Sommernachtsball 2011

*Photo courtesy of Photopress / Photographer

Last Saturday Claudio and I spent the evening dancing at a summer night’s ball, while Alex stayed home with Grandma and Grandpa. The ball was sponsored by the grocery store Migros – hence the big tacky sign in the background of our picture – and took place in Zurich’s train main station. A wooden floor was laid out and three large chandeliers dangled from the ceiling, transforming the station into a ballroom. It was beautiful!

Two orchestras played (The Big Band Orchestra and The Vienna Ball Orchestra). In between songs from the orchestras, there were songs from impressionists singing Whitney Houston, The Village People, and Phil Collins. Every hour on the hour a professional dance team came out to perform a show, which included salsa, waltz, and hip hop routines.

We had a great time, despite a certain somebody not being able to find the rhythm of the music. πŸ˜‰ And in case you were wondering, we didn’t do any practice courses beforehand, instead we found a few tutorials on youtube and improvised. It was great fun!

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4 thoughts on “Sommernachtsball 2011

  1. Katja

    Wow, I didn’t know you are dancers (especially I’m surprised about Claudio πŸ˜‰ ). Sounds like great fun! HP and me should restart dancing as we both love it.
    Great pictures, beautiful!

    1. Thanks Katja! I love to dance. I’ve been dancing since I was just a little girl, but not ballroom style (instead ballet, tap and jazz). Claudio is a good sport. He tries his best to dance and that’s good enough for me! πŸ˜‰

  2. Patty McHugh

    Thanks for sharing this, Steph!! Looks like it was a nice set up! Sounds like you two had a lot of fun!! I hope Alex was good for Claudio’s parents. Glad the two of you got a chance to do something, by yourselves! Love you three, more than words can say!!
    Love always,

    1. Thanks Mom! Yes, we had a great time. We don’t get too many chances to do something just by ourselves, but when we do it’s really nice. Love you!

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