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Vintage Dancer host Fall Ball in Washington, Arkansas, on Saturday

by From Staff Reports | October 14, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Washington Vintage Dancers Washington Vintage Dancers will be whirling and twirling Saturday at a Fall Ball in Washington, Arkansas.

WASHINGTON, Ark. -- Washington Vintage Dancers will hold a Fall Ball on Saturday evening at the historic WPA (Work Progress Administration) Gymnasium. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. and end around 10 p.m.

The group formed in 2007. Josh Williams calls the dances and is a member of the group. They have about 16 active members.

Williams says they get together twice a month at the local fire station, but twice a year -- now with the Fall Ball and in February for George Washington's Birthday -- they do it up a little bigger, move it to a bigger stage and reach out to the public.

Group dances from the 18th and 19th centuries will be part of the evening. Officials call it a family-friendly event.

The dress, as you might expect, is Civil War era historical costume or Sunday dress attire.

The public is invited to attend and/or participate. No dance experience is required.

Admission is $12 a person and $20 a couple at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

There will be refreshments provided.

Refreshments will be provided at the event.

(For more information about the event call 870-703-8256 or email [email protected] You can also find out more on their Facebook page: Washington Vintage Dancers.

(Washington is about 35 miles northeast of Texarkana.)

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