The Victorian Dance Ensemble provided after dinner entertainment for
Ken Burns' Civil War Tours.  The performance was held in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  Music was played by the Federal City Brass Band.

Past Performances

The Victorian Dance Ensemble has conducted numerous Balls, Demonstrations, and Dance Classes for a variety of sponsors and events. Additionally, the Ensemble has also presented fashion shows, provided Civil War and Victorian artifact displays, and supplied knowledgeable “meeters and greeters” to mingle with guests at social functions. Many of these events have become annual affairs for us and others are one-time presentations at special events. Our multiple appearances, ranging from two to fifteen years, are marked with an asterisk.

 

A long, long time ago . . .
I can still remember
how that music used to make me smile
and I knew if I had my chance
that I could make those people dance
and, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

First Battle of Manassas Blue & Gray Ball, Manassas, Va.
Alexandria Civil War 150th Commemoration Dance Demonstrations, Alexandria, Va.
Jackson's Train Raid Ball, Middletown, Va.
Lincoln at the Crossroads Ball, Alexandria, Va.
Second Battle of Manassas Reenactor Ball at Cedar Creek Battlefield, Middletown, Va.
Second Battle of Manassas Blue & Gray Ball, Manassas, Va.
Battle of Antietam Pry House Soldiers' Fair Dance Demonstrations, Sharpsburg, Md.
Second Battle of Winchester Remembrance Ball, Winchester, Va.
Gettysburg Campaign - Wrightsville-Columbia Bridge Burning Commemoration Ball, Columbia, Pa.
Gettysburg Campaign - Cumberland County Historical Society 1863 Civil War Gala, Carlisle, Pa.
Gettysburg National Military Park Sesquicentennial Music Muster, Gettysburg, Pa.
City of Frederick 150th Commemoration Dance Demonstrations, Frederick, Md.
Third Battle of Winchester Remembrance Ball, Winchester, Va.
Cedar Creek VIP Opening Reception & Dance, Middletown, Md.
Cedar Creek Reenactment Ball, Middletown, Md.
Ford's Theatre Lincoln Commemoration, Washington, D.C.

DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS AND CLASSES

2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Abraham Lincoln: Music and Dance of His Time, Gettysburg, Pa., and Frederick, Md.
Air Force Retirees Convention, Harrisburg, Pa.
Allen Middle School, Mechanicsburg, Pa.*
American Business Women's Association Banquet, Harrisburg, Pa.
Arlington House-Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington, Va.*
Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pa.*
B
altimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Md.
Bethany U.M. Church, Marysville, Pa.
Blue Ridge Nursing Home, Harrisburg, Pa.
Boy Scout Program, Wrightsville, Pa.
Brunswick Railroad Museum, Brunswick, Md.
Camp Curtin Historical Society, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Camp Hill Woman's Club, Camp Hill, Pa.
Carlisle First Night Celebration, Carlisle, Pa.*
City of Harrisburg “Brown Bag Lunch” Dance Demonstration, Harrisburg, Pa.
Civil War Trust Annual Conferences, Gettysburg, Pa. and Chantilly, Va.
   See photos at http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2009_PA_CWPT_VDE_090604
Civil War Trust Teacher Institutes, Roanoke, Va., Richmond, Va.,
          Lexington, Ky., Blacksburg, Va., Chattanooga, Tn.
Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Md.
C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern, Potomac, Md.*
College Club of York County, York, Pa.
Colonel Cummins Civil War Gala, Somerset, Pa.*
Columbia Holiday House Tours, Columbia, Pa.*
Conestoga Historical Society, Conestoga, Pa.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cornwall Iron Furnace PHMC Historic Site, Lebanon, Pa.
Country Meadows Retirement Home, Hershey, Pa.
Cross Keys Retirement Community Dance Demonstration, Cross Keys, Pa.
Dauphin County Historical Society, Harrisburg, Pa.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Royersford, Pa.
Dentists for Comprehensive Care Conference, Gettysburg, Pa.
Dill's Tavern Historic Site, Dillsburg, Pa.
Eastern Star Convention Dance Demonstration, York, Pa.
Eckley Miners’ Village, PHMC Historic Site, Hazleton, Pa.*
Everhart Museum Civil War Day, Scranton, Pa.
First Defenders Day, York, Pa.
Fort Couch, Lemoyne, Pa.*
Fort Hunter Mansion, Garden Faire, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Fort Ward, Alexandria, Va.*
"For the People"  Lincoln Bicentennial Oratorio, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Friendship Force, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gen. Sturgis Commemoration, Shippensburg, Pa.
Gettysburg Civil War Round Table, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg College Civil War Club, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg Foundation Museum Grand Opening, Gettysburg, Pa.
Gettysburg National Military Park, Music Muster, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg Rotary Club, Gettysburg, Pa.
Girl Scout Programs, Camp Hill, Elizabethtown, Hanover, Hershey, Pa.
Hampton Mansion National Historic Site,  Towson, Md.*
Harpers Ferry National Park, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.*
Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Harrisburg Civil War Days, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Harrisburg Civil War Exposition, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Harrisburg Holiday House Tours, Harrisburg, Pa.
Haverford Township Free Library, Havertown, Pa.
Hershey Civil War Round Table, Hershey, Pa.*
Hershey Public Library, Hershey, Pa.*
Historic Gettysburg-Adams County, Gettysburg, Pa.
Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, Pa.
History Meets the Arts, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Homewood Retirement Facility, Hanover, Pa.
Huntingdon Mayfest Street Fair, Huntingdon, Pa.*
Infinity Charter School, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Dinner,  Lancaster & Harrisburg, Pa.*
International Association of Administrative Professionals Convention, Gettysburg, Pa.
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Gettysburg, Pa.
Jewish Retirement Home, Harrisburg, Pa.
Ken Burns’ Civil War American Journey Tour, Washington, D.C.*
Lancaster County Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Landon House - Site of J.E.B. Stuart’s Sabers & Roses Ball, Frederick, Md.*
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown, Pa.
Lititz Public Library, Lititz, Pa.
Londonderry Lioness Conference, Middletown, Pa.
Lower Dauphin Middle School Civil War Day, Hummelstown, Pa.
Marietta Holiday House Tours, Marietta, Pa.*
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Md.*

