It seems posting about events I'll be attending has the positive effect that friends of mine frequently decide to join me. Accordingly, I'm going to try to occasionally post information about upcoming events I'm planning to attend.
You can always contact me about any of these for further information; for some I don't have information or links on hand to provide.
October 31st, Albany NY, Fall Frolic [SCD] ($50, Students $25)
The Albany-area Scottish Country Dance group hosts an annual ball in late October. Always lots of fun and good dancing, I try to attend every year. On Halloween this year, which means costumes! No costume requirement I'm aware of. More information in the PDF flyer, including instructions for all the dances, 'cause SCD folks are cool like that.
December 13th, Rehoboth, MA (near Providence, RI), Jane Austen's Birthday Tea Dance [Regency]
Afternoon Regency Tea Dance, period day dress encouraged but not required. I'll probably post about this again when I have more detail.
December 19th, Salem, MA, Fezziwig Ball [Civil War?]
This is being hosted by CVD, and I don't yet have very complete details on the event. Evening event to be preceded by a lantern-light promenade in Salem. Period dress encouraged but not required: period being anytime during the life of Charles Dickens [1817-1870]. Dance likely to be primarly Civil War-era, but that's a guess.
I may not be able to attend this one, as mid and late 19th Century dance features a lot of couple dancing that's very hard on my right forearm. These are interspersed with set dances and quadrilles danced in the stately walking style.
February 21st, Cambridge, MA, Tea Dance [Regency]
I'll definitely be attending the Regency Tea Dance. Also worth mentioning is the rest of the Vintage Tea Dance series--I'm sure I'll be attending some of them, although as they're mostly Victorian, my arm may again limit my participation this year. These are great, fun events, though; I encourage people to go without me. These are Third Sunday afternoons through April.
Alternate Fridays, Salem, MA, Vintage Dance [19th Century]
Fun, beginner friendly, low emphasis on costume evening of dancing in Old Salem Town Hall. I get up there occasionally when my free Fridays coincide with the event, especially if I have someone to drive up with. However, again, with my stepping back from couple dancing I haven't been up as much recently.