All Events are Cancelled for this Year

Unfortunately, due to the CoVID-19 pandemic , we must cancel our Gettysburg civil war dances for this year. The President’s day dance is also cancelled. Please check back next year- we hope that we will be able to dance again!

Meanwhile stay safe!


Briant and Karin Bohleke

Dance Master and Mistress


Informal Dances with Recorded Music

February 8, 2020, March 14, 2020, May 9, 2020*

7:30 to 10:00 P.M.

Village Hall 108 West Main Street, Fairfield, PA

Organizers Wayne Belt and Norma Calhoun invite you to participate in the 22nd year of Victorian dancing in Fairfield. Each monthly dance is an enjoyable social occasion focused on learning the dances and etiquette of the Civil War era. The dance master and mistress will demonstrate and call each dance. Elegant dancers and excellent teachers, they enjoy sharing their authentic reconstructions of period dances from original sources, and they have new and revived material to share.

*For the May dance, we encourage (but do not require) informal period attire. For the February and March dances, we suggest modern casual clothes or informal period attire. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes with flexible soles. Metal heel plates are not allowed on the dance floor.

Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $10 per person, payable at the door.

Fairfield is located about 8 miles southwest of Gettysburg on PA RT 116. The Village Hall is in the middle of Fairfield on PA RT 116/Main Street. Park on the street in front, or in the lot behind the building.

For more information, additional directions, a Remembrance Day Ball flyer, information about the Gettysburg Winter Ball on February 22, 2020, or to place your name on the mailing list for information about the next series of dances (September to November 2020), send email to (preferred) or call (717) 337-0748. Please visit Gettysburg Civil War Dance on Facebook.

If an event is cancelled, information will be posted on the voice mail announcement and on Facebook. A few days before each event, please confirm that the event will take place as scheduled.

Gettysburg Civil War Dance contributes its event proceeds to the Land Conservancy of Adams County, a local preservation organization that works with landowners, the American Battlefield Trust and other organizations to preserve the hallowed ground beyond the official boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park.