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

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Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Thu Jul 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am (1 hour)
Host:Alexander Jacobs (Dancing and Dragons)
Ages:Everyone (6+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:Westin, room Council
Tickets:11 out of 60 are available (as of 6:57 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 6:57 am

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 and fiction.

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