‘Why, it’s old Fezziwig! Bless his heart, it’s Fezziwig alive again!’
Join us for a memorable evening of historic dances themed around Charles Dickens’ classic novel, a Christmas Carol. We’ll have a cast of costumed characters to perform vignettes from the book inbetween all your favorite dances. Our band will supply live music; refreshing punch will be provided, and there will be a free drawing to enter to win a gift at the front door. Join us for an evening of Christmas fun!
When: Friday, Dec. 17th
Where: Omaha Lauritzen Gardens Ballroom, 100 Bancroft St
Cost to attend is $7 per person, or $30 per family, paid by cash at the door.
We request you register for this event; registration is open! Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the registration form.
We generally encourage parents not to bring very young children to this formal event. Ages 10 and up are suggested. Costumes and fancy dress welcome.
Fezziwig Ball 2021 Dance Card:
6:30pm Doors open.
6:40pm, Beginner’s Dance Class
Jingle Bells Polka means it’s almost time to start.
7pm sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig start the dance. Dance Callers are David Miller and Emily Mayes.
- Row Well, ye Mariners -an improper mixer
- Newcastle Circle
- March of the Three Kings
- Hole in the Wall
8pm, First Intermission. Introduction of the cast. Toast to our 12th anniversary. Drawing for prizes. Scrooge/Fred/Bob counting house skit.
- Mr. Beveridgeâ€™s Maggot
- Shipâ€™s Cook – a three couple mixer
- Spanish Waltz – a four couple mixer
9pm, Second Intermission. Thank the Lauritzen/band, Scrooge/Marley Bedroom Skit.
- King of Poland
- Female Saylor
- William of Gloucester’s Waltz
- Gay Gordon to a Christmas Medley: God rest ye Merry Gentlemen/Good Christian men rejoice/Good King Wenceslas.
End Waltz: Silent night. End 10pm
Check out our these posts to find out more about our annual Fezziwig balls:
“But the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler (an artful dog, mind! The sort of man who knew his business better than you or I could have told it him!) struck up ‘Sir Roger de Coverley.’ Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs. Fezziwig. Top couple, too; with a good stiff piece of work cut out for them; three or four and twenty pair of partners; people who were not to be trifled with; people who would dance, and had no notion of walking.”