Maytown Historical Society, Maytown, Pa.
Merrill Lynch Dinner, Harrisburg, Pa.
Middletown Historical Society Fair, Middletown, Pa.
Monmouth County Library, Manalapan, N.J.
Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville, N.C.
National Assn. of State Budget Officers Convention, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg, Pa.
National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pa.*
National Conference of State Legislators, Harrisburg, Pa.
National Theatre, Washington, D.C.
New Castle Home and Garden Tours, New Castle, De.
New Jersey National Guard Enlisted Assn., Gettysburg, Pa.
Oak Crest Retirement Community, Parkville, Md.*
Ocean City Theatre "A Christmas Carol" Performance, Ocean City, N.J.
Order of the Eastern Star, York, Pa.
Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, Va.
Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott City, Md.*
Paxtang Historical Society, Harrisburg, Pa.
Peace Church, PHMC Historic Site, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania Association of County Controller’s Convention, Harrisburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Conference, Gettysburg, Pa.
Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Pennsylvania Tourism Coalition, Lancaster, Pa.
Pennypacker Mills Civil War Reunion, Schwenksville, Pa.*
Philadelphia Lincoln 200 Celebration on Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pa.
President Street Station, Baltimore, Md.
Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury, Pa.
Slifer House Museum, Lewisburg, Pa.*
Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum-National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.*
See photos at http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2009_DC_VDE_090131
                   http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2009_DC_VDEAud_090131
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institution - Ed Bearss’ Civil War Tour, Frederick, Md.
Smithsonian Institution - "Journey Stories" Traveling Exhibit, Brunswick, Md.
Society for Women and the Civil War, Emmitsburg, Md.
Southampton School History Day, Bel Air, Md.*
Star Barn Raising, Elizabethtown, Pa.
Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, Md.*
Susquehanna Civil War Round Table, Sunbury, Pa.
Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, Pa.
Susquehannock School, Glen Rock, Pa.
Tuesday Club, Harrisburg, Pa.
TNT Movie The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Richmond, Va.
Walters Art Museum Family Day Dance Demonstrations, Baltimore, Md.
Wheatland – President James Buchanan’s Home, Lancaster, Pa.*
Whitaker Center, with James Getty as Abraham Lincoln, Harrisburg, Pa.*
White Rose Civil War Round Table, York, Pa.
York Catholic High School Civil War Weekend, York, Pa.
York First Night Celebration, York, Pa.
York Heritage Trust, York, Pa.
York Hospital Fete, York, Pa.
Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg, Pa.
150th Anniversary of Pleasureville Church, York, Pa.
150th Anniversary of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.
200th Anniversary of Conestoga, Conestoga, Pa.
250th Anniversary of York County Celebration, York, Pa.
375th Anniversary of the National Guard, Washington, D.C.

