Billings Fall Ball

shall we dance?

A Royal Affair

Grab your partner and join us for the 2022 Billings Fall Ball.
This formal event is organized by Anna Holmes with the dances called by Karen Vowell.
This is an extraordinary event, full of vigorous dancing and live music.
No prior dancing experience is necessary. The dances will be taught the morning of the ball.
Be sure to read through the code of conduct and dress code.

Date

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Location

Montana Pavilion (MetraPark) 308 6th N, Billings MT 59101

Mandatory Rehearsal Time

9:30AM on November 5th, 2022

If you do not attend the mandatory rehearsal you will not be allowed access to the ball!

Who's Invited

All persons ages 12 and up.

Non dancers are welcome granted that they pay, registrar, and agree to follow the above dress code and code of conduct, same as dancing participants. As we recognize the male and female genders as understood in scripture, note that this traditional ball is for males and females who dress according to the dress codes stated above.

Mandatory Rehearsal Dress Code

Casual and modest

Evening Formal Ball

Doors open at 5:30PM; Grand March line-up is at 6:20PM

Safety

We ask that participants not attend if they are displaying any cold or flu symptoms or if they have been around anyone diagnosed with Covid-19. We recommend participants sanitize/wash hands between dances. You participate at your own risk.

Registration

$38 registration fee per person must be received by October 15th; $45 for all registrations received after October 15th. Registration closes October 31st or when 400 capacity has been reached.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Gentleman's Code of Conduct

  • The gentleman will ask the lady to dance, not the other way around. Escort the lady off of the dance floor at the end of the dance
  • A gentleman is encouraged to dance with a lady no more than twice after the Grand March unless the two are engaged or married
  • Gum is not allowed, although breath mints are welcome
  • Gentlemen are expected to take on the traditional role of men in dance, and attire
  • Gentlemen are expected to dance with the ladies

Lady's Code of Conduct

  • As she adorns herself with her finery and jewels, the lady needs to also adorn herself with a cheerful, humble spirit
  • The lady may politely decline a gentleman’s offer to dance, without explanation
  • Ladies’ are expected to take on the traditional role of dress
  • Gum is not allowed, although breath mints are welcome

No obvious or showy signs of affection, kissing, lap sitting etc. I reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the event at any time

The Lady's Dress Code

  • Formal dress or skirt, below calf or longer. Knee length, or mid-calf including hi-low style, is too
    short. And you will be sent home
  • Midriff must be covered; absolutely no cleavage line showing, cleavage area should be covered
    by non-mesh fabric
  • Slits in dresses must be no higher than the top of the knee, slits should be mostly hidden and not
    obvious
  • No completely backless dresses, there must be at least two inches of fabric under the arms to
    hold dress secure
  • No creepy, or Goth attire or accessories
  • No strapless tops
  • No off the shoulder dress unless they have straps
  • One strap dresses are ok
  • Dress shoes up to the task of zealous dancing; ballet slippers are recommended over high heels.
  • No tennis shoes allowed
  • We highly suggest the reinforcement of straps, and be cautious of the length of dress so it is not a
    tripping hazard. You will be running and your hands will be occupied.

We reserve the right to turn away any lady not dressed according to the dress code, without refund

Appropriate

Inappropriate

The Gentlemen's Dress Code

  • Dress shirt (no casual prints), slacks (no blue jeans), dress shoes (no tennis shoes, black or
    otherwise), no hats
  • Ties can be a bolo tie, bowtie, or regular necktie. No scarfs
  • Tuxedos are welcome, though not required
  • No faded pants or shirts, everything should be crisp, clean and very nice

We reserve the right to turn away any gentleman not dressed according to the dress code, without refund

Location

Montana Pavilion (MetraPark) 

308 6th N, Billings MT 59101

in the know

Frequently Asked Questions

The mandatory rehearsal is, in fact, mandatory. If you do not attend you will not be granted entrance to the ball, with very few exceptions.

There will not be food served at the ball. Small finger type desserts and refreshments will be available.

There is little to no room for spectators. However, non-dancers are welcome granted that they pay, registrar, and agree to follow the above dress code and code of conduct, same as dancing participants. All spectators must attend dance rehearsal, no exceptions.

No, if you are not registered, you may not enter the Ball room.

This dance is 12 and up. Many of our attendees are adults.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, with very few exceptions

You will have so much fun and it will be a time to remember forever with very few exceptions. 😉