Vienna Ball Season: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know 32
Grandiose imposing surroundings, elegant formal attire and beautiful classical music — a traditional Viennese ball is a magical event everyone should experience at least once in their lives. To seamlessly fit in and really look the part, there are a few guidelines you should follow, especially when it comes to dress code and the types of dancing you’ll be expected to know. To help you have a truly enchanting evening and look as magnificent as the Viennese royalty who began the trend, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Vienna ball season.
Johann Strauss (sometimes known as Johann Strauss II or Johann Strauss, the younger) was an incredibly successful composer best known for his operettas and Viennese waltzes which earned him the title “The Waltz King”. He was born on October 25th, 1825 in St Ulrich close to Vienna and over his lifetime composed more than 500 waltzes, quadrilles, polkas and other types of classical dance music, as well as a single ballet.
Viennese waltz: a scandalous dance that became a Viennese icon 5
The old 'One, two, three, One, two, three' - Who hasn't danced or at least heard about the Waltz? Though, one of the world's most popular dances wasn't always considered as such. Due to its close-hold and quick rotations, Waltz was once named the "Forbidden dance".