2012 Midsummer Grand Ball — June 16

The Midsummer Grand Ball is set for June 16, 2012.

A past midsummer Grand Ball

A past midsummer Grand Ball photographed from the balcony

The tradition continues! For the seventh summer in a row, the Heritage Commission will host the Midsummer’s Eve Grand Ball at the Opera House, June 16th, from 8:00 to 10:00 in the evening. Genteel ladies in hoop skirts will dance with dashing Civil War soldiers to the strains of live music played by The Wind’s Dance.

No dance experience is necessary! All dances will be instructed at the Ball by dancemaster Jim Ruley, and a free dance practice will be held on May 15th at the Opera House, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A wide variety of hors d’oeuves and desserts will be served.

Period attire is requested, but not required; modern formalwear is welcome. Soldiers are asked to please refrain from wearing hobnail boots. Many such Civil War events are taking place during this observance of the 150th anniversary of the war years, but few are as interactive and exciting as a dance.

Won’t you join us? Tickets are $25 per person, $45 per couple, with well-behaved children under age 10 free of charge (suggested donation).

Please call the Charleston Pharmacy to make your reservations at 937-462-8331.

Questions about the Midsummer’s Eve Grand Ball? Please contact dance managers Julia Sutherly at 937-360-5527 (circadesigns@hotmail.com), or Kay Ruley at 937-462-7332.