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Victorian Dance Society of The Amherst Museum
Past Events
November 10, 2007
Pt.II, 9th Annual Victorian Ball (Additional Pictures)

Norm and four of the ladies who participated along with him in the "German" dance pose for the camera. The "German" is a name for many dances that were more party games than dance. The most popular was known as  "Favors The Rose" in which ladies and gentlemen took turns seated in three chairs and, through whatever means available, had to convince the lady or the gentleman seated next to them to dance with them rather than another. The rose ( in our case a fan) was then taken by the loser in the contest while the joyous couple would sashay or polka to the end of the hall and take their places at the end of the line. 



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