A night out at The Hillary House Ball

As some of you may know, we love to party! Every Friday night we host a “Rhythm & Moves” dance party at our studio. In the town of Aurora, we are never short of finding fun things to do, and parties to attend. One of those parties is the Hillary House Ball. In support for one of Aurora’s most significant landmarks, Hillary House National Historic Site. This SOLD-OUT event brought in record proceeds which will aid in the ongoing preservation and restoration of Hillary House!

A Sophisticated Social Event…

The 2018 Hillary House Ball took place once again at the beautiful King Valley Golf Club. The evening featured fine dining ( yes the food was DELICIOUS), live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. The live music by After Hours Big Band was such a nice touch and because of them the dancefloor was full. Guests are offered an unrivaled experience. Enabling them to contribute to the preservation of their community’s heritage in a meaningful way. Thank you to the organizers and volunteers who put together such an enjoyable evening for everyone! We are very proud to say that Artistica were the last folks to leave the dance floor… naturally.

After Hours Big Band…

The After Hours Big Band has become a vital member of the York Region music scene! Started twelve years ago by Newmarket Citizens Band bandsman, Jack Savage. The band was originally a collection of NCB members who wanted to play jazz and swing repertoire after their regular community band rehearsals. While still joyously celebrating the Golden Age of 1930s and 1940s swing, as a result, the band has expanded its horizons and now also draws inspiration from the best of more contemporary composers and arrangers. This band has appeared at such highly-rated events as the Aurora Jazz+ Music Festival, the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons Music in the Park, the Unionville Big Band Festival and numerous fund-raisers in York Region. Click here to find out where they are performing next!

About the Hillary House itself…

Lived in by four doctors and their families from 1862 until 1993. Hillary House is situated on Yonge Street in Aurora. Owned and managed by the Aurora Historical Society, they always need your support to maintain this historic treasure. It is potentially among the foremost historic house museums in North America, combining architectural significance and the personal possessions of three generations of medical doctors who worked and lived there with their families. It is a window to a time of immense change, from the era of leeches and bleeding to the advent of penicillin, from a time of calling cards and private ballrooms to the arrival of the phonograph. Few museums can evoke the past and inexorable change so compellingly like the Hillary House!