Abschlussball Galaball 16.06.2018
An unforgetable evening in at Salons Mantovani.
It is a Saturday evening and in order to have as much dancing as possible we will already start at 18:30
Frequently asked? For the answers please scoll down
What is the programm?
Please click on the button below
Do I need a dancepartner?
No!!!! As the number of boy and girls is very unbalanced this year we worked out other solutions for the showcases. A special rehearsal plan has been established to make sure everybody get enough practise. Please make sure to keep to this plan very strictly.
Where can I find my gown or suit?
Please have a look at the button attire
Why does it take place at the Salons Mantovani?
Ideal location with a very big parket floor at reasonable prices
What is included in the price?
aperitif, cold buffet, dessert, soft drinks, free parking, and the whole ball programm
Why do juniorclub dancers also pay for the ball?
The yearly fee only covers the danceclasses and the preparation classes to the ball. We cannot cover ther galaball with annual class fee!
Do I need to participate in the Galabal?
No you are not obliged. However it is a very experience to follow the whole programme including the ball. Foreign Universities still do have the tradition of galaballs and for your professional life, you might be invited to represent your country, your profession or your company at a galaball event
Are the parents joining us?
Yes. This ball is hold as an formal event where the participant will present the confidence and poise they have achieved in dancing and during the formal dinner event
Only one parent can join me? / Parents dance
Sometimes important agenda issues will be problem and only one parent can accompany the student to ball. However it is better for the dancer if at least one can come to show him/her the apreciation for the effort to come to the dance classes for a whole year.
We do not hold a special dance with the parents any more. But if you wish to have a dance with you daughter or sun, then please take the time to practise at least once with them at home. Your daughter or son will be delighted to show you what they share their skill with you. Anyhow we plan enough time for the parents and students to dance on this really beautifull floor of 200m².
Crash classes for parents with dance experience can be booked as private lessons. (Max. 3 couples they should all have the same level)
Prices and booking please by sms to 0496 50 90 83
Can other family members join us?
With pleasure. Take care that brother and sister should be dancers themselves, so they can really participate in the ball.
How to get to the Salons Mantovani?
How to register ?
You will receive an official invitation per email, including a registration form. Please fill this in and return is by email. However if you cannot find back the form we added a registration form just next to this text block.
Can we book a table?
For practical reasons it is easier that the dancers are seated at their own tables.
All other guests have to make groups of 10 or 12. Please give your table a name. Then mark the table name on the registration form. These tablenames will displayed to cards at the tables. Make sure you are not seated at more then one table.
Can a junior club student dancers also come to the ball alone?
For all debutants and students under 18, you need to designate a person who will take the responsability. Please send us an email. The Skylight Dance Club cannot take any responsabili or legal liabilty.
18:30 Welcome with Aperitif
19:15 opening of the buffet
20:00 Show case students
21:00 Opening of the ball with the viennese waltz
23:00 Show Pre-competitors & competitors the Skylight dance Club and Angelo & Leen (the raining Professionnal Belgium Champions in Latin American Dancing)
Bis 1:30 End of the ball
We will welcome you all personnally, please bring you personal invitations on your smart phone or as a print
Aperitif: guests cava or fruits juice, junior club dancers : only juiceWijn and beer only at the parents table
Junior Club dancers soft drinks only
The Chef of the Salons Mantovani are very well known for weddings and other formal events. Take a look at their site www.salons-mantovai.be
Salons Mantovani, Doorn 1, 9700 Oudenaarde
All groups will present 3 dances. For this showcase we will hold general rehearsals. The partner will be determined only for these 3 dances. Students that have not found a partner, please adress yourself to one of the dance teachers. They will choose a partner for you. We are dancing in differents groups so everybody can present 3 dances. At end of every persentation the students will lined up for a group photo.
Opening of the ball
All students will also dance a little piece of Viennese Waltz. Then the beautiful floor is free for all of you. We will still anounce every dance and if necessary also count in. Our DJ Donaat is very exprienced and finds the most recent and popular song in a danceversion.
We always try to motivate the students to dance as much as possible with different partners. We are practising this at every lesson and also at the Winter- and Springball. We wish you all a wonderful galaball night
Salons Mantovani: Doorn 1, 9700 Oudenaarde
Previously the gala evening was organized by the parents. 2002 the Skylight Dance Club was asked to take over the organization.
We were looking for a festive location with a good catering service at reasonable price, allowing to have at least a 20x10 parket dancefloor.For a long time we enjoyed the Salons Carlton, so we were very sorry to get informed that they are not available anymore.
Searching for a new location, Salons Mantovani are a bit further but the really ideal replacement.
It is a beautiful location with wonderful parket dancefloor and as they are regularly housing the belgian championship professionals, they are used to ballroom dancers.
As the ball is taking place on a Saturday the highways should be free and takes about 1h to get there from St. Anne's.
Students and Guests can experience a very formal, festive eveningball (style Viennese Ball)
But for those who wish to come induvidually, big free parking space at the venue
Festive evening gown for all participants and guests. Festliche Abendgarderobe für alle Teilnehmer.
Debutant girls: Long dress, shoes, coiffure, eventually juwerly
the idea is to learn how to move in an evening gown with poise and confidence
In order to practise, we ask the girls to wear something similar in length including the shoes already during the general rehearsals
Other girls: evening gown, it might be shorter
Tipps for suits:
We had good experiences with
Maurizio, Chaussée de Louvain 4, 1210 Brüssel, Tel.& Fax: 02 230 90 53 (10-
Rifino Anderlecht, Rue de Fiennes 1,1070 Anderlecht
Rue de Brabant there are several shops
Shirts also at C&A or makro
Please also ask previsous dancers, usually they shall be glad to sell their first outfit.
Tipps for the evening gown of the girls:
Students of previous classes shall be glad to sell their dresses.
An embrodery top or corsage can be combined with a wide floating skirt.
Refraine from mermaid dresses, and all trains. Make sure the model is allowing to move the arms freely
Eventually ask for a shal or bolero during the dinner
We cannot recommend bridal shops they are too expensive
Good shops also all along in the rue de Brabant 1030 Brussels, also open on Sundays exemples: Modelim at Rue de Brabant 200, Yega at Rue de Branbant 61....
For those who want to sew. We can help with choosing the pattern and fitting
Fabric: Berger, Rue de la Caserne, 1000 Brüssel good for the tafetaTextila, close to the metro station Eddy Mercx. They are very competent and friendly.
Clients also where satisfied with www.anne-
We also tested www.edressit.com really beautiful dresses also on your own messures. or light in the box