Fancy travelling back in time to the pre-Victorian period, when the ladies in Jane Austen’s novels put the excitement into life? In 2014, our annual opera ball in the sumptuous salons of the Ghent opera house will be on the theme of the 1770-1820 period, a time of aristocratic excess and official balls. The focus of the evening is the ‘country dance’, but you will also pick up old minuets and new waltzes. Each dance is taught on the evening itself, to the accompaniment of a live orchestra. So put on your finest dress and who knows, you may meet your very own Mr Darcy.
Dress code: costumes (1770-1820) or evening dress. If you would you like to practise beforehand, we are also organising two initiation evenings during the Christmas holidays.