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XII Viennese Ball in Moscow
June 2, 2014 17:32


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Almost every girl dreams to become a princess, for one day at least. Thanks to Viennese Ball in Moscow it has become possible. Viennese Ball was held in Moscow Gostiny Dvor on May 31, 2014 for the twelfth time already. And as usual it was a magnificent and breathtaking event both for the participants and viewers.

The show starts at 8 p.m. when the guests arrive to the brightly decorated Gostiny Dvor. During this first hour before the grand opening everyone is admiring a wonderful interior of the hall, magnificent dresses of the ladies and enjoy a rich variety of welcome drinks.

The show lasts till early morning. During this time the participants of the Viennese Ball  dance tango, foxtrot, cha-cha-cha and many other dances accompanied by music of symphonic and jazz bands.

Viennese Ball in Moscow happens once a year in spring or early summer. The history of this Ball starts from the year 2003. And it already has its own traditions. The event is charitable and is supported by the Moscow government and embassies of Austria and Russia. About 2000 people attend this great event, and among them are politicians, businessmen, musicians, artists and many other famous and respectable personalities.

Viennese Ball in Moscow is the largest ball in Russia now and one of the most beautiful in the world.

To become a debutante for the opening ceremony it is needed to fill in the application form on the official website. One should do it in advance, about 6 months before the Ball. Those who succeed in all tests and castings will be taught dancing and Ball etiquette for about 2-3 months.

At 9 p.m. Moscow time more than one hundred debutantes appear in the hall. The girls are between 16-23 years old while the boys are in their 18-26. They are not allowed to be married also. The grand opening starts with polonaise following the traditions. Then it is followed by polka and Viennese waltz when all guests are welcome to join the debutantes and come to the floor.

The show lasts till 5 a.m.  All night the guests enjoy dancing quadrille, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha-cha and many other dances accompanied by music of symphonic and jazz bands.

It is not that simple to become a debutante. All boys and girls have passed interviews where they needed to prove their erudition, knowledge of foreign languages and show their manners. A lot of famous musicians, TV hosts and sportsmen used to take part in the Ball opening, such as Alina Kabayeva, Alsou, Victoria Lopiryova and many others.

The dress-code is also very strict. Ladies should wear evening dresses, while the gentlemen tuxedos or ceremonial uniform. By tradition, all the ladies receive small gifts.

It must be also noted that it is not that easy to become a guest of the Viennese Ball either. As the tickets price vary from 9500 roubles to 48 000 roubles. The only discounts are provided for students who are allowed to purchase the ticket for 4800 roubles.
 

 




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Viennese Ball Gostiny dvor Russian culture Moscow  

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