Pride and Prejudice Ball 2021

It will be no surprise to know that we will not be dancing in the Guildhall this year for our Pride and Prejudice Ball…………it is however booked for Saturday 21st May 2022. Musicians Vicki Swann and Jonny Dyer will be providing the music, and Brian Stanton will be calling in the Guildhall Worcester.

In the meantime we will be having a Virtual Ball on Saturday 15th May this year and in the safety of your sitting room and with the help of Zoom you can join in…in costume even!

Here’s how it’ll work; Brian Stanton will be calling/hosting (he has called over 50 Zoom dances during the pandemic) We will be dancing to recorded music and the dance will follow this format:
Walk through the dance twice.
Everyone’s microphone will be muted before the dance starts so that the music and the call can be heard clearly.
Each dance will last about 3 minutes being up to 5 times through each dance.
There will be a break part way through and each set will last about half an hour.

If you have not danced on Zoom before it can feel a bit strange at first , but hopefully being in the company of others, listening to lovely music and moving around alongside other virtual dancers will soon dispel any hesitation. All dances have been adapted so that they can be danced by one or two people.

If you would like to book a place at our Virtual Ball please let me know ( and I will forward further details, then Brian will send the Zoom link a few days before the event and I will circulate it to those who request a place.
The date is Saturday 15th May; as Brian has a licence for 100 devices we will need to know if you are intending to come. There will be no cost, but a donation to WEM would be gratefully received if you felt able to contribute.

Here’s to a lovely evening,


Author: Barbara Dunn

Barbara trained as a teacher and worked for most of her career in Primary Education, eventually serving as a headteacher in Reading and then in Worcester, before taking early retirement. She has been involved with Worcestershire Early Music from its beginning, delivering workshops and organising concerts and the Pride and Prejudice Ball. Barbara is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing regularly in many different formal and informal gatherings. She performs with the Gloucester Waits on flutes and recorders