Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, formal dance parties were a routine part of society.
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May 27, 2010 - PRLog -- Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, formal dance parties were a routine part of society. Royalty or people belonging to the upper class would organize a ball and everyone in the town was invited. At these events, people got to know each other, dance, socialize, and potentially find the love of their lives. As time went by, social balls were replaced with Internet chat rooms and nightclubs. I think we should bring a long lost tradition back. Let me take you through the steps on how to plan your own formal dance party or ball.
A ball isn’t any fun if you only invite your close circle of friends. Invite all of your friends, family, colleagues, and even your friends from high school you’d love to see again. Send out invitations well in advance and clearly indicate an RSVP date. Don’t worry about inviting too many people. After everyone RSVPs, the guest list will be significantly shortened. On the invitation, it is also a good idea to have the guest specify any specific eating preferences, such as vegetarian. Mention the theme of the ball and let them know they must come dressed accordingly. Knowing this beforehand can be a determining factor whether or not the guest will attend.
Choosing the theme of the ball is exciting. You can plan a masquerade ball, a medieval ball, Elizabethan ball, a vampire ball, or magic princess ball. This is where you can get really creative. From the moment you choose your theme, everything must be planned around it. For example, if you decide to go with a medieval ball, you could decorate the hall like a court in a castle, serve turkey legs on steel plates and wine in goblets.
Dancing is a major part of the ball. Do your homework beforehand and discuss the music related to your theme with your hired DJ. Many people may not be familiar with the themed music and won’t know how to begin to dance to it. Get together a group of friends and choreograph a dance to present to your guests. This will set the dancing mood and bring everyone out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Planning a ball can be just as much as the ball itself. Get into it and I’m sure your ball will be the talk of the town for quite a while.