A Viennese Christmas Ball

12/01/2018

Sponsor:   Margaret Bocek. First organized at Meridian International Center in Washington D.C., the Christmas Ball has become a popular Washington tradition.
Description:   Celebrate the season with friends and colleagues at an elegant Viennese Christmas Ball hosted under the patronage of the His Excellency, the Ambassador of Austria. Held at a private club, attendance is limited to 275. Opening Ceremonies performed by a Cotillion from United States Naval Academy. Features Champagne reception, Austrian desserts buffet, selected wines and coffee. This year's Ball will delight with more of our favorite waltzes by Lehar, Waldteufel, Tchaikovsky and Strauss, performed by Washington’s preferred salon orchestra, Con Brio!
 
Venue:   Congressional Country Club Ballroo
Street:   8500 River Road
City:   Potomac, MD
 
Schedule:   19:00 Champagne Reception, 19:45 Grand March, 20:00 Procession of Dignitaries and Cotillion Performance, 24:00 Fledermaus Quadrille, 23:30 Last Waltz
Performance:   Opening Ceremonies performed by a selected Cotillion of Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy performing all six Fledermaus Quadrilles
Music:   Music performed by Con Brio! Washington's preferred salon orchestra, 10 musicians
 
Dress:   White Tie and Decorations optional/Black Tie
Dancing:   Viennese Waltz, Polka, Gallop, Quadrille, FoxTrot Tango and a few Austrian folk dances. Tanzmeister Herbert and Carol Traxer
Lessons:   Series of Three Lessons in Viennese Waltz, $80, Saturdays: 10:00 - 1:00: Nov. 3, 10 and 17 Congressional Country Club
Food:   Champagne reception, authentic Austrian desserts buffet, selected wines and coffee included
 
Tickets:   $145. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door purchases per private club. Checks payable to: Margaret Bocek, 15383 Loyalty Road, Waterford, VA 20197
Web:   www.viennesewaltz.org
EMail:   margaret.bocek@gmail.com
Name:   Margaret Ms. Bocek
Telephone:   540-882-4808
Mail:   15383 Loyalty Road, Waterford, VA 20197