Regency enthusiasts came from far and wide to dance at our Christmas ball on Saturday 4th December, and said it was marvellous to be at a period dance once again after nearly two years.
The comments at the end were all enthusiastic. “It is so good to have a ball to enjoy after all this time.” “This ball is always worth travelling for.” “The Warwick Regency Ball is the best because of the beautiful venue and the volunteers are so friendly and welcoming.” “A really lovely evening – thank you so much.” “Wonderful!”
A number of the guests stayed overnight in local hotels, pubs and guest houses after travelling from as far away as Portsmouth, Devizes and Bath, joining plenty of other guests who live in the Warwick area. All had been asked to take Covid tests the day before the Ball, as had the volunteers behind the event’s success.
With live music provided by the specialist trio, ‘Mr. Sayer’s Players’, Dance Director Frances Richardson skilfully guided the dancers through sixteen period dances. Canapés provided by Oken’s Kitchen were handed round during the interval, when there was a brief presentation about the strict rules of etiquette that had to be observed at ball and assemblies in Jane Austen’s time.
Organiser Tricia Scott said, “After the cancellation of the ball last year, there was a huge appetite for this year’s dance to go ahead. The positive reactions to the evening made all the preparation work worthwhile. Unlocking Warwick’s Regency ball in the build up to Christmas is now a firm fixture on the town’s calendar and a showcase for the magnificent ballroom in the Jury Street Court House.”
(To hire the ballroom contact Fiona and Victoria on 01926 830808)