Armistice Ball To Feature Jazz And Dancing

The Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club plans to hold its Ninth Annual Armistice Ball, a ragtime-era soiree, on Sat., Nov. 5, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Morristown Masonic Center in Morristown. 
The Metropolitan Club Orchestra will provide hot dance tunes of the early 20th century.  A workshop in dances of the era will be held at the Masonic Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day.  Ball tickets are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door ($15 in advance/$20 at the door with a student ID).  They may be purchased online at

The Metropolitan Club Orchestra consists of renowned jazz musicians from across the country who specialize in the classic sounds of early jazz from the Ragtime and ’20s eras.  At the Saturday afternoon workshop, novices can master the basics of period dances including the one-step, foxtrot, tango, blues, and waltz.  It will be led by instructors Jan and Al Seabra of Raritan.  The workshop is included in the ticket price.

A ceremony at intermission will honor active and retired military personnel in attendance.  Attire of the 19-teens or ‘20s, military uniforms, or appropriate modern dress is requested.

Profits benefit the Thursday Morning Club of Madison, a social and philanthropic organization which owns and operates the Madison Community House, the Community House Nursery School, and the Before and After School Care program.  Since its inception the club has provided support for community programs as well as a meeting place for Madison’s sports, recreational, and civic groups.  Visit

The Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club is a private organization dedicated to keeping alive the social customs, dances, and other pastimes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Members dance and do living history demonstrations in the styles of the 1860s through 1920s at events throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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