About Almack's Historical Dance Society 
We are a group of people that enjoy old fashioned dancing and socializing. We enjoy mostly dances from Jane Austen's regency era known as English Country Line Dance. We also enjoy many other forms of dancing that celebrate the past and different cultures.

We chose Almack's as the name of our group because Almack's was the name of a number of establishments and social assembly halls in London between the 18th and 20th centuries. It was the most prestigious and fashionable place to dance and invitations were highly desirable. The Lords and Ladies of Almack's were trend setters in their era. 

Our hope is to be trendsetters in our community by providing entertainment, opportunities for fun social interaction, and enjoy the joys of a past era.
Even though the Almack's was exclusive, we want to be inclusive and invite all to join us!

I really wanted to go to a Jane Austen Ball I found in 2013, but couldn't afford the trip at the time. Instead I decided to throw my own Regency Ball and keep it simple.  I taught myself 2 dances on YouTube and gathered my neighbors together. In 2017 I decided to do my first public event and Liza at the Idaho Falls Public Library gave me a chance.  It has grown into so much more since then and I have enjoyed every step of the way.

I love learning these dances, sharing with others, meeting a variety of people, and forming relationships. I love the joy that fills the room every time we participate in these dance. It leaves me reaching for all the good things life has to offer. I would encourage everybody to share their joy with others you don't have to be a master at anything to create something beautiful.

Lady Carstens

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