Invitation to the Ball: A History of Ballroom Dance and Culture
|Email:||alex (at) dancinganddragons.com (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)|
|Rules:||Game system not specified|
|Time slot:||Thu Jul 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am (1 hour )|
|Host:||Alexander Jacobs (Dancing and Dragons)|
|Experience required:||None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)|
|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.