What should I wear?
While we would love it if every one wore Victorian clothes, all that we ask is that ladies wear a skirt and that gentlemen do not wear jeans. Also, please do not wear sneakers or rubber soled shoes as they do not slide well on the dance floor. If you are going to wear a military uniform, please leave swords, knives, pistols, or spurs at home. If you are looking for things to wear in Silverton, My Favorite Things carries Victorian clothes and plans on selling consignment pieces during the Step Back weekend. In Durango, contact Gussied Up Gal for Victorian hats, petticoats, gloves, purses and collars. You can see some of her work here. There are many online purveyors of accurate Victorian costume such as River Junction Trade Co. or The Gentlemen's Emporium. We will post more ideas as we get them, otherwise please contact us directly and we can try to help.
Do I need to bring a partner?
Not at all. Ladies, please feel free to ask gentlemen to dance.
What if I don't know how to dance "Victorian"?
Don't worry, the band will give basic directions for the dances during the ball. You don't need to know any special dances or figures. If you would like to take some classes before the ball, check back at this website to see if we get some classes scheduled or contact us for private lessons.
How many people will be there?
The ballroom holds 75 people so buy your tickets early!
Do you serve food?
We will have only light refreshments, we recommend that you have dinner at one of the fine restaurants in Silverton.
Do you have a photographer?
At this point, it looks like we will not have a photographer. Please feel free to bring your camera!
Are there any hotels in the area?
Absolutely! Please check with our sponsors and be sure to make reservations early.
Do you have dance classes?
We may have some in Silverton before the ball, subscribe to our newsletter or check the schedule in the spring. If you are in the Durango area and are interested in private lessons, please contact us.