CHARLES DICKENS' PICNIC DANCE
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Location: Lincoln Park
1450 High Street, Alameda
(Near the Rose Garden)
Suggested Set-Up Time: 10:00 am
Dancing: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for a lovely afternoon in the world of Charles
Dickens and his characters in picturesque Lincoln Park, where we
shall be holding PEERS’ annual Free Picnic & Dance in the Park.
Our guests are invited to bring their own period-style picnic lunch
and to make their picnic site look as period as possible (Please
note that the event is not a potluck. Our hard-working catering
staff will be taking a well-deserved holiday!).
Suggested costume for the event is Victorian summer afternoon dress
(1832-1870), but, as usual, costumes are admired, not required. But,
whatever you wear, be certain to wear sturdy shoes that you can
dance out-of-doors in.
To protect your complexion, hats or bonnets, parasols, and sunscreen
are highly recommended, and you may even want to bring a shawl to
protect you against the changeable climate of beautiful Alameda, the
Bay Area's most Victorian city.
After the luncheon, the celebrated Dickens Fair band, Bangers &
Mash , will play an afternoon of beautiful early to
mid-Victorian dance music, including waltzes, polkas, schottisches,
mazurka waltzes, country dances, and quadrilles (As usual, all set
dances will be briefly taught or called). The enduringly popular
Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, Lancers, and, of
course, Sir Roger de Coverley will also be danced. This is a
wonderful way to practice dancing for Dickens Fair and to meet many
of the characters.
This event is a thank you to all of our devoted fans, and we will
not be charging a fee for admission. Donations for our brilliant and
hard-working musicians and for expenses will be gratefully accepted,
however, both before and during the event.
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