Viennese Ball Gown Sale set for March 13 and 14February 28, 2012
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Viennese Ball Gown Sale will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 13 and 14 in the Ho-Chunk and Oneida rooms of Davies Center.
The sale, made possible by Marry-Go-Round Occasions of Strum, will feature a large selection of popular gown styles valued up to $600 but priced from $59 to $99.
The 38th Annual Viennese Ball will be held April 13-14 in Davies Center. Tickets are $40 for the public or $27.50 for students at the Service Center, 715-836-3727 or toll-free 800-949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders. There will be no online sales for this event.
An evening of dance and romance, the Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the elegance of 19th-century Austria. Modeled on Vienna's historic New Year's Eve Kaiser Ball, the event is presented in duplicate each evening, transforming Davies Center. The ball showcases the University Symphony Orchestra, performing waltzes from the Strauss Era; Jazz Ensemble I, performing music from America's Big Band Era; and student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians performing a variety of repertoire from polka to sing-along. Guests also may shop, have a photograph taken and enjoy a variety of Austrian and American cuisine. Created in 1974, the event has provided more than $1 million in music, service and international study awards for UW-Eau Claire students.
The Annual Viennese Ball is presented by the University Centers in cooperation with the music and theatre arts department and the Center for International Education. The 2012 Viennese Ball will be the last to take place in the original Davies Center; the 39th Annual Viennese Ball will be presented in the new W.R. Davies Student Center that is under construction.