The Jane Austen Society of North America

Metropolitan Kansas City Region
(Including Kansas and Western Missouri)

2016 Member Events
(Registration Required)
*Open to the Public

— 2016 ---

October 21-23
Annual General Meeting
Emma: "No One But Herself"
Washington, D.C.

*November 12
JASNA-KC Regency Ball
Contact: Leah Wilson

Saturday, December 3
AGM Steering Committee
Corinth Library
Contact: Julienne Gehrer

December 10
Jane Austen Birthday Tea
& Whist
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Crestwood Condominiums
Contact: Becky Malomo

Borrow from our
Lending Library 

 Book List



Save the Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Jane Austen Regency Ball


Join us Saturday, November 12
from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1700 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 

You are cordially invited to attend a delightful evening of English country dance
in the polite society of The Jane Austen Society of North America Kansas City Metropolitan Region.
We encourage our neighboring JASNA Regions to attend as well as our friends from Kansas City English Country Dance and Lawrence English Country Dance. 

Ticket prices have been determined, and we assure you that even Aunt Norris
has found the sum of $15.00 per person reasonable for the benefit received.

Bring a friend or partner, or come by matters not, because our style of dance
will have you changing hands with both novice and experienced dancers throughout the evening.

GrisantiDances will again be called by Jerome Grisanti whose enthusiasm, distinctive voice, and clear teaching skills have made him a popular caller throughout the Midwest. Our Dance Master has been known to join in and demonstrate a step or two.

Although the dancing starts at 7:00, dance lessons for basic steps will begin at 6:30 P.M.

    Dances will flow to the live music of Greg Allen, Rebecca Bell, and Richie Basgall.  These wonderful musicians have just the right touch in their artistry and energy, exhibited by their rollicking interpretations and stately renditions of classic English Country Dance tunes.

We encourage Regency dress or modern attire. The ballroom ambience is enhanced by the swing of skirts and kilts. (No jeans please.)  Light refreshments will be served and card games will offer alternate entertainment.

Ready your reticule, feather your head dress, but by all means
Save the Date of Saturday, November 12!
Registration is now open.

Church parking is available at the two Immanuel Lutheran parking lots both located near the church on Westport Road and on nearby streets (although not on Westport Road itself!); sharing carriages is highly encouraged!

Event organizer:
Leah Wilson at


Our 2016 events celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma.

Watch our events calendar for members-only gatherings 
as well as those marked with an * which are open to the general public. 
Kindly note that registration is required.