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Galaball 15th of June 2024

Book online
78 € per persons including dinner & drinks
Registration for
Minors coming alone

Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
Salons Mantovani
Doorn 1, 9700 Oudenaarde
A festive wedding location
offering 1000m² of space and
an excellent catering

General rehearsals 14.06.24 at Lutgardiscollege

Advanced & Medallists 19:00 - 21:30

Beginners All 17:00 - 19:15

Save the date : Next Galaball 21 06 2025


18:00-18:20 Doors and welcome
18:30-19:55 Student showcases
19:45-20:00 Doors and welcome, guests that do not wish to attend the showcases
20:00-21:30 cold buffet and open dancefloor for all
21:30-21:45 Viennese Waltz opening
21:45-23:00 open dancefloor for all
23:00-23:15 competitors show
23:15-01:00 open dancefloor for all

Dresscode ladies

General long evening gown, very festive
tipps and adjustments to make them comfortable for dancing
  • no trains
  • no tight  skirt form see picture below
  • shoulderline should allow to take up the arms to shoulderhight
  • dresses should not be to havy, otherwise they will delay too much when you turn
  • adjust the seemline about 5-7 cm off the ground, see photo 2
  • a shawl, wrap or cape to cover the shoulders during dinner
  • longs gloves are a stylish accessory with sleveless dresses
  • a two piece dress or wide pant combination can be an alternative, the top can be reused easier later
  • even a top in lace, brocade or velvet combined with a wide skirt or very wide legged pants see photo here under
when you fit the dress,
  • take your dancing shoes with you
  • walk backwards are you stepping on your seem then it needs to be trimmed
  • make a few dancesteps and turns, everything stays in place, perfect
  • lift up your arms, all in place even if you turn with the arms up, excellent choice
Styles for dresses that are suitable for dancing comfortably
a superbe wide trouser combination
Seem line for long gown
5-7 cm off the floor
ankel hight is fine too
Example for a two piece gown
note the skirt is too long

Dresscode gents

suit in 2 or 3 pieces,
tuxedo or smoking
wool, silk, synthetics with shiny or mat look,
suit shirt, bow tie, jabot or tie
suit shoes or dancing shoes, no casual shoes
  • fitting the shoulders, when the buttons are closed
  • fitting the waist line
  • adjusting the sleevs, the shirt cuffing should be seen
  • length, a small break on the front is fine
The waist coat or vest
  • waist coat, jabot or bowtie or tie, and pocket square could be in fantansy fabric
  • waist coats are a wonderful way to dress up for the dancefloor,
    they enhance the bodyshape, and the arms are free for a beautiful posture or arms movements
The shirt
  • a suit shirt is fine, the bowtie loves a smoking shirt
  • here a brief shirt guide
    if you consider to join formal dancing events more often you might consider to buy a
  • a danceshirt is from elastic material and breathing fabric, bodyfitted
    here an example from the german brand Maly (good fabrics, long living, Marc had already several of them)
The accessories
  • the pocket square
  • tie, bow tie or jabot
  • cufflings
  • a watch
We found this website for men realy helpful and did choose some articles for you
Real men Real style (click on the link to get to article)

the smoking
sorry a tweed sport suit in not
allowed on formal event
classical 3 piece suit
classical 2 piece suit
fitting is most impotant
a cheaper suit but, well fitting is better then a non fitting highend designer suit

black tie
ususally only allows a hand knotted black bow tie
but nowadays preknoted bowties and stylish ties are acepted too

dance shirts
are actually made for sport dancers as training wear
they are very light weighted, elastic, non irining, breathable and a super comforatable alternative to the classical shirt

a waist coat or vest
can also be in fantasie fabric, or in a different tone on tone or contrast coulour
dare to be creative

Frequently asked questions

It is our pleasure to make this evening unforgettable to all of you.
The date is not our free choice, we have to consider the availability of the Salons Mantovani. Just in case the next year is already fixed to 21/06/2025

Do I need a dancepartner?
As the number of boy and girls is very unbalanced, we worked out special choreographies for the showcases. So all girls will dance with a partner and solo at some point of the presentation. There are partner changes integrated into the dances. A special rehearsal plan has been established to make sure everybody gets enough practise. Please make sure that students will attend all rehearsals.
For the open dancefloor, we trained all students to dance with each other. All girls did learn the leaders and followers steps so they can also dance with each other if they wish to.

Why does it take place at the Salons Mantovani?
The wedding location offers a spacious festive hall of 1000 m², with a perfect wooden dancefloor. The whole complex has been renovated in 2021.
The catering is excellent and at a reasonable price. The service attentive and discrete. It has a big free parking area, a wonderful garden area to take a little breath.
It also houses the Belgium Championship of the professional and amateur dancers in the month of Mai every year
What is included in the price?
aperitif, cold buffet, dessert, soft drinks, free parking, and the whole ball programme.
For the safety of our dancers no alcoholic drinks are served to the junior club dancers. Adults will have red wine, white wine and or beer during dinner through out the ball. Strong beers and other alcoholic drinks are not included!
Why do juniorclub dancers also pay for the ball?
The yearly fee only covers the danceclasses and the rehearsal to the ball. We cannot cover ther galaball with annual class fee! Thank you very much for your understanding
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.
Since 2019 we have opened this event to all Skylight Dance Club dancers and also to dancers coming from other clubs.
Only one parent can join me? / Parents dance
Sometimes important agenda issues will cause problems and only one parent can accompany the student to the ball. However it is better for the dancer if at least one can come to show him/her the appreciation 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 son, 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 learned and share their skills with you.
Anyhow we plan enough time for the parents and students to dance on this really beautiful floor of 250m².
Private lessons for parents
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 or dancing friends join ?
With pleasure. Take care that brother and sister should be dancers themselves, so they can really participate in the ball.

Can junior club dancers under 18 years also come to the ball alone?
Yes please use the minor registration form.

How to get to the Salons Mantovani ?
We are trying to group transports, where possible. So please let us know if you have available place in your private car, or your are ready to a minivan for a group of 10 persons.
We working on group transport by busses or minivans with drivers.

Can we book a table?
The new online booking allows you to choose your own places at the table.
If you wish to be seated a specific group, comunicate with each other to book the same table. There are only 10 places available per table.
Please note the junior club student are seated in separate area, very close to the buffet.
However the Skylight Dance Club reserve the right to regroup the tables, if necessary, of course we will notify you by email.

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