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Dates: July 30, 2022

Venue: Fairmont Empress

Location: Map

Admission: $26.25 – $198.45

Pride & Prejudice Midsummer Ball

“A ball? Who’s giving a ball? I long for a ball, and so does Denny.”

- Lydia Bennet

Imagine yourself transported to the world of Darcy and Elizabeth, of Napoleon Bonaparte and Jane Austen, walking straight into Netherfield, with dancing, live music, food, playing cards, in the stunning Crystal Ballroom of the historical Empress Hotel.

You are invited to attend our Regency Ball!

‘I want to, but I’m an introverted Austen fan and no one will come with me!’

Welcome! you have found your people. No partner is necessary or required, many guests come solo, and there’s always someone to dance with!

‘I don’t know how to dance!’

We teach the dances, which require no partner and no dance experience. We are offering a total of 5 dance lessons. All take place at The White Eagle Polish Hall, 90 Dock Street. Register below for as many as you wish. We recommend attending as many as you can. The more you are able to practice the dances, the more fun the ball will be. We will teach 2 of the 4 dances at each Lesson, and do a quick review of all four at the Refresher Saturday morning. Please see the ticket descriptions to see which dances are being taught at which lessons.

To assist with the lessons there are videos of all the dances on our website:

We do strongly recommend attending the lessons! You and the other guests will have so much more fun and really the lessons are a blast all on their own.

‘I don’t have a thing to wear!’

No worries! We have ways for you to rent or buy a costune buy and advice for you to make! your own. The bare minimum dress code for ladies is a Full-Length Gown in a soft fabric with fully covered shoulders. An empire waist is preferable but not mandatory. Flat shoes only please. No high heels. For gentlemen, the minimum is a Tail Coat or frock coat with a vest and a cravat (literally a strip of fabric tied around the neck) and a white shirt. Breeches with long socks are preferable, but regular pants are fine. Any dress shoes will do. Historical Military dress and traditional cultural dress (eg. Kilts) are also welcome. And you are welcome to dress as a Gentleman or a Lady as you please!

In Victoria:You can contact Disguise the Limit to arrange a rental.https://disguisethelimitcostumes.caPhone: 250-479-1156Email: [email protected]

Additional info:There will be a P&P Ball guest room rate and the number to book will be sent to all guests, in the order confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Lots of updates will be posted on Facebook, at

Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

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