At last we have a Spring Ball booked for Sunday 22nd September 2013, around 1.30pm -4.30pm in the city. (Our usual venue is no longer available for us on Saturday evenings.) Exact details yet to be finalised, but please put the date in your diary.
The Sunday will avoid the Federal Election, whenever it might be… and we hope the time will suit most people. The city venue is readily accessible by public transport, and parking is also possible on Sundays.
This time the Ball will be a sort of Thé dansant (Tea Dance – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_dance for some more info on the genre, which really belongs to a more recent period).
The venue is interesting, because it is a lovely dance studio in the St James Trust Building, at 160 Castlereagh Street. Though built in the 1920s (Gatsby era!) it is in the Palazzo style, with a touch of classical/Renaissance style (http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd4-052.htm has some info) – of course strictly speaking everything in Sydney is anachronistic for us!
The cost will be somewhat more, but with simplified catering, and more dancing, we hope that it will be worth it to be in such an elegant setting.