In accordance with the European tradition, the debutants have the honour of officially opening a big society ball.
Debutants — unmarried young people — are selected by the Ballroom Committee long before the ball. Then, for two or three months they polish their dance skills at specially organized dancing classes.
The Russian Ball in Shenzhen will be opened by 50 debutant couples, including young ladies and gentlemen from Russia, China, as well as other countries. The application for a participation as a debutant can be submitted below.
Dance classes for debutants will be organized both in Moscow and in Shenzhen. Final rehearsals — of which there will be three — will be held in Shenzhen within two or three days before the ball.
Candidates, both young ladies and young gentlemen need to take part in a selection process.
To be accepted for the Russian Ball in Shenzhen, certain conditions must be met:
• Young ladies should be at least 18 and no older than 27, unmarried.
• Young men should be at least 18 and no older than 28, unmarried.
• Candidates must be either university students or have a permanent job.
• Candidates may be newcomers or may have previously participated in our Balls in Vienna, London or Moscow.
We kindly ask those candidates, who have not yet participated in one of our balls, to send us a CV in English and a photo. An interview via Skype is to follow, after which the Ball Committee will inform them, if they are being accepted or not.
The registration is free for every debutante. To ensure that you are participating, we kindly ask you to transfer us 150 euros per person, which we will return to you after your participation at the ball in Shenzhen. Your are receiving a seat in the ballroom, a buffet style dinner and drinks during dinner.
- pure white, floor length evening gown;
- white elbow length glove;
- white dancing shoes;
- the hair needs to be tied up;
- a tiara crowns the look.
- white tie or gala uniform;
- black shoes;
- white gloves.
Please note, that Viennese waltz (natural turn) and basic skills of other ballroom dances are mandatory. Our choreographer will check your dancing skills during the first rehearsal in Shenzhen. If your dancing skills are insufficient, you will not be able to participate as a debutante.
If you want to be on the safe side, you can send us a video dancing the Viennese Waltz or come to us in Vienna or Moscow, where our choreographers will check your dancing skills in advance.
There are three rehearsals which are mandatory to attend:
- The first will take place on Sunday evening, 10th of June.
- The second will take place on Monday evening, 11th of June.
- The third rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, 12th of June, during the day.