Waltz your way back into a gentler era of bustles and boaters and experience Cape May’s “gilded age” at a Victorian Ball, part of the Vintage Dance Weekend during Cape May’s 40th annual Victorian Weekend, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
- Waltz your way ‘round the dance floor during the Vintage Dance Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. Vintage Dance instructor Martha Griffith will have you kicking-up your heels as they did in Cape May’s Victorian heyday when she teaches you the popular ballroom dances of the mid and late-19th century. Take a Vintage Dance Workshop at the Franklin Street School, 712 Lafayette St.Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Test out your new steps at a costumed Vintage Ball with live music of the period by Spare Parts on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
- Then, on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., try an elegant Tea Dance, also with live music by Spare Parts. Refreshments are included at the Ball and Tea Dance and Victorian costume is welcome and highly encouraged (but not required). An all-inclusive package is available or you can purchase events individually. Dance Weekend Package $95; Ball $35;Tea Dance $25; three Workshops $45.
For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508. (Photo by: Joe Evangelista)