With carnival in full swing Vienna is all singing all dancing. While Austria’s capital is famous for its elegant winter balls, classical and retro dance events take place throughout the year. Here are the top five opportunities for ballroom and modern dancers in Wien:
Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 elegant ballroom dancing has lifted spirits, hoop skirts and coat tails of many middle to upper class locals. Each year, different private groups and associations stage more than 350 ball events allowing public access. The Vienna Opera Ball is the most famous though other balls may score even higher on charms and local flair. The dance venues are as illustrious as the Viennese Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Musikverein, and down to earth as a suburban firebrigade hall.
Apart from folkloric Jaegerball – the Hunters’ Ball – the evening attire is elegant at various levels. In addition