Join the Smart Set at the
2021 Armistice Ball,
Saturday, November 13,
in Morristown, NJ!
Scroll down for ticket information.
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 a few introductory dances, followed by a Grand March. You may join in with a Fox Trot, One-Step, Waltz, Tango, or Charleston. 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 also a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. Other familiar band members include Danny Tobias on trumpet, Jim Fryer on trombone, Conal Fowkes on piano, Rob Adkins on string bass, Mike Kuehn on banjo, and Sue Fischer on drums.
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 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. Mail to Thursday Morning Club, 25 Cook Ave., Madison, NJ, 07940.
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.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the ball is cancelled.
If you're visiting from out of town, a small block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Morristown Inn Best Western for $129.00 + tax, which includes free breakfast and free WIFI. Book at https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.31016.html?groupId=V10NU5C7
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 veterans among our ball guests.