The Ball

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The Gaskell Ball is the bay area's oldest and finest formal ball. If you want to experience vintage dancing to live music with elegant costumes in a beautiful 1920's ballroom, make sure to join us for the next Gaskell Ball.

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Our next ball is the Gaskell Halloween Ball.

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Gaskell Halloween Ball is a chance to dress up and experience the elegance of a Victorian Costume Ball. The 1920s Main Ballroom of the Scottish Rite Center provides the backdrop for the live music by The Brassworks Band, and the ballroom dancing of Victorian times.

Please dress to impress. Jeans and T-shirts will not be admitted.


At 3:30, an afternoon dance class. This is highly recommended if you are new to Victorian dancing, or would like to refresh your memory. The class runs until 6pm.

At 7:30, the doors re-open for the ball, and at 7:45, we have a half-hour evening dance class, with introduction to the Victorian Waltz, Galop, Mazurka and Schottishe.

At 8:30, the dancing begins to live music by The Brassworks Band. There are four sets of dancing, with three 20 minutes breaks, ending at midnight.


Admission to the ball is $20. The afternoon dance class is $10. The evening class is included with the admission to the ball

This is a formal ball. See the costuming page for more details.

Refreshments are potluck finger food with the Society providing both fruit punch and ice water.

More Information

If you need more information about The Gaskell Ball, please ask on our Facebook page. You can also email us at information at

Upcoming Dances

October 25th, 2014

December 13th, 2014

All dates are Saturdays.
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