French Embassy Gatsby Soiree: Evening of Wine, Desserts, and Dance with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Swing Lessons
Join us for a delightful evening of dancing at our French Embassy Dance Gatsby Soiree with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Swing lessons followed by a night of dancing. Also enjoy wine and delectable Parisian desserts availabe for purchase.

Event Date

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire requested. You are encouraged to dress up in vintage or Gatsby inspired attire. All guests must be strictly 21 and over to attend. French Embassy security will check and validate IDs of all guests.

Event Description

Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy for our Gatsby Soiree for an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let us show you how to dance the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Swing followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends.

Attend on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase at the cash bar. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy!

:::: Enjoy delectable Parisian desserts available for purchase (Subject to change)

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

Please note that dinner is not served at the event and instead delectable French desserts will be available for purchase. Please plan to have dinner before or after the event.

The event is structured as an informal dance soiree to meet, network, and socialize with ICDC members as you enjoy an evening of dancing at the French Embassy. As such kindly note that the event is not presented as a seated event and we kindly ask for your patience and understanding while we work with our event partners to present you a wonderful evening.

We need a complete guest list of all the attendees for security purposes at the entrance so if you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail us the full name of each guest. All guests must be 21 and over.

Reserve your tickets now as space is limited. For a limited time discounted tickets are available and ticket prices are subject to increase without notice as we reach capacity for the event. The current ticket price is listed below.

Tickets

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Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticketholders and each guest attending with a ticketholder has valid photo ID. We are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID. If you reserve more than one ticket, please e-mail us the full name of each guest.

7:00 PM Admission commences
~ Viennese Waltz Dance Lesson
~ Tango dance lesson
~ Swing dance lesson

8:30 PM Gatsby Dance Party
Dance the night away to a mix of ballroom dance music with a selection of Latin music for added variety. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your dancing and socialize with other attendees. Recorded music will be played for a night of dancing.

10:30 PM Evening concludes

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.