Monday, July 27, 2009

~Summer Ball 2009~

Last Saturday we were pleased to attend our historic dance class' annual Summer Ball! This time we were to come dressed in 19th century clothing or Sunday best. :)

We had many dances this year...13 to be exact,
the titles are as follows...

Grand March
The Circassian Circle
Prince Imperial Quadrille
Pride of Erin Waltz
Virginia Reel
Haste to the Wedding
Ninepin Quadrille
Federal Scottische
Waltz Quadrille
The Dashing White Sergeant
Carolina Promenade
Gothic Dance
Final Waltz
A very talented gentlemen played lively music for us on the fiddle that evening! :)

This is our gracious dance caller and instructor!



Here we are getting in position for the Circassian Circle.

Here the gentlemen were to advance towards the center of the circle.

My dad and I took our places at the end of the square in preparation for the next quadrille. :)



In this dance, the Prince Imperial Quadrille, the ladies were doing what is called a grand chain.
Mom wanted to get a picture of my hair in ringlets. :) (It took us about an hour to fix my hair that way!) :)
Here we were doing the Virgina Reel! Some of the younger ones joined in and seemed to be having a wonderful time! :)

My younger brothers and I paused in between dances for a quick photo. ;)

And here is my older brother and I. :)

This is a few of the gentlemen...all in civil war uniforms! :)
And here's some of the lovely ladies!

Below is a video of OUR group that my younger brother so thoughtfully took for us! It was during our first dance the Grand March! Enjoy! :D


Blessings to you all!
~Chloe~ :)

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4


video

2 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Chloe,
You looked SO lovely in
your gorgeous dress and
beautiful curls!! Enjoyed
every pic.... aren't balls
simply delightful?! *happy sigh*

With Much Love~ Miss Jen

P.S.
I recently watched a new BBC
movie entitled~ "Little Dorrit"
it is quite good except for a
few parts.... which can be fast
forwarded. Do you like Charles Dickens novels?!

Chloe said...

Hi Miss Jen!! :)
Thanks! :) I'm glad you enjoyed all the pictures! :D Indeed, balls ARE quite delightful! ;)

Well, as for the movie...I haven't watched it before, however, I do believe I saw a trailer for it a while back. (I may have to look into it further! ;) )

I've actually not read many novels by Charles Dickens...are there any particular ones you would recommend?

Love and Blessings!
~Chloe~ :)