The traditional Saturday evening banquet will be followed by the Regency Ball
in the Wellington Ballroom. Whether you come to the ball in Regency dress or
modern attire, you are sure to enjoy the evening. Dance caller Tom Senior will conduct a talented group of
musicians, "Putting on Aires," and preside
over the ball. Dance Mistress Mady Newfield, accompanied by an accomplished group of English country dancers, will open the ball by
providing a demonstration of the evening's dances. Outside the ballroom, the Wellington Lobby will provide a place to relax, partake of refreshments, and
participate in a lively card game such as whist or piquet or enjoy more thoughtful pursuits like chess, backgammon, or dominos.
Tom Senior has been both teaching and dancing for over 3 decades. He is known for his
clear instructions and prompting, his brevity in teaching, and his large
repertoire of dances. When Philadelphia was his home, he was a member of the
Colonial Demonstration team which specialized in dances of the 1780's. He is
a fully certificated Scottish Country Dance teacher as well as an accomplished contra and square dance caller. When not dancing, Tom teaches
physics to high school students.