This film highlights the festivities included in the annual Jane Austen Festival and Ball held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Festival was located at Historic Locust Grove and the Ball was assembled at the Ballroom of the Spalding University Center. This year we had just over 1300 attendees to the 4th annual Jane Austen Festival, which included Four Course Afternoon Tea, Regency Emporium/Shoppes of Meryton, Livingston and Fast Nursery, Antique Carriages, a Regency Style Show by Betsy Bashore, a Duel between Gentlemen, Fencing information, Ladies Recreation information, a one-woman show ("Cheer for Chawton, a Jane Austen Family Theatrical" by Karen Eterovich of Love Arm'd Productions), and many more presentations and workshops.
The Ball was a joint effort between the Jane Austen Society of North America- Greater Louisville Region and the Louisville English Country Dancers. Instruction was provided by the Master of Ceremonies, Don Corson, and music produced by Keltricity. Dancers from all skill-levels were encouraged to participate. Instruction was given before the dance with time for practice and then dancing commenced.
I am a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America- Greater Louisville Region. I created this film to showcase our annual Jane Austen Festival and Ball. I volunteered during the Festival and participated in the Ball (when I wasn't filming). Enjoy the film!
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