The Victorian Tea & Dance Society


Our Social

Tea Time






Click here for more information
about our next Victorian Tea Social

November 1st
Truly Victorian Tea Social
We bring back Tom Willson
with a wonderful selection of
Victorian-era dances!

November 15th
Victorian Lawn Dance
at the L.A. County Arboretum
live music, dancing, games, and more!

December 13th
St. Nicholas Holiday Ball

and join us each month for a
starting at 12:30pm!
Nov 1st: Partner Workshop part 2
More tips on dancing with a partner
Including a crash course on
the Polka in time for ball season.


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Your RSVP will help
to ensure a bountiful
Tea Time for all!

Admission covers a full tea,
dance with instruction,
& live music.
Bring your friends!
We promise you a sunny Sunday!

If you would like to
attend our Tea Socials
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Tea Socials are on
the 1st Sunday of
most months except
major holidays.

Please see the
"Our Social" page
for more details.

The Victorian Tea & Dance Society presents

November 1st
Truly Victorian Tea Social
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Dance historian Tom Willson
brings us dances truly of the Victorian era.
Music by Rhythm Method.
Shelley Peters will bring a mini “Kansas Mercantile”
in time for ball season necessities!
Check back for updates on our tea.

Come early, 12:30pm, for a special Couples Dance Workshop
in preparation for the upcoming ball season featuring
tips on working with a partner, old or new,
and floor craft, etiquette, waltz and polka.

You may attend November's class (part 2) even if you missed part 1.
Both are "stand alone” classes with lots of information.
Aaron and Patricia got rave reviews on the first one.
Come and see what it’s all about!!

NO PARTNER is needed to attend the couples workshop.
There are many gents and ladies available to dance with others!
To attend our 12:30 workshops is an additional charge of $5.

Nov. 15th - L.A. County Arboretum
Victorian Picnic & Lawn Dance

Our 5th annual at the Queen Anne Cottage grounds.
Suggested era: 1870s Bustle.
Vintage style tables and chairs are welcome. Lawn games.
Ginger Alberti & Darlene Hamilton calling, band Rhythm Method.

Dec. 13th
~ The St. Nicholas Holiday Ball ~

This is our annual members formal event
including a visit with St. Nicholas,
dancing to holiday music by Whirled Peas,
and more! Tickets are now on sale!

~ News ~

After holding our entrance fee steady for as long as we could (4 years)
the rising costs of hall rentals and tea time treats have finally brought
about an increase. Starting in October our Tea Socials will now be $20
which includes live music, dancing, dance instruction and tea time.

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If you are new to this style of dancing please arrive early.
Let us know you are here for a beginners walk through of basic moves.

We welcome those who dress in Victorian or fanciful attire
however many come in modern day clothing.

Many of our dancers come as individuals. It is a great way to meet people
and make new friends. Dances are easy & fun!


Though walk-ins are welcome, it is important to plan properly to have abundance for all. When you reply YES we do purchase and prepare food for YOU. Kindly respond by Thursday afternoon prior to our Social of your R.S.V.P. if possible.

Though paper plates are available, we encourage guests to bring their own settings for tea time. It adds an elegant touch and helps reduce paper waste and clean-up time. (Quicker clean-up allows our Tea Hostesses time to dance after tea!)*

The Victorian Tea & Dance Society
Scottish Rite Cathedral hall
150 Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

COME JOIN US at the lovely Scottish Rite Cathedral Hall featuring
a wooden dance floor, air conditioning, and free parking.
Entrance to our tea hall is on the North Side of building.

No entrance is allowed through the south side kitchen due to safety regulations.

*If you bring your own setting please bring a plastic bag or towel to wrap your used dishes in after tea to bring home to clean. Guests are not allowed in the kitchen and we do not have the resources to rinse or wash your dishes onsite.

The Victorian Tea & Dance Society