Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus



Saturday, May 7, 2022
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 (Sold in Advance Only)


This event has sold out. There are no more tickets available, and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Proof of vaccination is required for admission

Dance, sing, and play at the season's loveliest old-fashioned party hosted by the Fezziwig family from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Bangers and Mash, the Bay Area's most irresistible country dance band, will play a variety of Viennese and rotary waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, schottisches, the Lancers, reels, and other set dances popular in the early and mid-19th century. As usual, all set dances will be taught or called.

There will be an introductory dance class in Victorian ballroom dance at 7pm followed by formal dancing from 8pm to midnight

Suggested costume is evening or day dress from 1837 through 1870 (the heyday of Dickens' literary career), any class. Modern evening dress is, as always, a completely acceptable substitute for period costume, and there is no dress code for the evening. Ladies, if you're wearing a ball gown or evening gown, please be sure to bring a wrap since the ballroom will be cold before the dancing starts. Once we start dancing, the ballroom warms up beautifully!

We’ll be offering our usual no host bar.  Due to the pandemic, no food or snacks will be provided. We suggest you eat before the ball.  Fortunately, there’s a variety of good restaurants in the neighborhood, especially on nearby Park Street.

Note: Children under 12 have free admission to the ball but, for their own safety, must be supervised and MUST have an adult partner on the dance floor.

Home            Subscriptions           Support Us