Notes From the Ballroom Floor


Balls and assemblies form a regular feature of Georgian and Regency era historical novels. Often heroes and heroines meet, flirt, fight, and even fall in love on the ball room floor. But, what was it really like to attend a ball? Recently, I got to find out first hand. My husband and I, our eldest son and his wife, and our youngest son joined an English Country Dance group a couple of months before their big spring ball event. We attended two balls in the course of just a month. The experience offered a wealth of perspective on the myriad ways that period heroes and heroines might have interacted on a ball room floor, not to mention we had a whole lot of fun in the process.

Read the entire article in the July/August 2015 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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