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Costumes and dancing...

The Bay Area English Regency Dance Society Presents:

The Great Regency Shipwreck Ball

"Regency Survivor"

We can't get off this island, so we might as well entertain ourselves!

Caller Alan Winston with The Divertimento Dance Orchestra
Saturday June 21, 2008 8:00-11:30pm
Arlington Community Church (website)
52 Arlington Ave
Kensington, CA (map)

The Divertimento Orchestra will provide jolly music. The marooned elite, in any remaining finery, are invited to dance arm-in-arm with the ships' captain and crew. Meet up at 8PM sharp aboard the ruins for dance, drink and good company!

Come as you are, whether Passenger, Pirate, Native, Merfolk or member of Her Majesty's Royal Navy. If your wardrobe was relocated to Davy Jones' Locker during the fateful storm, fashion yourself new togs from local flora (grass skirts are all the rage among the natives!).

We've made peace with the island inhabitants and the merfolk in the bay, so we will feast with them on seafood, fresh fruits, springwater and provisions salvaged from the hold. The contribution of exotic new delicacies from forays inland are welcome - as long as you have already tried them first.

Subscriptions are $20 at the door, $15 in advance.
$2 discount for GBACG, BACDS, and COYOTE/SFCOP members.
Advance mail registrations must be received by us no later than June 18th.
Costumes admired but not required. All dances taught during the ball. No partner required.

Make out checks to "BAERS", and send them to
BAERS c/o Vanessa Schnatmeier 1122 Hudson Street Redwood City, CA 94061

Street Address: 
City, State, ZIP: 
Mark if new address for mailing list:   Number of admissions desired  

What is the English Regency? See http://www.baers.org


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Jun. 9th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
There are a few differences here:
1. It's not the San Mateo Masonic Hall. It's a lot closer to home for you.
2. It's not the San Mateo Masonic Hall. I believe there's a social area that's separate from the dancing area, so there shouldn't be as much noise for Alan to try to call over, and there will be space to get away.
3. If Alan has a mic at all, it will either be plugged into the amplifier for James' electric piano-substitute (James, who was playing piano at the Victorian Underwear Party, thinks the church sold their old grand), and he won't let anyone touch the levels once he's balanced with the rest of the band, or it will be our PA, and we'll reserve the right to manage the volume level.

This isn't PEERS. I can get you Yvette's email address if you would like to convey the discomfort Alan's being over-amped causes. I think she will be sympathetic to your concerns.
Jun. 9th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
Figures something is opposite our party; there always is.
Jun. 9th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
Drat. I finally find a possible ride to these things, and here I'm throwing a party that night already.

Jun. 13th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Drat, I won't be able to make it; but this is one to bookmark for later. :)
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