You are cordially invited to a magical Viennese Ball at the French Embassy -- one of the grandest diplomatic venues in Washington DC for an unforgettable Viennese celebration of music, food, wine and dancing or a large wooden dance floor.
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 & Viennese Ball Rehearsal Dance
|A day before the Viennese Ball, learn to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna & 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. A partner or prior dance experience is not necessary to attend. 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. Click here for details about the dance lessons.
Experience the elegant atmosphere of a European Ball, as well as meet international professionals and members of the diplomatic community.
You are welcome to attend without a date, as we expect as many singles as couples.
+ Attend on your own or with friends. You do not need a date to attend.
+ Dance on a large wooden dance floor.
+ Classical orchestra performing Viennese Waltzes and other dance music.
+ Exquisite selection of Viennese & French desserts.
+ Delectable Austrian dinner.
+ Viennese Waltz lessons presented at the French Embassy the day prior to the ball (See details)
+ Experience and take part in the Grand March and Quadrille as at a traditional Viennese Ball
+ Meet, network, and socialize ICDC members in an exquisite setting
Enjoy a Dinner Buffet of Austrian and European Delicacies for Benefactor Ticketholders
(Menu subject to change. The dinner buffet is presented from 7:00 PM to 7:50 PM)
Esterhazy Brisket of beef with mushroom and Pearl Onion
Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Debreziner Sausages served Viennese Style
Austrian style egg salad with asparagus
Palatschinke: Crape Suzettes Stuffed with Cheese and Cream
Spaetzle with peas and parsley along with Austrian egg noodles
Traditional Austrian side dish: Red cabbage with green apple
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 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.