Girl Genius Ball at Renovation, the 69th Worldcon (1).

A Grand Ball Hosted by Phil & Kaja Foglio, featuring Victorian Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy Dancing in the Europan Style

with Dance Masters James & Cathleen Myers (and Minions) from PEERS.

Music by Avalon Rising.
Victorian, Victorian Steampunk, or modern evening dress is admired, but not required. Mad Scientists, Minions, Clanks, Constructs and Innocent Villagers are all welcome, as are visitors from other Dimensions and Realities. Neither dance experience nor partners are required. All set dances will be taught and called, and frequent partner changing is encouraged in the spirit of true scientific inquiry.

Art by Phil and Kaja Foglio

Renovation is delighted to have Dance Masters James and Cathleen Myers of PEERS (the Period Events and Entertainments Re-Creation Society) as part of our team, and they will be putting on a fantastic range of events throughout the convention.

Thursday Afternoon: Victorian Steampunk Tea Dance
To prepare for the evening’s Girl Genius Ball
with Dance Masters James & Cathleen Myers and their Associates and Minions from PEERS.

Learn and practice Victorian and Victorian Steampunk ballroom dances and the evening’s special set dances (Quadrilles, country dances, mixers, and reels) in an atmosphere of elegance and scientific spirit. Neither experience nor partners are required. In the spirit of mad science experimentation and correct Victorian etiquette, frequent partner-changing is encouraged. Costumes are admired but not required.