Lady Jane Productions invites you…
…to Live in History
Saturday June 24th, 2023
Dinner: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Ball: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Winnipeg’s Historic Fort Garry Hotel
7th Floor Concert Ball Room
222 Broadway Ave
Pre-Ball Dance Instruction Classes: May 28; June 4, 11, 18 2023
Harrow United Church (955 Mulvey Ave. Winnipeg, MB)
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. (see event ticket link for details)
Delight and enthral your senses with the clothing, dance, music, drink, and food of Regency England c. 1815.
A unique and special social experience!
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You loved watching BRIDGERTON,
and now you can live it!
Imagine yourself transported to England circa 1815. It’s the world of Jane Austen, where Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett are dancing by candlelight at the Netherfield Ball, where military heroes such as the Duke of Wellington have returned triumphant from the Napoleonic war, their regalia glittering, and where there is dancing to live music in a room full of charming people.
“It’s like a dream! Everyone looks so beautiful… I knew this would be fun, but it’s so much more than that! I feel like myself…but like someone else, somehow…”
You find yourself surrounded by the cheery sight of elegant, bejewelled ladies and dashing gentlemen who are all as delightful as they are delighted to find themselves with you in Regency England …all without the use of a time machine.
“I attended initially for my wife, but now I gladly attend every event we can. The dances are a welcome challenge and the sense of community is unparalleled. It’s great to get ourselves all spruced up. It’s so uplifting.”
This recurring event is an experience unlike any other you have imagined. You will immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Regency England with beautiful, period appropriate clothing, dancing, music, drink, and food.
Hosted by Lady Jane Productions
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In which we learn how to dance…
Dance Classes / Social Dances take place on Sunday afternoons preceding the Ball (see event info) from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
In which we dine…
THE DINNER (New for this event since 2022!)
5:00-6:15 pm; doors at 4:45 pm
Enjoy a Regency era-inspired, light dinner of Regency White Soup, the Fort Garry’s famous, house-made sourdough bread, Regency Greens (salad), and beautiful Beef Stew. A Vegetarian meal of Mulligatawny-inspired Soup with a beautiful Vegetable stew is available as an option.
In which we dance…
You arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. to register.
You mill about the seventh floor foyer and loggia greeted by the excited friends that have come to spend the evening with you.
At 7:00 p.m. the ringing of the bell signals the opening of the Ballroom Doors.
You turn off your phone and tuck it away for the remainder of the evening. The Room Promenade is about to commence. You are announced to the room at the door, and you have prepared a fictitious “historic” name (unless, of course, you have a title!). Tonight, you have selected “The Duke and Duchess of Pembina-shire.”
The Master of Ceremony announces your arrival at the door. Lady Jane greets you warmly, and you are guided to get your portrait taken. You then take a formal stroll about the room to see and be seen. You enjoy the immersive walk to a different time and place, accompanied by the music of the Pemberley Players chamber ensemble, concluding your promenade with refreshment at the punch table.
The promenade concludes and the first dance is announced at around 7:30 p.m. At this time, to facilitate participation for everyone, all guests will learn the basics of english country dance and learn a new dance together!
The Dancing takes place all evening with one ~30 min interval. Each dance lasts between 5 and 12 minutes, and ~5 minute breaks are taken in between each dance.
You dance all evening, guided by Lady Jane and accompanied by the Pemberley Players.
Free from the grip of modernity, you are free to relax and enjoy the evening at your own pace.
Light refreshments are provided, and the bartending staff is on hand at the cash bar with libations.
The room is alive with laughter and light, and you are glowing with the joy of an evening well-spent.
No partner is necessary and no dance experience required. Many guests come solo, and many have never danced at a Regency-era Ball before. A dance partner is easily acquired, as it was commonplace in this period for people to dance with different partners over the course of an evening.
Dance classes are recommended for those of you who are new to the experience so that you can arrive at the ball ready to dance, just like you would have done in 1815. Classes are also recommended for those already in the LPJ community as a way to reconnect with “your regency ball friends” as well as reacquaint yourself with the dances.
Lesson dates, location, and details are found in ticket description.
English Regency Era dress (c. 1800 – 1820) is mandatory, and the use of cell phones is not permitted in the Ball Room.
Professional photography will be provided and made available to guests after the ball.
For more information about options for How to Dress for the Ball, CLICK HERE.
For resources on How to Dress for the Ball, CLICK HERE.