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The Rite of Spring Ball

  • Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

Hosted by ADSC's own Sam Simmons, Monica Lenk, Gregory Seeley, Shannon Valerian and Frank Davis.

The Brassworks Band will play four dance sets from 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 Midnight. Thrill to many of your favorite waltzes, polkas, mazurkas & schottisches, The Congress of Vienna, Jolly Dogs Polka, Sir Roger de Coverley and Bohemian National Polka!

Semi-Formal attire required, and 19th century styles are encouraged. Please see the Gaskell Ball page on attire or photos from previous Gaskell Balls.

$20 admission (pay at the door or beforehand via Paypal

Includes a free beginning waltz lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., light snacks and refreshments, and all the wonderful, fantastic dancing you can handle! The dance schedule will remain very familiar to those who have attended a Gaskell Ball.

The most OverAttired of the evening (chosen by our board) will win complimentary admission to the next Ball, and be featured in an exposé!

We do need a few volunteers! Please contact Monica to volunteer!

More information, fun survey, links, FAQ, and insider-history located here:

Please invite friends!