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I’d Join: Viennese Ball Committee


Group Name: Viennese Ball Committee

Category: Social Dance Promotion

(Courtesy of the Viennese Ball Committee)

Founded: 1978, first hosted in Toyon Hall

Factoids: The 34th Annual Viennese Ball takes place this year on Friday, February 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame. Waltzing at the Viennese Ball is on the Unofficial Guide’s list of 87 things to do before you graduate.

Purpose: The annual Viennese Ball is an elegant, black-tie affair that fuses Austrian culture with Stanford social dance. The Viennese Ball is open to everyone, from professional dancers to social dance students to people who are dancing for the first time. During Austria Fortnight, the two weeks before the ball, there will be opportunities for newcomers to learn the basic steps. The Viennese Ball Committee strives to create a magical evening for everyone to dance the night away.