 

BALLS AND DANCES

Albright College Victorian Ball, Reading, Pa.*
Berlin Civil War Gala, Berlin, Pa.*

Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg, Pa.
Bucktail Reunion Ball, New Bloomfield, Pa.
Capon Springs Civil War Ball, Capon Springs, W.Va.*
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Benefit Ball, Middletown, Va.*
Cedar Creek Reenactment Ball, Middletown, Va.*
Christ Presbyterian Church, Civil War Dinner-Dance, Camp Hill, Pa.*
Christian School of York Homecoming Ball, York, Pa.
Christian Singles Adult Conference Dance, Carlisle, Pa.
Civil War Lady Military Ball, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Civil War Preservation Ball, Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Covenant Christian Academy Civil War Ball, Harrisburg, Pa.*
Dickinson College Civil War Dance, Carlisle, Pa.
Edinburg Ole Time Festival Civil War Ball, Edinburg, Va.*
Emmitsburg Civilian Bazaar Civil War Ball, Emmitsburg, Md.
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Fairfax, Va.*
Falling Stars Civil War Ball, Gettysburg, Pa.
George Washington Ball, Winchester, Va.*
Gettysburg Bed & Breakfast Assn., Civil War/Harvest/Dickens Balls, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg Campground Civil War Days Dance, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg Foundation Dances, GNMP Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Gettysburg High School Victorian Valentine Dance, Gettysburg, Pa.
Harrisburg Area Community College Lincoln Exhibit Ball, Harrisburg, Pa.
Lewisburg Civil War Monument Rededication Ball, Lewisburg, Pa.
Lincoln at the Cross Roads Ball, Alexandria, Va.
Loudoun Cotillion Victorian Ball, Leesburg, Va.*
March to Destiny Ball, Shippensburg, Pa.*
Mason-Dixon Ball, Shrewsbury, Pa.*
Mellinger Manor Civil War Ball, Conestoga, Pa.*
Middletown Library Civil War Ball, Middletown, Pa.
Mount Hope Winery New Year's Victorian Gala, Manheim. Pa.*
Muncy Civil War Ball, Muncy, Pa.
Museum of the Cape Fear Civil War Ball, Fayetteville, N.C.
New Castle Historical Society's Fezziwig Christmas Ball, New Castle, De.*
Northern New Jersey Home School Civil War Ball, Montclair, N.J.*
Old Neighborhoods League Victorian Ball, Carlisle, Pa.*
Pennsylvania State University Civil War Dance, Middletown, Pa.*
Perry County Civil War Ball, Shermans Dale, Pa.*
Perry County Regulators Cow Camp Dance, Ickesburg, Pa.*
Pulig Barn Dance, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Readshaw’s Raiders Preservation Balls and Dance Classes, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Redeemer Classical Christian School Victorian Ball, Kingsville, Md.*
Red Mill Village Civil War Ball, Clinton, N.J.*
St. Patrick’s School Civil War Ball, Harrisburg, Pa.
Settle Family Civil War Dance, Mechanicsburg, Pa.*
Shenandoah Moonlight Ball, Winchester, Va.*
Shippensburg University Fashion Archives Civil War Ball, Shippensburg, Pa.
Shippensburg Victorian-Civil War Era Ball, Shippensburg, Pa.*
Slifer House Benefit Ball, Lewisburg, Pa.
Steppingstone Victorian Christmas Ball, Havre de Grace, Md.*
Sons of Union Veterans Remembrance Day National Civil War Ball, Gettysburg, Pa.*
Union League Abraham Lincoln Ball, Philadelphia, Pa.*
Victorian Christmas Candlelight Ball, Winchester, Va.*
Waverly Mansion Ball, Marriottsville, Md.
Williamsport Victorian Ball, Williamsport, Pa.
Willow Valley Civil War Ball, Lancaster. Pa.
York Christian School Civil War Dance, York, Pa.
100th Anniversary of Perry County Civil War Monument Ball, New Bloomfield, Pa.
135th Grand Review Ball, Harrisburg, Pa.
200th Anniversary of City of Williamsport Ball, Williamsport, Pa.
250th Anniversary of City of Frederick Celebration Ball, Frederick, Md.

 

150th Manassas Blue & Gray Ball, with Gettysburg actor Patrick Gorman as the
guest of honor

2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian Institution

Arlington House dance demonstration

Civil War Trust annual conference

For the People Lincoln Bicentennial Oratorio

National Civil War Museum
Christmas dance demonstration

Fort Hunter Garden Faire

Order of the Eastern Star Convention
audience dance

Philadelphia Lincoln 200 Celebration

Smithsonian Institution audience dance

Star Barn Raising

Albright College Victorian Ball

Cedar Creek Reenactment Ball

Civil War Preservation Ball in the rotunda
of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building

SUV National Civil War Ball on Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Steppingstone Museum
Victorian Christmas Ball

Gettysburg National Military Park
Music Muster