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Arts / Entertainment

Wild Goose Masquerade Ball Oct. 24

October 19, 2009

Dress is formal, semi-formal, ethnic, or costume -- just come prepared to have a memorable evening at the annual Wild Goose Masquerade Ball.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Lory Student Center Ballroom

The evening's events

Elegant Strauss waltzes and some polkas and 20th century ballroom music will be played at the Wild Goose Masquerade Ball in the Lory Student Center Ballroom this coming Saturday night, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

This is the 50th Wild Goose Ball event and it will definately be a magical night with awards given for the best costumes!

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Grand March is at 8 p.m.
  • Dancing until 11:30 p.m. 


Attire is formal, semi-formal, ethnic, and costume. It's a masquerade — so wear your creative best.

The Grand March 

The evening commences with a Grand March to enable the approximately 400 dancers to see and be seen by everyone! Then it's three hours of high-energy dance music from the 19th and 20th centuries by the Strauss Family, Khachaturian, Waldteufel and even Gershwin, Ellington and Glen Miller.

The dances are mostly waltzes and polkas, but also include a smattering of tango, Latin and swing numbers. These are evenings made for people who love to dance and socialize. 

Free dance lesson on Oct. 21 so you'll be ready for the ball

There is a free dance lesson on campus to help you prepare for the ball. The dance lesson is on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. in the Cherokee Ballroom, Lory Student Center. This lesson is designed for beginners and includes both waltz and polka instruction and it's free to students.

The Mostly Strauss Orchestra

The Denver Pops Orchestra, also known as the Mostly Strauss Orchestra, performs a great mix of light classical music. The orchestra is a community based, non-profit organization that has performed in the Denver Metro Area for thirty years.

The 50-plus members of the Denver Pops volunteer their time and talents to the orchestra.

Contact: Shelley Kerr
Phone: (970) 566-3298