Join the Lackawanna Historical Society for a delightful evening at the historic Waverly Community House as they travel back in time to reenact a mid-19th-century formal ball. Dance the night away with live music by vintage dance band, Spare Parts, as they play authentic music from the Civil War era including polkas, waltzes, and several reels such as the Virginia Reel and Snowball Reel. Vintage dance instructor, Susan de Guardiola, will precept the ball. She will offer a brief instruction before each set dance and then lead you through the sequences that comprise each dance. It's fun and easy! All dances will be taught, so no prior dance experience is necessary.
Period dress or dress blues/grays are admired, but not required. Formal dress for both men and ladies is required. Light refreshments will be served during intermission.
Ball tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. All tickets are non-refundable. In order to save costs, tickets will not be mailed. Instead, you should receive an email confirmation that we received your order.