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Crosston Ball

Saturday May 21st, 2022
Los Gatos, California

Come dance with us! The Shire of Crosston's annual ball is back to physical reality, on the 21st of May at the beautiful History Club of Los Gatos. Join us for a day of dancing, music and merriment. Classes for beginner and intermediate dancers will be available during the day, with class schedule available on our Facebook page and hopefully here once we get closer to the day. All dances will be called during the ball.

Crosston welcomes live musicians! Contact the event steward for details and sheet music.

We will be taking Covid precautions in accordance with the county and Kingdom rules as of the day of the event. Should that include an indoor mask mandate, the set list will be redesigned to have shorter sets with less energetic dances, so that hopefully most people will still be able to partake; should it require we remain outdoors, we may either redesign sets or cancel, please check for updates if this is the case! The site also has a lovely outdoor patio and garden for people who want to chat or catch some fresh air (the patio has heaters, in the unlikely event they should become necessary in May.) Like all things in this time, the Ball is uncertain; we hope that by the 21st we should be fine, but should things get bad enough we may need to go online again, or wait until next year. We sincerely hope not, and will keep people posted!

Site rules: Please wear shoes with non-marking soles.

Schedule: Setup begins at noon.
Dance classes run 1 pm to 5pm, at which point we pause for dinner.
No feast is planned; there are various restaurants in the area that may do delivery, or bring whatever you would like.
6pm Ball opens, 10pm Ball closes/cleanup begins, 11pm hall closes.

Advance Registration: As usual, the Ball is donation-only; donations are welcome but there is no site fee. That said, we would really love to have an idea of who is coming in advance, this year of all years, so we are requesting online registration. We will hopefully be able to welcome extra people on the day, but having a list in advance would be really great, especially if (as I hope we won’t) we end up dealing with capacity limits. For preregistration please see our Facebook page; we enthusiastically encourage you to complete it if you expect to come! That said, if you haven’t completed it and suddenly decide you’d like to come, or have an unexpected friend to bring along, by all means we would love to have you/your friend! This just makes it easier for us.

Event Steward: Rebecca da Firenze (Rebecca Friedman) — Phone: (408) 244-3330 (or text (408) 239- 9005) — E-mail: (please use this one!)
THL Rhiannon Boyle as co-Steward.

Parking: The site has an extremely small parking lot, which is expected to fill up quickly. Please plan to park on the nearby streets and walk a little ways, especially if you arrive on the later side.

Site Information: 

From CA-17: Exit 20A/ East Los Gatos onto Los Gatos/ Saratoga Rd (CA-9 S). Turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd south ½ mile. Your destination will be on the right.
Public Transit: From Diridon station, use the 902 light rail to the Winchester Transit Center, followed by the 48 or 49 buses.