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Nov 6th Truly Victorian Tea Social

St. Nicholas Holiday Ball Dec. 11th

Historical Dance
Tuesday Night Workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 6th
TRULY VICTORIAN
TEA SOCIAL
with Tom Willson and the
High Strung Strings Band

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November 13th
L.A. COUNTY ARBORETUM
VICTORIAN LAWN DANCE
with live music by
Rhythm Method

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Alternating Tuesday nights
September through December
HISTORICAL DANCE &
BALL WORKSHOPS
with Darlene Hamilton

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December 11th
ST. NICHOLAS
HOLIDAY BALL
with live holiday music by
the Whirled Peas

Join us each month for a
Pre-Tea Social
DANCE CLASS
before each Tea Social
starting at 12:30pm!

November 6th:
Basic Ballroom Skills
Part 2
You may attend Part 2
if you did not attend Part 1.
Both are stand alone classes.

No partner needed for our classes
Singles are welcome

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Admission covers
dance with instruction,
live music, and tea time.


If you would like to
attend our Tea Socials
please CLICK HERE
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OUR NEXT EVENTS:
The Victorian Tea & Dance Society is pleased to invite you to

The Truly Victorian Tea Social
Sunday November 6th

OUR DANCE PROGRAM 1:30–5:30pm
Join Tom Willson, from the Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society,
as he brings us "truly Victorian" era dances!
Tom's popularity with beginner and experienced dancers alike
just keeps growing and we are fortunately to have him back with us!
Music by High Strung Strings Band

OUR TEA TIME
We are planning a Victorian-era and seasonal menu TBA.


OUR DANCE WORKSHOP 12:30-1:30pm
PART 2 of our SPECIAL 2-PART
COUPLES DANCE WORKSHOP!

~ BASIC BALLROOM SKILLS ~
including couples dances: the waltz & polka

You do not need to attend Part 1 to attend Part 2
however it is recommended. Both are "stand alone" classes.

in preparation for the upcoming ball season
featuring tips on floor craft, etiquette, waltz and polka.

No partner is needed to attend!
Many come as individuals so partners are available.
12:30 workshops are an additional charge of $5.

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Historical Dance & Ball Workshops

Tuesday nights:
October 11th & 25th
November 8th & 22nd
December 6th

If you ever wished for an opportunity to learn
these fun, lively and lovely dances, spend more time
learning the different types of historical dances and dance moves,
or if you just like to have fun dancing, this is for you!
LEARN dances you have seen in popular movies
from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Gone with the Wind.

As a BONUS we will be reviewing dances from upcoming balls
including
the Danse Macabre Halloween Ball (October 22nd in Riverside),
the St. Nicholas Ball (Dec. 11th in Pasadena),
the Jane Austen Ball & Tea Dance (January 28th & 29th in Pasadena),
and dances from other popular Southern California Balls.

Each week will feature a different assortment of dances
and review of finer details of dance to improve your skills.

ALL DANCE CLASSES ARE HELD
AT THE SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL HALL.
Dance workshops are $8 individually or $49 for the series.

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The L.A. County Arboretum
Victorian Lawn Dance & Picnic
Sunday November 13th

PARK OPENS: 9:00–4:30pm
EVENT HOURS: 11:00am–4pm
Music by Rhythm Method

Join us for our 6th annual Victorian Lawn Dance
and Picnic at the Queen Anne Cottage grounds.
Suggested era: 1870s Bustle
Vintage style tables and chairs are welcome
(or bring a blanket for sitting on grass).

Those in historic costumes of the mid- to late 1800s
will be able to enter through the train depot gate.
Those attendees not in costume should use
the Arboretum's main entrance.
Standard park admission applies.

Ginger Alberti & Darlene Hamilton calling
dances friendly and fun for all.
Beginners are welcome to join in on the fun.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL TEA DANCE
This is an afternoon in the park including
a Victorian Lawn Dance, Victorian-era Games,
and other demonstrators of items from the 1800s.

Each year the Los Angeles County Arboretum
invites us to recreate this magical event.
We are ever grateful for their kindness in allowing us
to have this special day at their lovely historic site.

NO TEA LUNCH
is being served at this event.
Tea and scones will be served by
The Victorian Tea & Dance Society
to those on our gatelist.

IN CASE OF RAIN THIS EVENT CANCELS.

More details about signing up for the gatelist
and other details will be up soon.

Only those on our gate list are allowed to picnic.
You must be in Victorian-era attire to be on gate list.
Event is open to all.
If you or your friends do not have appropriate attire
PLEASE support our wonderful park and join us
by paying admission at the front gate.

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The St. Nicholas Holiday Ball
Sunday December 11th

Doors open at 3pm
Holiday dinner 3:30pm
Dancing 5pm–9pm

This is our annual members formal event including:
Buffet Dinner, a visit with St. Nicholas,
dancing to holiday music by the Whirled Peas,
and more!

SPECIAL NOTE:
We are requiring that all guests have attended at least one dance event prior to the ball so that they have an understanding of the dance movements and everyone has a better dance experience.
It can be any dance event that is VTDS or akin to ours including English Country dance, Victorian, or Contra. Check our Calendar page for a list of local dances.
We are also holding Tuesday night Historical Dance classes and will feature dances to be danced at this ball.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Early Bird price through November 11th: $50
After that time, price increases to $60
This ball normally sells out so it is recommended to purchase early!

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The Victorian Tea & Dance Society
holds most of its Tea Socials at the
Scottish Rite Cathedral hall
150 Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

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FIRST TIME ATTENDING OUR TEA SOCIAL?
If you are new to this style of dancing please let us know
at the front desk. We have many friendly experienced dancers
available to give you a hand in learning the dances.

NO COSTUME IS REQUIRED!
We welcome those who dress in Victorian or fanciful attire
however many come in modern day clothing.

NO PARTNER NEEDED.
Many of our dancers come as individuals.
It is a great way to meet people and
make new friends. Dances are easy & fun!

Though walk-ins are welcome when space is available,
it is important to plan properly to have abundance for all.

Though paper plates are available, we encourage guests
to bring their own settings for tea time. It adds
an elegant touch and helps reduce paper waste.**

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MORE ABOUT OUR LOVELY "HOME" HALL:

SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL HALL
150 Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Join us at this lovely hall featuring
a wooden dance floor, air conditioning, and free parking.
Entrance to our tea hall is on the North Side of building.

No entrance is allowed through the south side
(kitchen) due to safety regulations.

**If you bring your own setting please bring a plastic bag or towel to wrap your used dishes in after tea to bring home to clean. Guests are not allowed in the kitchen and we do not have the resources to rinse or wash your dishes onsite.

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