Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball - 11/9/19

Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Celebrating the centennial of the end of World War I, the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club will hold its Twelfth Annual Armistice Ball on Saturday, November 9, from 8:00 - 11:00 pm in the historic Great Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 South Street, Morristown, NJ. The Metropolitan Club Orchestra will provide hot dance tunes of the early 20th century. A workshop in dances of the era will be held at the Morristown Masonic Center, 39 Maple Avenue, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm that day. Ball tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door ($20 in advance/$25 at the door with a student ID). They may be purchased online at www.armisticeball.com, where additional information may be found as well.


The Met Club is also sponsoring a Sunday morning tea brunch at the Cosy Cupboard Tea Room in Convent Station at 11:00 a.m. The cost per person is $34.00 complete, and reservations should be made directly with the Cosy Cupboard at 973-998-6676.

The Metropolitan Club Orchestra consists of renowned jazz musicians from across the country who specialize in the classic sounds of early jazz from the Ragtime and '20s eras. This year's lineup includes Dan Levinson on reeds; Danny Tobias, cornet; Conal Fowkes, bass; Mike Kuehn, banjo; David Boeddinghaus, piano; and Sue Fischer on drums.

At the Saturday afternoon workshop, novices can master the basics of period dances including the one-step, foxtrot, tango, blues, and waltz. It will be led by instructors Jan and Al Seabra of Raritan. The workshop is included in the ticket price.

A ceremony at intermission will honor active military personnel and veterans in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. Attire of the 19-teens or ‘20s, military uniforms, or modern formal or semi-formal dress is requested.

Profits benefit the Thursday Morning Club of Madison. The Thursday Morning Club provides programs and projects that focus on the major issues of our time – supporting women’s health, preserving natural resources, promoting literacy and equality, and encouraging volunteer service – and fall into the following areas of focus: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues. Visit https://thursdaymorningclub.org.

The Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club is a private organization dedicated to keeping alive the social customs, dances, and other pastimes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Members dance and do living history demonstrations in the styles of the 1860s through 1940s at events throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Its members are primarily from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.


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