Here are just a few ideas of dance-themed events. There are so many more possibilities: Renaissance Galas, Ragtime Romps, Tiki Nights, Halloween Haunts, Fairy Tales; the list stretches to infinity.
Offer Them a Revel with Some Rebels for a Hot Night
The 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence is in 3 years! What are YOU doing to commemorate it? Do you have a local Revolutionary War hero that needs a ball in his or her honor? Do you have a bevy of Hamilton fans at your local schools? Colonial dances from 1776 are easy and fun! Hold an afternoon workshop for an extra fundraising boost for those who want some extra practice before the big night.
Start the Holidays with a Victorian Christmas Ball
Who can resist a Victorian Christmas Ball? A kickoff event at the start of the holiday season is a great high-profile launch for new exhibits and an expanded gift shop.
Starting the event with a Grand March gives everyone a chance to see who is there - and admire the ballgowns. A magical night of quadrilles, country dances, mixers, and waltzes will be talked about for weeks.
Roar the Night Away in a Twenties' Speakeasy
Nothing brings people out to a fundraiser faster than a Speakeasy! A menu of Prohibition-era drinks and a night of Charleston, foxtrots and the simplest dance ever invented, the one step, will have people jumping online to order their zoot suits and flapper dresses faster than you can say "The bees' knees!"
Fall in Love With a Fondness for Dancing
Why should the orchestra have all the fun at a celebration of the music of Franz Schubert? By clearing out the chairs and making space on the dance floor, attendees become a part of the celebration.
Fans are absolutely flocking to Bridgerton Balls, Sanditon Balls, and other Jane Austen-themed events. Such literary-themed dances have the potential to reach out to a wider audience.
Boogie Woogie with the USO in WWII
Aviation history, railroad history, music history: there are so many ways in which World War II fascinates us today.
A quick lesson in swing dancing is a great way to kick off a fun, high-energy evening of dance to Big Band music.
Let's Go to The Hop and Bop Like It's 1950!
Poodle skirts and Chuck Berry, malted milkshakes and hula hoops: the iconographic images of the 1950s are a time of playful clothing and upbeat rock n roll music.
Besides lessons on rock n roll couple dancing, participation dances like The Stroll are easy, fun, and keep people up on the dance floor and laughing.