person could break for refreshments at any point in the evening. It was a nice change, and especially since we did so much dancing and less standing and listening, it was particularly useful to refresh oneself throughout the evening.
Goodness! By the end of the evening my legs were feeling all the dancing of the weekend. The characteristic Regency upbeat rise was getting harder and harder to achieve… But what an event! What a weekend! It was so full of fun, and getting to know new people, and learning dancing… Really, an exquisite experience.
3 thoughts on “Regency Dance Weekend Part VI: Grand Ball”
Wow, look at the punch, and food and dresses! What a night! Wish I could have been there!
What a lovely ball! I love to see your dress in ‘movement’. And thanks for sharing some pictures of the dessert…oh, Syllabub…did you had a trifle, too?
🙂 The syllabub was delicious! We did not have a trifle, though that would have been an excellent addition. Do you know of any Regency period-ish trifle recipes? Perhaps it’s something we could have in the future.