The Norfolk Towne Assembly (NTA) is happy to announce that we WILL be holding a ball on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The theme of this event is "A Seafarer's Ball" honoring the seagoing heritage of the Hampton Roads region.
This coincides with the weekend (June 10-12) that Norfolk holds their annual tribute to the maritime heritage of Hampton Roads, Harborfest. This festival is the largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation. Enjoy three days of tall ships, the Parade of Sail, festival foods and beverages, live performances, and one of the largest fireworks displays on the east coast!
Those who come for the weekend can also enjoy "Nauticus," a maritime-themed science center and museum, also known as the National Maritime Center, located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk. Nauticus is also the home of the battleship Wisconsin which can be toured. The second floor of Nauticus houses the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the entrance to the battleship Wisconsin. On the third floor of Nauticus, guests can view a variety of science and maritime exhibits, including: aquaria.
We encourage those interested in attending our Ball to come to Norfolk, stay, and make a weekend of it with Nauticus, the Harborfest celebration, and "A Seafarer's Ball". Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us and celebrate Hampton Roads' and our nation's maritime heritage.
Doors open at 4:30 PM
1st Dance Interval 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Interlude with light refreshments 6:15 - 6:45 PM
2nd Dance Interval 6:45 - 8:00 PM
In order to allow for cleanup all attendees who are not involved in the cleanup,
please exit the building NLT 8:15 PM
Admission - $25.00
Limited quantity available. Please purchase early and don't be disappointed.
Sales begin April 1, and end June 3rd at 5 PM or whenever all available tickets have been sold
Admission may be purchased online at:
Or by mail using this form:
Seafarer's Ball Registration Form
Seafarer's Ball Covid Policy
Note: This policy is subject to revision based upon governmental requirements/recommendations.
Registration for the Norfolk Towne Assembly’s (NTA) Seafarer’s Ball constitutes recognition and agreement, on behalf of the individual and others included in the registration, that participation in this event is at the individual’s risk. There is no guarantee that the individual or others listed on the registration will not contract/transmit COVID-19 or other infectious or contagious illnesses or diseases while participating in the Ball sponsored by the NTA. Further, the individual and all others included in the registration release the NTA and its representatives in the event of such an occurrence or injury.
Individuals should not attend the Ball if they have a fever, Covid-19 related symptoms, or other obvious signs of illness, nor should they attend if they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the previous five days.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will not be required.
To facilitate contract tracing, if needed, all guests will be required to provide up-to-date contact information. This information will be submitted with the registration form either online or by mail.
Mask wear will follow Virginia health guidelines in place at the time of the Ball. Regardless of VDH masing guidelines, guests may choose to wear masks.
Disposable plasticware will be used. Self-service food will not be offered as we have in the past. Instead, boxes containing snacks like cookies and sandwiches will be served to guests by hosts/hostesses.
For more information regarding the Seafarer's Ball, see our FAQ page HERE:
DANCE LIST (subject to modification)
First Dance Interval
Money in Both Pockets - 1795
Row Well Ye Mariners - 1651
South Sea - 1774
Belles of Newport - 1770s
Dressed Ship - 1774
Second Dance Interval
Saylor's Reprieve - 1799
Off She Goes - 1805
Young Widow - 1807
Mariner's Compass - 1805
Hull's Victory - 1812
Additional dances that may be added or substituted as necessary
Sprigs of Laurel - 1811
Dover Pier - 1791
2022 "A Seafarer's Ball" Dance List and Instructions