The Grand Ball

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Join us for the 2018 Jane Austen Festival Grand Ball and Dinner, Saturday night, July 14th, at the

Pendennis Club

218 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

The Saturday, July 14th, evening Grand Ball is at a NEW LOCATION- The Pendennis Club, located in downtown Louisville. The Grand Ball is a Ticketed Event (does not require Festival admission). Ticketing will include a Dinner and Ball option ($75) or a Ball Only option ($30). Dinner will be at 7:00-8:30 p.m. (NOTE: This is will be a served dinner) and the Ball will be from 8:30-11:00 p.m. Included in this special evening will be intimate "Salon" talks with our featured speakers, card room, cash bar, and English Country Dancing. 

The Dinner and Grand Ball option is $75 per person. It includes a Welcome Address by Patrick Stokes, one of our Featured Festival Speakers and a served dinner. To whet your appetite, we present the dinner menu:

The Grand Ball ONLY option is $30 per person. 

Below are the Grand Ball Dance List and local dance practice sessions to help you prepare for the Ball:


*LOCAL ATTENDEES: To prepare for The Grand Ball, dance practice sessions will be provided by the Louisville English Country Dancers (ECD):

Practice sessions in Louisville:

Will meet at Collins Hall at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (2233 Woodbourne Ave., Louisville, KY 40205).

June 17 - 3:00 - 4:30 Festival Grand Ball practice

June 24 - 3:00 - 5:00 Louisville ECD regular dance along with dances on the Festival Grand Ball program

July 1 - 3:00 - 4:30 Festival Grand Ball practice

July 8 - 3:00 - 5:00 Louisville ECD regular dance along with dances on the Festival Grand Ball program

For those attendees coming in on Friday, there will be a “Cram for the Exam” practice session, Friday night, July 13th, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (2233 Woodbourne Ave., Louisville, KY).

For local and out-of-town attendees, please visit the Louisville English Country Dancers website for more information about the dances and videos of the dances.  To contact them, please direct your inquiries to

  Tickets to the Dinner and Grand Ball and Grand Ball ONLY will be available once

Online Advance Registration begins on

June 6th, 5 p.m. EDT. 

The Grand Ball ONLY is $30 per person. 

The Grand Ball and Dinner is $75 per person.



218 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, Kentucky 40202