Join us for a Rip-Roaring dance hall party at our recreation of the notorious Bella Union dance hall in Gold Rush era San Francisco. Our actual location is the historic Alameda Elks Lodge Ballroom & Salon at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA.
After the 7pm pre-ball Victorian dance lesson, Bangers & Mash plays an evening of popular dance music from mid-century America – from waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, and schottisches to quadrilles,contradances, reels, and mixers. No partners needed and all pattern dances will be taught and called.
Gold Rush era costume (1840’s – 1850’s informal or evening wear – any class), Old West costume, Saloon Girl/Dance Hall Girl costume, Victorian Steampunk, or modern evening dress is admired but not required. But please, gunslingers: Leave your guns at home! This here’s a party, not a showdown!
Our usual excellent No Host bar will be available (That means you pay for your own drinks, pardner!) and a light snack buffet will be served (You potluck finger food contributions are very welcome!). For those wanting a break from the lively dancing, the elegant parlor will be available for cards and conversation!
Tickets are $20 through August 31; $25 at the door. For ticket information, see http://www.peersdance.org/goldrush.html If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com