Ashley's new Regency gown at the 2011 Hartford Ball.
The room was full for the evening with three longways sets of dancers reaching the entire length of the hall. As usual, there was a mix of historically inspired costumes (mostly Regency-esque) and modern formal wear. The evening music was provided by Karen Axelrod, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, and Anna Patton. In addition to featuring varying degrees of difficulty, the collection of dances also ranged from the early dances of Playford ("Apley House" and "Prince William" were included) to some more modern ECD arrangements. Reel Nutmeg was a fabulous host and in addition to keeping us well hydrated, provided the dancers with a beautiful spread of snacks and sweets! We were both exhausted (and achy!) after a long day of dancing, but once again, it was all well worth it. Thank you to Reel Nutmeg and all of our fellow ECD dancers for another fun event!
Dancers at the 2011 Hartford Ball.