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Invitation to the Ball: A History of Ballroom Dance and Culture

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ID: SEM1229373
Web site: http://www.dancingthroughtherecession.com/
Email: alex.w.jacobs (at) gmail.com (Address obscured to fight spam. Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category: Seminar
Rules: Game system not specified
Cost: $0.00
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Alexander Jacobs
Age requirement: Everyone (6+)
Experience requirement: None (You've never played before)
Are materials provided: Yes
Location: Westin, room Council
Tickets: 12 out of 100 are available (as of 1:30 AM Saturday August 25th, 2012, but this information may be out of date.)
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Time slot: Thu Aug 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event added: Wed May 23 2:34 pm

The masquerade ball is a classic trope of film and fantasy. Learn the culture and find out what makes a waltz Viennese, how to behave when the Duke asks you to dance, and why a vampires love tango. The masquerade ball is a classic trope not only of gaming but of fantasy and adventure literature in general. Come learn what actually happens at a ball, the history of the dances, and the culture surrounding dance. Understand what makes a waltz “Viennese,” how you should behave when the Duke asks you to dance, and why a vampire would tango, and maybe even polka, but never samba. This seminar will inform you on the history of ballroom dance and include a discussion about how to apply it in your games.

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