On Saturday 26 November we are welcoming you again, with flickering candles on the drive, drinks and refreshments in the mirrored room and of course an extensive programme of dances in the hal.
Just like our last edition of the castle festivities in June, we will return to 1830. Four musicians will be playing an accompaniment on pianoforte, violin, flageolet and cornet à pistons and dancing master Lieven Baert will stand ready to guide you in the steps and figures of some waltzes, quadrilles, allemandes and mazurka's.
In between times you can explore the upper floors of the castle and pose with your party for our house photographer. As usual, we will prepare some interesting side activities in te adjecent salons.
Dresscode is the fashion of 1830: gigot sleeves for the ladies, tail coats and waistcoats for the gentlemen. It appears that fashion evolves more slowly in the countryside: hence dreses from the empire or regency period (1800-1815) with a few simple adaptations can also be socially accepted...
On Saturday afternoon those who wish can take part in a free dance initiation session (14 to 17h). It is also possible to stay the night at Het Laathof, the youth tourism center on the castle estate, both on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November.
Interested to dance at the Winter Ball? Then let us know quickly, as the number of places is limited!
* Saturday 26 November 2016 (doors at 19h30, ball begins at 20h and last dance after midnight)
* Admission: 65 € (includes dance initation session from 14 to 17h, all drinks and refreshments during the ball)
* Bed & breakfast at Het Laathof: 36,5 € per person per night (basic accommodation, possibly with shared bathroom). Please specify number of nights.
* Reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Payment: your reservation will only be confirmed after full payment of the admission fee and the accommodation at Het Laathof into our account BE54 0910 1850 4797, BIC GKCCBEBB, mention 'Winter Ball'