English Regency Dancing and Tea in Los Angeles

$8.00    |  Nov 17, 2019  |  1:00PM - 5:30PM

CELEBRATING JANE AUSTEN IN PASADENA ON JUNE 16, 2019 Imagine partying like it’s 1791 in Regency England every third Sunday [except for May and December] in Los Angeles. The Valley Area English Regency Society holds tea and dance parties in the style of Jane Austen: dancing is taught, and sociability abounds with a formal tea and conviviality. Dr. Laura Freas Beraha is the hostess for the tea and teacher of the dances that appealed to Jane Austen. She experienced her first English Regency dance at a science fiction convention in 1981. To her it was like time travel; people were so sociable and polite, and she found the dancing to be exquisite. From then on she devoted herself to study the history of the Jane Austen period as well as the dances. She founded the [San Francisco] Bay Area English Regency Society in 1984, and formed its sister group, the Valley Area English Regency Society in 2016. With the exception of May and December, VAERS holds monthly dance parties [referred to by the Regency word “drums”] on third Sunday afternoons in Pasadena. We dance longways country dances, waltzes, cotillions, and finishing dances. Stylistically it is the smooth and elegant aristocratic ballroom dance of the year 1800; think “Netherfield Ball” rather than “Meryton Ball” in Pride and Prejudice. Donation is $8.00 and the contribution of finger foods to share is greatly appreciated. Dressing in Regency attire is encouraged but not required. Beginner friendly -- No partner or experience necessary. All dances taught and prompted by your dancing Mistress: Laura Beraha. The favor of a reply is appreciated so to arrange for food and seating. Let’s party like it’s 1799! November 17, 2019 Doors open at 1 pm Dancing from 1:30 – 5:30 pm Tea at 3 pm Email: kfreasstudio@earthlink.net Land Line: (818) 992-1252 Mobile & Text: (818) 970-5118 See us on FaceBook: Valley Area English Regency Society [VAERS] Website: https://www.ValleyAreaEnglishRegencySociety.org