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Get ready for the Gala Ball

Gala Ball atmosphere by Gerald Hartwig

On Thursday 9 June, 19.30 - midnight.

A traditional Austrian Ball - with an Ecsite twist! Expect swinging bands and a classic orchestra, sparkling wine and Wiener Würstel - but also science fashion and the famous Ecsite Jazz Band.

What to wear

If you like dressing up, this is your time.
The impressive setting of the Stefaniensaal, one of the world’s best concert halls, calls for something special. Contribute your own touch of glamour to the event's magical atmosphere!
Traditionally, women wear long dresses and men fracks. Of course variations like short dresses or other types of suits are acceptable.

Stuck? You'll be able to rent an evening dress or suit for 20 euros at the Business Bistro on Thursday morning.

A glimpse of the programme

The dance floor will open with a formal polonaise and close with a final quadrille - in between you'll be moving to the sound of three orchestras playing romantic Strauss waltzes, but also tango or foxtrot.
Those who prefer a quieter atmosphere will sit back and relax in one of the saloons.
Typical Austrian Ball food will be on offer at several buffet points for two hours: no need to rush, you can work up an appetite on the dance floor first.

Everyone will be getting together for the joint Ecsite and Hands on! awards ceremony around 23.00.

Need to practice your waltz steps? A dance master will be giving lessons at the Business Bistro on Thursday 9 June during lunch (13.15 – 14.30) and in the afternoon coffee break (15.45 – 16.30).

Entrance is included in the full three-day registration fee.
Separate tickets can be purchased via the online registration form.


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