Coming up in just a few weeks, on Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14 in New Haven, Connecticut, is my tenth annual Regency Assembly, an opportunity to try the kind of dances discussed in my posts on the dancing of Jane Austen's era and the Regency era in the context of a formal evening ball.
Saturday's events include an afternoon dance workshop followed by a formal evening ball with live music by Spare Parts, as heard in the film Bright Star and on The Regency Ballroom CD. This year we have a beautiful new site, Pratt Hall, for our evening ball, with our afternoon dance workshop held at separate location.
Sunday, stroll in the park before retiring to the parlor for tea and Regency gaming, including card games such as picquet and whist as well as board games, dominos, and spillikins. Sunday's events return to the lovely Edgerton Park and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.
Both days will be well-supplied with delicious refreshments baked from Regency-era recipes.
Full details and registration information is available at the event website. Pre-registration cutoff is October 10th; advance payments must be received by that date. After that, pay at the door. An online payment option via Paypal is also available.
For those in New York City: there will be workshops on September 16th and October 7th which will focus on the dances to be done at the Assembly. Details are on the workshop flyer (PDF).
For those in Connecticut: there will be workshops on two Tuesday evenings before the Assembly, September 11th and October 9th, in Middletown, Connecticut, from 8:15-9:30 at Vinnie's Jump & Jive.