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Arts / Entertainment

Wild Goose Masquerade Ball

October 19, 2011

Dress is formal, semi-formal, ethnic, or costume -- just come prepared to have a memorable evening at the annual Wild Goose Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 22.

Saturday, Oct. 22
8-11:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Main 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.


You're always encouraged to wear a costume of any kind to the Wild Goose Ball. You decide your own theme--whether it be vintage dancewear or a character from Star Trek -- just keep in mind that you're going to be dancing too. Your creativity can go into a costume, semi-formal, formal, period, or ethnic -- whatever you decide.

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. 19 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. 19 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 for everyone.

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: Brittney Wolf
Phone: (970) 556-8631