... and we are off to the Ball! The Regency Valentine's Ball, that is, sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Utah Chapter at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City on February 9th. My daughter Becca and her husband Brady attended with us.
Dance instruction, in classic period 'Country Dances', was provided by the group, Old Glory Vintage Dancers. Some of the dances were confusing, some were a ton of fun, but all were very pretty to watch.
Then, given the fact that the ball was hosted by the Jane Austen Society, I was not a bit surprised to run into Uncle and Aunt Gardiner during our first set. What charming people they are, just as I had always suspected, and perhaps the classiest people in the room, even given the talk of their living in Cheapside ... (errrr was it St. George?)
Of course meeting Bingley's sisters was definitely the visual high light of the evening. It was also fun to stop halfway through the evening for dinner, just as we would have at a real regency ball. Kudos to Aspen and the Utah chapter of JASNA, for 'A job well done."