A Step Back In Time 

'A Step Back In Time'

  Carrying on Victorian Traditions of High Tea, Grand Balls, Entertainment and Education

Grand Victorian Ball General Schedule

Schedule of Events


Friday:  August  20, 2021

Ladies High Tea @ 3:00pm


C.W. Rank House Gardens, 201 E. Idaho Street


Join us for High Tea on the lawn of the 1890’s C.W. Rank House with the beauty and fragrance of perennial gardens in full bloom. Tea, Lemonade, and Sweet and Savory Treats will be served for your enjoyment. Chamber music provided.

Ticketed Event: $15.00/person, Youth 12 yrs. & under $5.00/youth


Saturday: August 21, 2021


Ball Dance Lessons @ 1:00pm

Location: Community Hall,


This is a perfect opportunity to learn traditional dances of a period Victorian Ball. A professional dance caller teaches the steps and dance etiquette of a post-Civil War Grand Ball.


Ticketed Event: $10.00/person, Youth 15 yrs. & under $5.00/youth


Registration, Grand Victorian Ball @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Community Hall,


Dance Booklets, Food and Beverage vouchers and directions for the Promenade and Grand Victorian Ball provided at this time.


Boardwalk Promenade @ 6:30pm

Leaves from the Community Hall


The Boardwalks of Virginia City will be filled with pomp and circumstance as Grand Ball attendees promenade the main street of town filling it with glorious frills, feathers, top hats, and lace of traditional Civil War period ballroom attire. It is a grand affair not to be missed! Meet back at the Community Hall for transportation to Ellingsen Park.


Grand Victorian Ball @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Grand March – 7:00pm

Light Repast – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Last Waltz – 10:00pm


Celebrate the 25th Anniversary tradition of the Virginia City Grand Victorian Ball in the magnificent style of the post-Civil War period. Waltzes, Reels and dancing to music provided.


Ticketed Event: Single: $45.00 Couple: $90.00 Youth (15 & Under): $15.00