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Event preview: Masquerade Ball

October 18, 2010

Fancy-dress masquerades were all the rage during the Baroque period, when Louis XIV used to lead the dance with his queen, followed by the rest of the court in strict order of their precedence. Every October Seattle dresses up and dances too–though you might see a Spiderman among the lords and ladies on the floor.

This year’s 11th Early Dance Costume Ball is a fundraising event to benefit Seattle Early Dance, one of the country’s top professional Baroque dance companies. Along with dancing, attendees will snack from a buffet of dishes savory and sweet, washed down with wine, beer, waters and soft drinks.

A special sneak preview of two dances from Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen will be performed by Seattle Early Dance, Anna Mansbridge’s professional dance company. SED, in collaboration with the Early Music Guild and with musicians of Baroque Northwest, presents this fully staged and costumed opera on February 24, 25, 26, 2011 at the Chapel at the good Shepherd Center – check http://www.EarlyMusic for details and tickets.


Join in the merriment and support Seattle Early Dance.

The 2010 Costume Ball:
Sunday October 24 from 5:00-8:30 pm
Creative Dance Center (Haller Lake Community Club)  12577 Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133
Adult tickets are $30, youth (age 13-20) $15, children (age 6-12) $5, and ages 5 and under are free.
For information and reservations, contact Anna at 206-528-1605 or
Checks payable to Seattle Early Dance may be mailed to 2630 NW 86th St. Seattle WA 98117. Tickets will be available at the door, but please RSVP by October 22nd.

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