Step back to the time of Jane Austen at this late-1790s era ball. The evening will feature a variety of English country dances in the historic ballroom, live music, and period-inspired refreshments. Period attire (late 1790s) requested; cocktail attire welcome. Tickets available online at www.shop.alexandriava.gov and reservations are required, as this event sells out quickly.
In preparation for the Jane Austen Ball, learn 18th-century English country dancing from expert dance instructors. Those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full dance class to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball. Classes will be held on September 7, 14, and 21, 7:30-9:30PM. Attend 1 at $12 or the series of 3 for $30.