Coming up in just a couple of weeks:
On Saturday, March 29th, I will be precepting a small Victorian Ball for The Elegant Arts Society in New Haven, Connecticut. The theme is 1880s, the era of the bustle in ladies' costume, but period costume is not required - come have fun dancing regardless! There will be live music from the wonderful dance musicians of Spare Parts and delicious refreshments made from Victorian recipes.
Dances will include the waltz, polka, and schottische, plus the Polo Quadrille and the "star" figure described in an earlier article here, in the form of a polka cotillion figure (German). There will also be period contra (country) dances and a waltz-mazurka (during which those not knowing the waltz-mazurka may simply waltz).
Beginners are completely welcome. There is an afternoon workshop for those wanting a some dance instruction before the evening. The event is not gender-balanced, which experience suggests will result in more ladies than gentlemen in attendance (so if you are or have a gentleman who might want to dance...)
The cost is $25 per person in advance, more at the door. Full information here.