Civil War Dance News – January-February 2014‏

Greetings Friends,

November and December were very busy for us.  We conducted six balls and presented an artifact display in those two months.  Unfortunately, a dance demonstration had to be cancelled because of one of the many snow storms that passed through the region.  Our final total for the year was 43 events.

The National Civil War Ball on Remembrance Day was the largest we have ever conducted and it raised more than $5,000 for Gettysburg National Military Park.  This ball has now raised over $70,000 for the Park!  We encourage everyone to support those events and organizations that raise money for preservation of our American history.

To see more photos of the Remembrance Day activities, visit

(Ball coverage starts on page 20).

We finally created a Facebook page and it will feature more photos from our events.

Visit us at


FREE Civil War Dance Classes at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa., 2-4PM, Sundays, January 12, February 9, and March 16, 2014.  The classes are free but registration is required because of limited space.  To register, email name(s) of participant(s) and date(s) you would like to attend.

4th Annual George Washington Ball in Winchester, Va., on March 1 will raise money for the Old Court House Museum.

11th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball in the rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building will be held on March 29.  All of the profit from this ball also goes to Gettysburg National Military Park.

FREE Civil War Dance Manual in PDF format is available by email to help you prepare for dances and balls.  We originally developed this manual for the Civil War Trust’s Teacher Institute.  It provides basic instruction in several easy formation dances and has links to online videos and period dance manuals.  Email us for a free copy.

Event Sponsors, if you would like to book us for a dance demonstration, fund raising  ball, living history program or artifact display, please contact us as early as possible.  Our schedule is filling up for 2014 and we are already have several bookings for 2015 (1865 in Civil War terms).  Email us for a “Sponsor Booklet” that explains our various programs and services.

Have a Happy New Year!

Larry Keener-Farley

Dance Master

Victorian Dance Ensemble

Performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation

Civil War Trust 2011 Reenactment Unit of the Year




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