The GULI PRODUCTIONS/RIVER CROSSING
HOLIDAY VICTORIAN BALL
It was another sold-out crowd, and, having attended the preparatory dance classes ahead of time, everyone was eager to step onto the ballroom floor. First, though, after hours of prepping dresses, tuxedos and hairstyles, many gathered in the beautiful dining hall of the Historic Crags Lodge for an impressive sit-down dinner. The dancers knew that tasty refreshments would also be served at intermission, but first would come much delightful dancing.
Fan Flirtations in Skilled Hands Special Guest Lillian Russell The Dining Hall at the Crags Lodge
Lillian escorted by long-time companion, "Diamond Jim" (portrayed by Michael Guli)
Wonderful period music is provided by The Grandview Victorian Orchestra
Lillian with Dance Prompter Sharon Guli
One year, we were honored to have as our guest the fabulous and famous Lillian Russell, known world-wide for the beauty of her voice, her wardrobe, her face and her figure. She delighted us by performing her signature piece, "Come Down, My Evening Star" and later, sang "Beautiful Dreamer" as the dancers waltzed the night away. Thank you, Lillian, for taking time from your busy touring schedule to join us for our special evening.
(Lillian Russell was magnificently portrayed by Lonna Miller)
Attendees have traveled from across the country, including Colorado, Arizona, Kansas and Connecticut!
Ladies of Locust Grove
Attendees from Cheyenne and Connecticut
A Past Programme of Dances Grand Polonaise/Opening Waltz Dick Sand's Hornpipe Cheat the Lady Waltz The Princeton University Lanciers Quadrille Money Musk Waltz Intermission Waltz Lamp-Lighter's Hornpipe The Isle of Sky Waltz The Rat's Quadrille A German Cotillon Old Countryman's Reel Last Waltz
Representatives from the Gold Camp Victorian Society, Cripple Creek, Colorado
The Shadows of the Victorian Past DancersWe are thrilled to have such an enthusiastic response to our annual Victorian Ball, and hope to see you again each November! Thank you for your dedication and friendship. Also, a special thank you to the staff of the Crags Lodge for their hard work, their excitement, and for going all the "extra miles!"
- Sharon & Mike Guli
The Twelfth Annual River Crossing Victorian Ball is scheduled to be held on November 19, 2016.
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If you wish to contact Sharon and Mike about having them come to your event to help you host a Victorian Ball and to teach Victorian Dance Instruction, or to book Lillian Russell for your affair, call 970-221-4854 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historic Crags Lodge - 970-586-6066
WDS Photography by Bill See - 303-367-1756
"Lillian Russell" - call Guli Productions at 970-221-GULI (4854)
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