Fall Harvest Ball
Updated: Feb 16, 2020
Story + Photography by Jeremiah “JD” Davis
Alexandria’s annual Fall Harvest Ball was recently held in Old Town at Gadsby’s Tavern and featured a 1770s-style ball with live music, English country dancing, a cash bar, and a seasonal dessert collection. During the 18th century, Alexandria celebrated the onset of fall and winter with a ball. This year, Alexandria locals dressed in cocktail attire along with their friends and family to keep the tradition alive. English country dancing consists of live musicians – including a violinist and in this year’s case a flutist – and several attendees holding hands while performing a specific series of moves in unison. The dance requires a lot of coordination! Several of these groups filled the ballroom and they danced the night away in each other’s company. Afterward, the crowd enjoyed desserts to conclude the night.
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