The OverAttired Grand Holiday Ball!

Holiday Ball

I am very happy and proud to formally announce The OverAttired Grand Holiday Ball on December 19th at the Lake Merritt Dance Center at 200 Grand Ave in Oakland!

The Brassworks Band will play four dance sets from 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 Midnight. Thrill to many of your favorite Holiday-themed waltzes, polkas, mazurkas & schottisches, The Congress of Vienna, Jolly Dogs Polka, Sir Roger de Coverley and Bohemian National Polka!
Semi-Formal attire required, and 19th century styles are encouraged. Please see the Gaskell Ball page on attire or photos from previous OverAttired Balls. Admission is $20 in advance until 12/13 or $25 at the door (cash/credit/check). A free beginning waltz lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. is included, and light snacks and refreshments will be served. The dance schedule will remain very familiar to those who have attended our previous Spring or Summer Balls or a Gaskell Ball.

The most OverAttired of the evening (chosen by our board) will win complimentary admission to the next Ball, and be featured in an OverAttired exposé!

The Ball is put on by Sam Simmons, Monica Lenk, Gregory Seeley, Shannon Valerian, and Frank Davis.

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Review of a previous Ball

Lake Merrit Dance Center Ballroom

Our Gorgeous 1926 Lake Merrit Dance Center Ballroom

Please invite friends! We can’t do this without you!

The Holiday Ball is produced by OverAttired Vintage Fashion, a fabulous new shop owned by your doting hosts Sam & Monica, located at 337 14th St at Webster in the heart of downtown Oakland – and only a few short blocks from the Ball!


  • Q: I have a gender-based question! A: We have no gender restrictions!
  • Q: I want to wear my corset on the outside! A: Go ahead!
  • Q: Can I bring a potluck contribution? A: Yes!
  • Q: Parking? A: LMDC has a front lot and a (smaller) back lot. Additional parking is located on the surrounding streets, or the very close by Whole Foods parking lot.
  • Q: Is there a ladies changing room? Yes!
  • Q: Should I tuck my shirt in? A: Always tuck your shirt in.