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The Austrian Ball

Žofín Palace (Palác Žofín), Slovanský ostrov 226, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
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19. 1. 2017

The Austrian Ball preserves the tradition of the Viennese Ball. The Ball, held at Žofín Palace on Slavic Island, is the highlight of the Prague ball season and brings an annual piece of the Viennese Ball flair to the city.

The Austrian Ball sticks to those traditions, which are usual for Viennese Balls. It begins with a grand opening by members of the Committee of Young Ladies and Gentlemen. Following this, other attendees are called to dance by way of the announcement of the “Alles Walzer.” If the guests have been thoroughly paying attention during the opening, the participation in the midnight quadrille will be much easier. There will, however, be no shortage of professional guidance enabling participation in the quadrille also by those guests who are not as experienced. Finally, each lady will receive a small present when leaving the ball, the so called “Damenspende”. You will not only dance the Waltz at the Austrian Ball, though, due to the fact that in the in-house discotheque, young and young-at-heart guests are usually dancing right up until the early hours of the morning.

The star guest of the 17th Austrian Ball is a young, talented singer and song writer with an unmistakeable voice. Although born in Zurich to a Swiss-American family, Celeste Buckingham has lived most of her live in Slovakia. At a teen a

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