Our Special - the Viennese Ball
Enjoy a heady night at a ball in a tasteful atmosphere, let lilting waltzes
and international hits get you in the mood to dance and discover, at a Viennese
Ball, the attitude towards life in a city with tradition. Here we have outlined
for you the sequence of events at the internationally successful "Viennese
Ball" with all the traditional /favorite program points and offer you selected
suggestions for an entertaining & effective artistic program.
- 8:00 pm - Entrance into the Hall
Upon arriving in the foyer, your guests are welcomed musically with Classical
and Viennese melodies played by the Viennese Ladies Orchestra "Tempo
di Valse". At about 9:00 pm the ball guests converge in the ballroom,
scattered about upon the dance floor, and wait expectantly for the opening
of the ball...
- 9:00 pm - Opening of the Ball
The festive tones of the Herald trumpets' sound, hailing the opening of the
traditional Viennese ball. Then follows the ceremonial procession of the guests
of honor onto the stage and the guests take their places in front of the ball
orchestra. Impressive for all your guests is the procession of the leading
dance couples with the dancing master onto the dance floor which follows to
the tones of a polonaise played by the Viennese Ball Orchestra Johann Strauss.
The opening committee presents itself with special contredanses, waltzes,
polkas or marches. Subsequent to that, acting in your role as presenter of
the ball, you will address your guests with a few opening remarks. Afterwards,
the leading couples dance a short opening waltz and you or our dancing master
will invite the ball guests to join the dance with the classic words "Alles
Walzer" (everybody waltz!) - the successful up-beat to a heady ball night...
- 9:45 pm - Dance Music
The best atmosphere and dancing mood in the hall as well as the correct choice
of standard dances is provided for by not only the Viennese Ball Orchestra
Johann Strauss with its waltzes, polkas, fox trots, tangos & English waltzes
but also by Gerhard Aflenzer & His Broadway Big band with a fantastic
mixture of rock 'n roll, fox trot, slow fox, quickstep, jive, slow waltzes
and Latin American numbers. During the next 3 hours, the two ensembles alternate
seamlessly at 30 minute intervals so that your guests have the possibility
to dance at all times and thereby insuring that the ball may be enjoyed to
- 11:30 pm - Midnight Interlude
Although there is still half an hour until midnight, you already offer your
guests a treat with the appearance of either Magic Christian, the best-known
magician in Austria or the dynamic, young show-dance group DancEmotion, so
that at midnight the traditional "Audience's Quadrille" can take
place. After the midnight interlude, shortly before midnight, our dancing
master asks your ball guests to take part in the "Audience's Quadrille"
on the dance floor. Now begins what is probably the most popular program point
of every Viennese ball...
- 12:00 midnight - the "Audience's Quadrille"
A particular ball specialty from Vienna: the ball guests take their places
in long lines, facing each another and our dancing master begins his moderation
and the direction of the six part "Fledermaus Quadrille" of Johann
Strauss, jr. which follows. After a short explanation of the dance steps,
the ball orchestra plays as introduction the first "tour" - the
French expression for the individual parts of the quadrille. For the next
20 minutes, the ball guests take the center stage - many are surprisingly
gifted dancers, others try to follow the instructions of our dancing master
- 12:30 am - Selected dance music played by both ensembles provides
for a spirited atmosphere among the guests until 4:00 am.
- 4:00 am - The elegant finale of a Viennese ball follows in the best
tradition of Viennese music. After the ball orchestra has officially taken
its leave of the audience with the last Viennese waltz of the night, they
play, in conclusion, the famous song "Brüderlein fein" - a
dreamy, almost sentimental ending for an outstanding event.
Would you like comprehensive information about the artists which we offer for
the Viennese Ball? We invite you to click on Ball/Viennese
Dance Music, Ball/International
Dance Music, Leading
Dance Couples & Dancing Master and Ball/Midnight Interlude
- there we have compiled more information, great photos and listening examples
Are you especially interested in a particular ensemble or segment of our Viennese
Ball package? Of course both individual ensembles as well as different segments
of the program may be booked singly. Give you fantasy free rein and make your
own personal choice. To help you save time, we have prepared a thorough questionnaire
for you under the heading Your Ball à la Carte.