Masquerade XIV: Past Lives, Future Selves

Fri, Jan 26 at 8pm

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Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door - see you tonight!

Meet us on Joy Street for Masquerade XIV!

8:00 pm Doors/Opening Act/Dancing Starts
8:30 pm Joy Street Orchestra — Three Sets
12:00 Midnight Good Night

The best variety dance imaginable: a 4-hour evening featuring the award-winning Joy Street Orchestra, with chanteuse Dina Blade, songbird Lucia Neare, and Rockin’ Rafe Wadleigh — plus a surprise opening act.  Expect Swing, R & B, Latin, West Coast Swing, Waltzes, 50s Rock ’n’ Roll, Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Blues and more.

This year’s theme is “Past Lives, Future Selves.” Dress like who you once were. Or who you’d someday like to be. Or not. Up to you. Everyone’s welcome on Joy Street, costume or not.

Below, you’ll see three ticket prices.  They all get you the same grand experience.  Because Seattle-area dances continue to see drops in attendance of 40 to 50 percent, most venues are raising prices.  And because everyone was affected differently by the pandemic, we want the Masquerade to be accessible to as many dancers as possible, so we’re keeping the basic ticket price the same as it was in 2020: $65.

For those of you who are able dig a little deeper to support the 28 musicians, artists and theatrical professionals who create this special evening, buying a “sponsor” or “patron” ticket lets you do just that.

What’s the perk when you spend $10 or $20 more? Simple: You’ll know you’re supporting the many artists and musicians who make our Masquerade magical, as well as supporting our beloved Century Ballroom.

$65: Base ticket
$75: Sponsor ticket
$85: Patron ticket

As always, we’ll do our very best to balance for Leads and Follows.

“Just a note of thanks for a fabulous evening. Again, it was magical!”
~Denise Hughes

“Masquerade Ball is da Best.”
~ Peter Stelmach

“That was the coolest dance I ever went to, that Masquerade ball.”
~Bob Pretlow

The Masquerade Ball at the Century Ballroom was AWESOME. The mystique of the mask was magical.”
~Heber Farnsworth

“The Masquerade Waltz was wonderful in every way. It also brought me an unexpected surprise. Most of the gentlemen who asked me to dance were unrecognizable, so my mind couldn’t do its normal routine of, “Oh it’s him, I know how this will go.” Instead, my dance partner was suddenly free from my silly expectations. I had to pay attention in a new way, which made dancing that night an even greater pleasure. It was as if Seattle were suddenly filled with mysterious strangers from out of town.”
~Kristen Kahlen

“The Masquerade Waltz is a rare gathering, combining the magic of theatre, the thrill of mystery and the love of dance. I felt part of something very special in an elegant space. The Masquerade is magical, enchanting and unforgettable.”
~BJ Bullert, Seattle

Century Ballroom

915 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122