The Adelaide Colonial Dancers and the Australian Traditional and Bush Dance Society are hosting the Ball to mark the 175th anniversary of South Australia. There will even be a Herald to announce guests as they arrive, adding an air of historic occasion to the night.
Adelaide City Council is supporting the event by providing sponsorship in recognition of the significance of this anniversary.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to show off the Town Hall and celebrate its part in the history of Adelaide,” Acting Lord Mayor David Plumridge said.
“Guests can have their portraits taken on the majestic marble staircase and the Lord Mayor will also be joining the festivities.”
People will enter the Town Hall in a traditional grand march and drinks will be served, followed by Colonial-style dancing, anniversary cake and entertainment by a 30 piece brass band and the Tamarisque Family Band.
Ticket holders can take advantage of free dancing lessons during June to prepare for the Ball.
“Those keen on really stepping back in time can learn original colonial dances such as ‘The Alberts’ at the dance classes,” David said.
‘It’s about celebrating the 175th anniversary of South Australia in a truly traditional style.”
Colonial Ball Costume or Black Tie Formal is required dress. Tickets are $50 available through BASS.
For more information about the event, visit www.bass.net.au or phone 131 246.