Events

It seems that there are more and more events every year. Not all are organised by us but all seem to be a wonderful opportunity to dance and enjoy pleasant company. Our next events are: 


4/11/2017 English country dance workshop and Ball - Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, Brno
19/5/2018  Empire Day - Čechy pod Kosířem château

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We would like to invite you to our next event: 


our traditional all-day dance workshop, concluded with a Regency Ball, this year with an exotic theme inspired by imports from the various English colonies.

Unlike the English countryside we know from Jane Austen’s books, London was bursting with exotic goods and souvenirs flowing in from new British colonies during the Regency. Fragrant spices, flamboyant colours, exotic animals, and the inhabitants of these lands have been present at social gatherings and parties. This year, we will dive into this atmosphere.

We will encounter dances whose names reflect exotic destinations - Indian Queen, The Great Turk, Jamaica, etc. We will have a chance to taste dishes with interesting spices offered by a nomadic tea room. If you’re after a new dress, you can buy vintage silk fabrics for imported directly from India. This time we also offer a new speciality – the afternoon programme will include a lecture on the basics and principles of Empire clothing, presented by the master of her craft, Štěpánka Skalická from the Fashion of the Past Studio.

The programme will as usual include a dance workshop under the expert guidance of Katka Klementová. We will of course also repeat some dances from the previous workshops and then make use of the entire repertoire during the evening ball. The dance workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the ball from 7:30 to midnight.

You can look forward to several hours of training, repeating the basics and enriching our repertoire with new English dances. The Ball is an opportunity to use newly learned dances and enjoy some older ones from previous events. Before each dance, a brief repetition or explanation will take place to help those who have not attended the seminar during the day.

Both workshop and ball are nevertheless suitable even for those who are inexperienced in these period dances and did not participate in previous workshops, because the dances are relatively simple. Feel free to forward this information or the FB event to your friends and other Jane Austen fans! ;-)

To book your ticket, fill out the registration form below. If you would like to know about future events in time, you can sign up to receive information by e-mail via our newsletter.

Price of the workshop after registration and payment by bank transfer by 1 November 2017 is 350, - CZK, the price of the whole-day programme is 550, - CZK. The fee covers the tutor, hall rental, PA and musical accompaniment at the ball. Workshop participants will have a discounted admission to the evening ball. Registered participants will receive detailed information by e-mail. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and evening and hot lunch can be arranged as well.




REGENCY BALL - 7:30 pm

The previous balls were successful beyond all expectations - most participants made ​​an effort and arrived in costume, and the result was a lovely experience in pleasant company, as if we indeed travelled in time. However, period dress is a pleasant thing, but if you are not able to get one, don’t worry and come anyway. The atmosphere at the ball is friendly and relaxed and fellow dancers will always help you to fit in and enjoy the dancing, however inexperienced you may be. We are all there to have a good time! :-)

A short repetition or explanation will take place before each dance to help everyone join in. We will have live music provided by musicians - multi-instrumentalists from the neighbouring Austria, Stephan 'Stoney' Schachtelhalm and Albin Paulus.

For those not attending the workshop, tickets will be on sale for CZK 250,- in advance via the form below or at the door for CZK 300,-.




Ladies and Gentlemen, we are looking forward to meeting you :-)

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Past events... 

25.2. 2017 - Brno- Tuřany
ALL IN THE GARDEN GREEN - Informal dance evening at a local inn






4.11. 2016 Brno - Medlánky
A BALL IN BATH - dance workshop and ball


4.6. 2016 Olomouc
EMPIRE DAY - Dance workshop, picnic, town hall visit, theatre, ball




6.22016 Hostinec U Dvořáků, Brno - Komín
MERYTON ASSEMBLY - Informal dance evening at a local inn


14.11. 2015 Sýpka, Brno - Medlánky
ALL-DAY DANCE WORKSHOP AND BALL "Thank goodness we have apples!"

  


23 May 2015, Olomouc
21 February 2015, Sýpka, Brno - Medlánky
Winter dance Evening  "TEA AND ROSES"



26 November 2014 Oxford Bookshop, Brno
English reading night -  Northanger Abbey


8 November 2014 Sýpka, Brno - Medlánky
DANCE WORKSHOP AND BALL  "Northanger Nightmares"



14.2. 2014 Sýpka, Brno - Medlánky
WINTER BALL  "Emma's Masked Ball"


9 November 2013 Sýpka, Brno - Medlánky
DANCE WORKSHOP AND BALL  "Pleasures of Pemberley"
  



 


23 June 2013 Lužánky Park, Brno
SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK





6 April 2013, Governor's palace, Moravské nám., Brno

 


9 February 2013  Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, Brno - Medlánky 
ENGLISH REGENCY BALL "To Be Fond of Dancing..."  


 
24.1. 2013  Jiří Mahen City Library, Kobližná 4, Brno
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 200 - an evening of experiences

10.11. 2012  Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, Brno - Medlánky 
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE workshop and BALL  "Autumn Assembly Rooms"  

First photos from the event can be found here.

 

12.5. 2012   Sýpka, Kytnerova 4, Brno - Medlánky 






18.2.2012   Restaurace U Dvořáků, Brno - Komín 






5.11.2011   Sýpka, Kytnerova 4, Brno - Medlánky 

6.10.2011  Jiří Mahen Library, Kobližná 4, Brno

   


An evening of reading, music, dancing and tea. 


12.6. 2011  Bílovice n.Svit.
Second workshop of English Country Dances with Katka Doležalová
 
6.-8.5. 2011 Květuš, South Bohemia
John Playford weekend led by Jitka Bonušová

27.3. 2011  Bílovice n.Svit.