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Saturday, May 11, 2024
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)
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Tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

PO Box 2321
Alameda, CA 94501

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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.


Waltz the night away among the fairies, pixies, goblins, redcaps, wizards, sorceresses, enchanted princesses, charming princes, intelligent cats, and Fairy Tale characters of every other description at the most magical ball of the season – when the Unseelie King and Queen of the Fae honour May Day and resign their crowns for six months to the blessed Seelie King and Queen.

Fantasy, fairy, or fairy tale costume from any tradition is admired, but not required. Period costume (authentic or creatively "mixed"), vintage evening dress, or modern evening dress is also welcome, as are perfectly normal mortals. Decorative masks, either worn or hand-held, are optional. While wings are very welcome on our Faerie creatures, be sure to wear wings you can dance in (this is probably not the best night to sport a giant wingspan!).

Our band is Avalon Rising - one of the most exciting Celtic and Celtic fusion bands in the country. They are that rarity - a classically trained rock band that can also play vintage ballroom dance music superbly. Though the ball's focus is, as usual, on the waltz, the band will play a variety of music: five centuries of exquisite and exciting ballroom dance music, ranging from courtly Renaissance dances to romantic waltzes and tangos; from thrilling polkas, Celtic reels and jigs, contra and country dances to Celtic fusion rock. As usual, there will be a pre-ball vintage ballroom dance lesson and all set dances will be taught or called at the ball and partners are not necessary.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served and our celebrated No Host (Cash) bar will be available for most of the evening.

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