St. Andrew is a patron saint of Scotland, Russia and Greece. His feast day is celebrated widely in Europe, as he was the first disciple of Jesus and evangelized many nations before his martyrdom. Because of its proximity to Advent, it is the last festive event before the days of silent, sober expectation for the Savior arrive. The traditions for St. Andrew's balls and parties vary between the countries and we will include several national traditional dances, as well as ballroom, folk and contemporary dances.
Attire: Formal/Evening Banquet. Girls: dresses minimum knee length, no strapless tops, please. Boys: Black Tie Optional (tuxedo or suit).
The doors to the building will open at 6:45 pm, but everyone will wait for the official entrance in the hallway.
Price: $20; at the door $25
The Old Historic Ft. Steuben's Ballroom features beautiful hardwood flooring, antique lighting with old fashioned chandeliers, walls painted in white, accented with soft pink and with beautiful carvings inlaid on the walls, beautiful large roman columns gives the room a majestic air.
I. Official Entrance and Opening of the St. Andrew's Ball.
II. Ballroom Dances: Viennese Waltz, Tango, Polka, Samba, Cha-cha, Jive, Basic Waltz (we teach them and then we dance). Girls will use ballroom dance cards. Etiquette: Maximum two dances per one partner.
III. Hors d'oeuvre
IV. Folk dances. Karaoke. Games. Happy dance.
VI. National dances: Polish Polonaise, Greek Sirtaki, Hebrew Hava Nagila, Russian Kazachok, Scottish Sword Dance. Swing dance competition. Games.
VI. Wish List dances (You tell us what you want to dance and we count the votes)
VII. New (Liturgical) Year Toast. Entering Advent.
VIII. Closure of the Ball
I. Hors d'oeuvre:
Selection of Vegetables
Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple
Brownies, Pies and Cakes*
Each person/family is asked to bring a pie, cake or plate with dessert for ten people. Just make more for Thanksgiving and try not to eat it until Saturday evening. :-)