Jan 3, 2010


It's time again for the Snowflake Ball!!

This year it is a bit different as it will be held in my home in Winterfell and indoors. But do not let that deter you from joining us. The Grand Ballroom is undergoing transformation even as we speak and will be filled with snow and ice (thanks to Professor Nicholas' grand snow-making device) for the annual event.

Our theme this year is Dancing in Time.

I have suggested that you wear formal (or Black Tie) from one of many periods in time spanning the 12th through 21st centuries. How enjoyable it will be to see the different eras represented in the same room all at once!

But Dancing in Time also means that we will do some musical time-travel with music styles representative of each of the following eras during the 11 dance sets of the night:
  • Mediæval
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic
  • early-mid 20th Century
  • late 20th Century - 21st Century

This will, in fact, remain a formal event which will use dance cards to record the names of the ladies & gentlemen with whom one intends to dance each successive dance. Such cards appear to have originated in 18th century, but their use first became widespread in 19th century Vienna, especially at the massive balls during Fasching before Lent.

It will be my privilege to have you join me in my home for this joyous Winter Formal event on

January 9th from 7pm-10pm SLT

SLURL to Isle of Skye here.