How to become a debutante of the Vienna ball?
Whirling to the sounds of the Viennese waltz with a gallant gentleman on the polished parquet floor, in a snow-white dress, with sparkling eyes, not inferior in the brilliance of the tiara… Is not this the dream of any representative of the beautiful half of humanity? Even the most ambitious and do not believe in fairy tales girls want at least one evening to feel like princesses. And we have this opportunity. Vienna ball in the picture 1904 yearafoto: ru.wikipedia.org One of the most important balls in Moscow is the Vienna ball — a secular and cultural event, which is held annually under the patronage of the Magistrate of Vienna and the Government of Moscow, as well as the Austrian Embassy in Russia. In April 2010, the Eighth Vienna charity ball was held. Each year the event is dedicated to a certain event, for example, the 65th anniversary of the Victory, the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, etc. Traditionally, each ball is opened by about a hundred pairs of debutants: girls in white dresses and boys in black tails. The ball takes place in the Arena or Gostiny Dvor and lasts until the morning. Contrary to rumors that this action has especially elite character and it is possible to get on it only “on a pull”, practically everyone can become the participant. By “practically” I mean that there are certain requirements to candidates: only unmarried girls from 16 to 23 years can become debutants. Also, the girls have to go through the casting. Every year there are more and more applications for participation in the ball. So get ready for the competition, as in the best universities. During the interview, you will be asked about the level of foreign language skills, family, place of study and work, knowledge of literature and music. Very often the girls ask: who’s he taking to the ball? But we never figured out the formula for guaranteed success. Of course, it is necessary to show good manners, tact, sense of humor. For you works the ability to dance and fluency in English (often the interview takes place in English). If your parents are going to the ball, be sure to mention it. Smile and relax, after all. The Vienna ball in Vienna Photo: Source the entrance to the ball for Debs free, but expenses should enter the following indispensable attributes of a debutante: White dress (from 8000 RUB. to infinity). Many people ask whether it is possible to rent dresses. Debutantes of the past, and I am among them, do not recommend this for several reasons: for example, after waltzes, quadrilles and gallops, the hem of dresses often turn into rags. Of course, all this can be avoided, but think about whether to spoil your evening with excitement for the dress and trying to hold the hem. In addition, in extreme cases, for the same amount you can easily buy a dress from one of the girls who were debutants before you. About the style — there is no consensus here. I guarantee that the probability of coming in the same dress is incredibly small. The only advice — do not take a very lush dresses and dresses with mesh, as it will cling to everything and tear. Shoes (2 pairs — one for classes, one for the ball — white or silver). At the last rehearsal you should wear shoes for the ball, to carry them a little. And get ready for the fact that after a night of dancing your shoes will get not a fabulous look. Hair stylist (makeup artist, if desired). A nice bonus of the Vienna ball are tiaras, which the organizers give to all debutantes. Every year they are different — at my ball gave tiara Swarovski, which, despite its unconditional beauty, very painful bite into the head. Therefore, I recommend to discuss in advance with the hairdresser the hairstyle options and the best method of attachment tiar, otherwise you risk to earn at least a headache, as a maximum — a lobotomy during a PA with an unskilled partner. Vienna ball in Moscow Photo: Source Dance classes (classes are held about three months in one of the dance studios in Moscow). Visit them necessarily (under the signature), a pass only for good reasons. After three absences — expelled. You can also be expelled for a systematic violation of the rules: delay, non-compliance with the dress code and rules of conduct during the lesson. Scared? Quiet — all the same people, and if you treat the organizers with respect and like human beings, it will tell you the same. Other ladies ‘ stuff: stockings, handbags, manicure, jewelry. Stanislav Popov— President of the Russian dance Union, Vice-President of the world Federation of sports dances Photo: ru.wikipedia.org the Vienna ball is not just one night of dancing. This new friends, a sense of anticipation, magic. This is a sea of positive emotions. I can’t say for sure what I liked more: the ball itself or months of rehearsals and expectations. Or even the time after — the first days… the Feeling of falling out of the world… the Exchange of photos, impressions… And even after time we gathered a huge crowd to walk, dance or play. So, as our wonderful dance master Stanislav Popov says, “Dance and be happy!”.