War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium
A History Conference
Dinner & Ball
Join us in the Sheraton Ballroom for an elegant night of dining and dancing. The Dinner and Dance are $60
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7:30
You will enjoy a buffet dinner, featuring a selection of salads, salmon, beef au jus, and vegetarian tortellini ,capped off by a variety of delicious cakes and pastry. Wine for purchase.
Following dinner, relax and socialize with friends or take a spin on the dance floor. Period dance instruction will be led by Tom and Toni Tumbusch. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Hamilton area musician Stephen Fuller.
Tom and Toni Tumbusch
Tom and Toni Tumbusch are historic dance instructors, performers, and enthusiasts with a repertoire ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the Big Band era. If you’ve never danced before, fear not! Many of the dances Jane Austen enjoyed are easy to learn, and Tom and Toni make it almost as simple as walking.
Tom has taught English Country to dancers of all ages since 1988, and has written historic dance articles for Activate! magazine, a bi-monthly publication for elementary school music teachers. Over the years he has choreographed dance performances for Wright State University, the Ohio Renaissance Festival, and the Greater Dayton region of the Jane Austen Society.
Toni began dancing and performing historic styles in 1996, adding English Country Dance to her repertoire in 2004. A former member of the Forget-Me-Not Historical Dance Company, she has studied with Elizabeth Aldridge, Richard Powers, and Joan Walton.
Tom and Toni have taught together since 2005, hosting English Country, Swing, Lindy Hop, and other historic dance workshops in the Midwestern and Southern United States. They are founding members of the Cincinnati Historic Dance Society and both serve on the board of directors for the Cincinnati English Country Dancers.