Summer Ball Party at the Historic Dumbarton House in Georgetown

An Awesome party in DC  to celebrate the arrival of summer with an elegant ball and garden party  featuring dancing to a live orchestra in one of Georgetown’s most historic and magnificent mansions, Dumbarton House!

Take a step back in time to the exquisite setting of an elegant ball from the pages of a Jane Austen novel! Dumbarton Oaks, one of the most magnificent mansions in Georgetown, sets the stage for your magical evening of music, food, wine and dancing that brings to life the elegance of old Europe and the charm of Federal America.

The party will be held in the lovely yellow Belle Vue Room, a contemporary ballroom with classical Federal elements such as Palladian-style French doors, “candlight” sconces and chandelier, the Ball will feature a live dance orchestra!

A delightful candlelit buffet of tempting Federal-inspired desserts, summer wines and “tea punch” will be served.

You will dance to a wonderful mix of waltzes, Viennese Waltzes, as well as Federal style dances that will be shown to you during orchestra breaks.

During the ball you will be able to experience the opportunity to learn a historic dance from the period by two accomplished dance mistresses who have taught or performed historic dance at the Department of State, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Colonial Williamsburg, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Tudor Place, to name only a handful.

When: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 8:00 P.M to Midnight

Where: Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 map

Ticket & Registration

Requested Attire
White Tie or Black Tie Optional (dark suits are also fine!). Vintage formal attire such as ball gowns or the Federal/Regency Period welcome (Pretend like you are taking part in a scene from a Jane Austen Ball)!

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