The National Society of Arts and Letters
Washington DC Chapter
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
The Sixth Annual Ball
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Cosmos Club
Under the gracious patronage of
His Excellency the Ambassador of Austria
Dr. Hans Peter Manz
The Event Features
Seated Dinner ● Grande Marche ● Viennese Dessert Buffet ● Fledermaus Quadrille
Waltzing to the Music of con brio! Salon Ensemble
Champagne Reception for those Partaking of the Seated Dinner/Ball/Dessert Table
Champagne Reception for those Partaking of the Ball/Dessert Table Only
Grande Marche begins Followed by the Start of the Viennese Waltz Ball
Ladies: Long Evening Gown or Ball Gown
Gentlemen: Tailcoat with White Tie or Tuxedo with Black Tie or Dress Uniform
Exciting Waltz Lesson Information Below!
2014 Viennese Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr.
For an additional information please call 571-332-3265
or contact John at email@example.com
For Overnight Accommodations
To stay overnight at the Cosmos Club please call 202-797-6442
for reservations and reference NSAL to receive special room rate
Shall We Dance?
Learn to Dance the Viennese Waltz!
NSAL offers this series of lessons in preparation for the ball!
Learn to dance the Viennese Waltz with dance instructors Herbert and Carol Traxler, holders of the
Republic of Austrias Decoration of Merit, for their outstanding teaching of the Viennese waltz and customs.
Wednesday Evening Dance Lesson Series
October 15 October 22 October 29
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
One Lesson $35 Two Lessons $70 Three Lessons $85
The lessons are limited to 50 dancers per evening, so please register soon to secure your desired schedule!
Harbour Square 500 N Street, SW Washington DC 20024 571-332-3265
One block from the Waterfront Metro Station (Green Line) and half a block from the docks of the Spirit of Washington Cruises. The Clubroom on the top floor is the venue floor-to-ceiling windows offer a dramatic view of the Potomac while the wood parquet floor offers over 2,000 square feet of continuous dance space.
2014 Viennese Waltz Lessons Chair
For more waltz lesson information please contact
Laura Ivey at NSALVienneseBall@gmail.com or call 202-333-5836
A special thank you to Paolo Galli for photographing our 2013 event
and all of the photos below.
To order your desired photos, please go to
NSAL Chapter President Katherine Kyle, Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr., and Waltz Lessons Chair Laura Ivey.
The night began with a Champagne Reception!
Candlelit Ball Dinner
Elegant gowns twirled to the waltzes of Johann Strauss.
Austrian Chef Wilhelm Jonach delighted our guests as he announced Allese Waltzer!
con brio! Salon Orchestra
Lovely performances by dancer Lara Friedman,
soprano Esther Ullberg with her piano accompanist Michael Lodico,
and classical guitarist Joseph Lehning.
NSAL Chapter President Katherine Kyle Waltzes with Viennese Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr.
To take a look back at our 2012 Viennese Ball
please click on!
Our 2011 Ball was Skipped Due to
Ongoing Renovations at The Cosmos Club
For our 2010 Viennese Ball
please click on!
And, for our 2009 Viennese Ball
please click on!
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