Fanshawe Frolic presents......

Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 4th

Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday, August 4th - The whole Village is coming to the Glorious Reign Ball!!
Dances from Queen Victoria’s era: 1819-1901

This year’s special Frolic theme focuses on the British Empire in the 19th century and the reign of Queen Victoria. Our 19th century ball program will include dances and music from the years of Queen Victoria’s lifetime; from the late regency period to 1901.

Come learn the social dances of the 19th century with Dance Mistress, Mme. Cathy Stephens, on Saturday. Enjoy a country supper in the evening, followed by the period ball with live music provided by Childgrove of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Period costumes are encouraged but not required.

This theme offers a wide choice of costume for participants who can dress in any 19th century costume: Regency, mid 19th century or late Victorian. Or come as a “visitor” from the far reaches of Queen Victoria’s Empire…from the British Isles to Australia, from India to Hong Kong.
Bring the whole family to the Village on Sunday for Family Frolic! Live music and more dancing with Mme. Stephens, followed by an afternoon tea.


  • 10:30 - 12:30pm Set Dances and Etiquette - to prepare for the ball.
  • 2:00-3:30pm Late Victorian “round” dance sequences featuring basic waltz, polka and schottische steps.
  • 6:00-7:00pm Period country supper
  • 7:30 - 11:00pm The Glorious Reign Ball


  • 1:00 - 3:00pm Family Frolic dance
  • 3:00 - 3:30pm Victorian Tea

Tickets: $50.00 + HST per person for the Victorian Ball and supper. Family Frolic on Sunday with regular admission. Book on-line at Advance booking is required.

Fanshawe Frolic Poster

Event Sponsor 
Presented in partnership with Cathy Stephens, Itinerant Dance Mistress, London, Ontario.
Event Cost 

$50.00 plus HST per person for the Period Ball and supper.