Social Events
Example: The Dance
One of the most popular events in Victorian upper class society was the dance. Dances were usually scheduled around full moons. Although the dance was so popular, even the largest houses did not have great ballrooms, so as a consequence, balls were usually held outdoors.

They started around 8 o’clock so the light of the full moon allowed less lighting to have to be put up. The hostess and her daughters greeted the guests at the front door.

During the 1850s and 60s, floral decoration was very popular, which later changed, by the 1890, too much decoration was frowned at.

At the usual dance, a band, consisting of a cornet, piano, violin, and a cello during the 1850s, played from the ‘top’ of the room, which usually was the area farthest away from the door.

Occasionally, in order to prevent difficulties, dance cards were written out enabling the guests to choose in advance which dances they preferred so no quarrel could be caused by disagreement.

Sometimes the dances were done so excessively that cavalry officers were asked not to wear spurs, in order to prevent injuries.

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful art, xxo

  • thank you kindly my Dear Anna!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

  • thanx so very kindly deaer Val!!

    – Tammera

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    I really love this Tammera. It is just soooo beautiful. I am a great fan of ballroom dancing and wish we could wind the clock back and go back to those lovely days. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your article and guess what, I am listening to some of that beautiful old ballroom music right now. Great work once again and thank you for that very interesting information.

  • awesome…thanx so much, glad you enjoyed the read!…I was having a hard time with the title of this work but after reading a bit on victorian customs and ballroom dress for women and cultural traditions of the day…it just popped into my hea!…so glad you enjoyed this one Ralph…thanx hon!

    – Tammera

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tammera!

  • thank you so much Jolante!!

    – Tammera

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

    09-02-12 Beautiful work! :o)

    how wonderful!!….thanx so kindly!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Jane Brack
    Jane Brackover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful image, Tammera! Congrats on your feature!

  • awww…. how very kind!…thanx again dear Jane!!

    – Tammera

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Your wonderful work is featured in Beautiful Blends! (To reach the forum where your artwork is on permanent display, please click the banner)!

    Congratulations, Tammera!

  • Feature!!
    thanx again and ever so much dear Nadya!!

    – Tammera

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago

    So beautifully done!

  • thank you again my friend!!

    – Tammera

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Absolutely magnificent. Just love it, Tammera.

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