Set the dodgy controls of your favourite time travelling vehicle and whirl your way back in time to the Victorian era, but with a difference.
Destination: St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, Hobart (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)
Date and time: Saturday, 29th May 2021 (or should that be 1871?), 7:15 for 7:30-11:30pm, but come at 7 if you’d like to watch or partake in some extra tea duelling.
What: Steampunk Ball
Fun and lively period dances with thrilling music by the Black Swans of Trespass.
Dancing master: David “Oddsocks” Wanless
Tea duelling under the masterful direction of our Tiffin Master.
Hat and glove elimination cotillion. Bring hat or gloves to participate.
Enjoy diverse dances such as the Celebrated Opera Reel, the Quadrille Galope and the Chess Dance, wherein we all take on the roles of chess pieces on our giant chess board.
You are most definitely encouraged to dress in your finest steampunk, Victoriana or formal attire. Dress to impress. (For ideas, search the web for “make steampunk outfit”, “dress like a Victorian” or “make victorian outfit”, or look at the event page below. You can do a lot with opp shop clothes and trinkets.)
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required. All ages welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper.
Tickets $19/$17/$16/$10. Online bookings preferred at events.humanitix.com/steampunkball.
Optional Steampunk workshop: The Chess Dance and other wonders: 1:15 for 1:30-3:30, $8, Uniting Church Hall, Elizabeth St, North Hobart, opposite State Cinema. If you’d like to learn or practice some of the dances beforehand, especially the Chess Dance, or just enjoy some further dancing, come along. At the ball, we hope to only teach the pawns’ role, so if you’d like to be a noble in the Chess Dance, attend the workshop.
Conditions of entry: folktas.org/coronavirus
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc