Our homeschool group brought in some experts on Civil War reenactment dances to fine tune our dancing and etiquette at our balls. The workshop consisted of class from 9 to noon, then time to eat and dress, returning at 3 for a practice ball.
It was very warm, a sunny Saturday, and the ambiance of the gymnasium was not quite as lovely as it was at our Spring Ball which was held at a Country Club, but we did learn new dancing and were given a better idea of proper clothing than we'd had before.
Some people are SO camera shy.
And some are not.
Michael and Ashlee.
We saw some clothing examples. This is a man's cutaway coat. I can't wait to sew one for Michael.
Here are the Grand Marshalls, the couple who taught the workshop.
Many scenes form the practice ball.
This was so sweet. These little girls were just jabbering away, all excited about the ball, while the little boy was seeking adventure, stealthily spying through each curtain opening, and completely oblivious to the constant chatter behind him. Give him time...
A parade of gowns...
Michael and Daniel.
Michael and Ashlee; Waltzing and Virginia Reel