Join us at the Armistice Ball, an evening of music and dancing from the 1910s and 1920s. Your hosts are members of the Metropolitan Vintage Dance and Social Club, a group of friends from the NJ-PA-NY area. They will be happy to answer your questions about dancing, etiquette, or the period clothing (military uniforms or modern cocktail/formal attire are fine, too).
Cost of the Ball is $40 per person (discount for students with valid ID) which includes a dance workshop from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the same hall. The Ball itself begins at 8:00 p.m. with a few introductory dances, followed by a Grand March. You may join in with a Fox Trot, One-Step, Waltz, Tango, or Charleston -- or just come for the music and spectacle! Light refreshments are served during two intermissions.
Music is provided by the Metropolitan Club Orchestra under the direction of Dan Levinson. Followers of the NYC jazz scene will recognize Dan as not only a noted solo artist, but as a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. Joining him are Danny Tobias, cornet; Jim Fryer, trombone; Dalton Ridenour, piano; Conal Fowkes, bass; Mike Kuehn, banjo; and Sue Fischer, drums.
ADVANCE SALES END MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Adult ticket: $40
Student ticket: $20 (with valid ID)
Pay now with PayPal: Sign into https://www.paypal.com and select "send money." Enter the address email@example.com , enter the appropriate amount, and in the comments box, put "Armistice Ball," the number of regular or student tickets you're purchasing, and your email address. If you have a member of the military in your party, please note that as well.
If you wish to buy an advance ticket by check, please make check payable to The Thursday Morning Club, and put "Armistice Ball" and the number of regular/student tickets required in the memo line. Let us know if you have a member of the military in your party. Mail your payment to Thursday Morning Club, 25 Cook Avenue, Madison, NJ, 07940, ATTN: Armistice Ball. Please allow a week for your check to travel through the mail.
Tickets will be available at the door for an additional $5 charge (cash or check only).
Note: No actual tickets will be mailed; you'll be on the admission list at the ball.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable unless the ball is cancelled.
If you cannot use your ticket, consider it a donation to
the Thursday Morning Club, a 501c3 charity.
By purchasing your ticket(s), you agree that you understand that Covid‐19 can be transmitted at events such as this dance, and that while this risk may be lowered by vaccination, the risk is not completely eliminated. You hereby release the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club, its organizers, vendors, and any of its volunteer helpers (individually and/or collectively) from any and all responsibility for any Covid‐19 related illness, complications, or related issues, that may befall you or others with whom you come in contact, or for injuries sustained by participating in the ball.
If you're traveling from out of town and want to stay over, we have reserved a small block of rooms at the nearby Best Western Plus Morristown Inn, 270 South Street, Morristown. Rooms are $159 plus tax, including a complimentary full hot breakfast. This offer is only good until October 16, so don’t delay! Use the link below to reserve your spot. You can also call the hotel directly and ask for the Armistice Ball block.
About the hotel: Hotels in Morristown NJ | Best Western Plus Morristown Inn
Make it a full weekend of vintage fun!
For those who are staying in the area, we've planned a delightful Sunday tea dance brunch at 11:30 a.m. at historic Willow Hall, just a few miles from our dance venue. Wear your Edwardian or 'Twenties finery or traveling attire and enjoy a tasty tea with sweets and savories before visiting the area's other attractions or heading home. There'll be dancing in the library to recorded music!
Tickets are $30 (plus fees) and reservations are a must. Get yours here:
The first Armistice Ball was held in November 1918, to celebrate the end of the First World War, also known as the War to End All Wars. Holding a ball around Armistice Day every year became a tradition in the USA and especially in Britain. Sadly, by the 1930s, people were concerned about a new war looming on the horizon, and the Armistice Ball custom died out.
Our intent is to follow in the tradition of the original decade of Armistice Balls past, to honor the memory of the people who lost their lives during World War I, and to honor the military members and veterans among our ball guests.