Join us on your own or with friends to experience a magical Viennese Ball at the French Embassy, one of the grandest diplomatic venues in DC. An unforgettable gala evening and celebration of Viennese music, desserts, wine and dancing await you. A partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend, as Viennese Waltz lessons will be offered just before the ball.
You do not need a date to attend as we expect both singles and couples to join us. Enjoy a night of dancing to our classical orchestra or watch the twirling silhouettes on the dance floor move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved waltzes, and other dance music from around the world. The Salon Orchestra of Washington will perform the Strauss waltzes, ballroom music from around the world and the famous Radetsky Grand March, led by the popular Tanzmeister-couple Herbert and Carol Traxler. They will also invite you to join them in Strauss Fledermaus Quadrille #6, which is danced at all the major balls in Vienna.
|Viennese Waltz Lessons Presented on the Day of the Ball - Select ticket that includes the dance lessons!
|On the same day as the Viennese Ball, we will present Viennese Waltz lessons right before the ball starts so you can learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna. A partner or prior dance experience is not needed to attend so attend on your own or with friends to experience one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time! The lessons will be taught on a wooden dance floor at the Embassy of France. The dance lessons will be taught by Herb & Carol Traxler. A Native of Austria, Herbert Traxler with his wife Carol Traxler have taught the Viennese waltz to hundreds of enthusiastic dancers in the DC area at the White House, Smithsonian, & many other venues. Space for the dance lessons is limited so make your reservations early!
Experience the elegant atmosphere of a European Ball, as well as meet international professionals and members of the diplomatic community.
+ Attend on your own or with friends. You do not need a date to attend.
+ Dance on a large wooden dance floor.
+ Classical orchestra performs Viennese Waltzes and other dance music.
+ Exquisite selection of Viennese & French desserts by the French Embassy pastry chef.
+ French wine served at the open bar
+ Viennese Waltz lessons presented at the French Embassy on the same day as the Viennese Ball
+ Experience the Grand March and Quadrille as danced at a traditional Viennese Ball (We will show you how!)
+ Meet, network, and socialize ICDC members in an exquisite setting
Kindly note that the event does not include dinner and you will instead be presented with a selection of exquisite desserts with French wine presented at the open bar. Please plan to have dinner before or after the event.
Indulge in Delectable Austrian & European Desserts:
(Presented from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
Viennese Sacher Torte
Decadent Chocolate Cake Layered with Chocolate Cream & Raspberry Jam
Delightful Almond Opera Torte with Coffee & Chocolate Cream
Mini Chocolate & Coffee Eclairs
Petite Fruit Mousse: Mango, Cassis, Passion fruit
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream
Fruit & Strawberry Tarts
Pistachio Almond Cookie with Pistachio Cream
Lemon Meringue Tart
Heavenly Chocolate mousse delights
See below for the video of a previous Viennese Ball at the Embassy of Austria. Our 2018 Viennese Masquerade Ball is presented at the Embassy of France. Please note that the Viennese Ball is presented as a formal ball with dancing to an orchestra and not a seated event. As such though there will be a limited amount of seating offered at the event, kindly note that seating is not guaranteed at all times since space is maximized to allow for a large dance floor.