In January, I wrote a blog about the very first Civil War Ball a friend and I hosted over five years ago, and I posted some photos from that very first event. Many of the dancers in those photos still attend our Balls. The ten year olds have become teenagers, and the teenagers have become young adults, and now they are inviting new friends to attend.
Last weekend, we had over two hundred people dancing away to some of our original dances as well as to some new ones that I learned while Civil War Reenacting. You can compare the photos from our first event with the photos and youtube videos from our most recent Ball. The people may have gotten a little older, but the smiles are still the same.
Here are some videos for you to enjoy!