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Saturday, January 7, 2023
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)


Tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

PO Box 2321
Alameda, CA 94501

You may also purchase tickets using the PayPal system:



Tickets will be sent to you via email when we receive payment. Attendance is limited and ticket sales will be cut off when the admission cap is reached. No tickets will be sold at the door.

All events will follow the health guidelines of Alameda County that are in effect at the time of the event. Currently masks are not required to attend, but we continue to strongly suggest wearing a mask, especially while dancing. If Covid statistics rise, or if county, state or national health regulations change, a more restrictive mask policy may be reinstated with little notice.


Dance, sing, and play at the season's loveliest old-fashioned party hosted by Mr. Fezziwig from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Greenwich Mean Time, 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 7 pm 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.

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