Are you interested in being debutantes and escorts at the next ball?

Would you like to be Debutante or a Debutante’s Escort at the Viennese Ball of Montreal?

If you are between 16 and 25 years of age and like to experience a truly glamorous evening in grand style, we look forward to receiving your application. Places are limited to 16 couples. You may sign up as a couple or on your own, in which case we will find a suitable dance partner for you.

In keeping with our charming tradition, the debutantes and their partners will perform a choreographed Viennese Waltz as the highlight of the ball night on November 21, 2015. Not to worry if you cannot dance yet: in preparation for the big event you will receive comprehensive dance training from an accomplished instructor once a week for three months at no extra cost to you. Practice starts in September and runs right up to the day of the Ball, and you will have to commit to attending all sessions.

Your ball ticket and gala dinner are sponsored by the Austrian Society of Montreal, so that the only cost to you will be for renting your Ball gown and crown ($175) or your Tailcoats, pants and shoes ($175).

So, come and join us for an unforgettable evening of dance and merriment for a good cause, as all the proceeds of the Ball will support Youth Initiatives and Charities.

Just fill out the form below and send it back to us.

For more information, please contact: Birgit Erdan, 514-426-5272

  • Becoming a debutante was a dream come true and an experience that I will cherish for a long time. Participating in such an elegant and traditional event brought me so much joy. Our dance instructor, Carole, was highly competent, gracious and most of all, patient. In addition, the debutantes and the escorts were all lovely and have become my friends. The dresses made us girls feel like true princesses. And the Ball itself transported us back to the Victorian era, except of course for the great contemporary covers sung at the end of the night. Thank you so much for this lovely experience!

    Paula F. Debutante in 2016
  • Le Bal viennois est une des plus belles expériences que j’ai vécues avec des personnes formidables. C’était un conte de fées d’un jour. Le processus est fantastique, les pratiques de danses, les essayages de robe pour les filles et les smokings pour les garçons. C’est des souvenirs que chacun chérira a jamais, tout le monde mérite de vivre cette expérience sans hésitation.

    Yvette V. Debutante in 2016
  • For me, the Austrian Ball was a great adventure! From learning different dancing styles to laughing our way through trying to get all the steps right, the Austrian or rather Viennese Ball is a must do for any adolescent or young adult who seeks to have a Ball! The learning is first class, and preparing for such a majestic event with your new friends is a real treat to make your heart palpitate. It’s a truly unique experience in these times.

    Nicky S. Escort in 2012
  • The Viennese Ball of Montreal was a beautiful life experience. I got to enjoy the beauty and discipline behind ballroom dancing and it will forever stay one of my favourite dancing experiences. It also made me travel in time… I truly wish there were more such Balls in the 21st century!

    Michelle R. Debutante in 2007
  • After seeing my older sister perform as a debutante and the fun she had learning to waltz and meet new friends, I decided to give being an escort a shot when I turned 16. I had so much fun that year that I volunteered to be an escort 2 more times in the following years and even joined the Ball Committee to help behind the scenes. I am now 36 and have been involved with the Viennese Ball of Montreal for the last 20 years. I've met some incredible people and have had many fun times along the way. I look forward to ending the night at the “Heurigen” with beer and goulash in hand many more times!

    Karl P. Escort in 1997, 2003, 2004
  • I had the pleasure of being a debutante at the Viennese Ball of Montreal. Not only did I meet some amazing people but also they became very close friends of mine. It was an experience to remember and I would definitely recommend it to others!

    Daphne P. Debutante in 2006
  • The Viennese Ball of Montreal turned out to be one of the most memorable events I have ever experienced. I enjoyed it all very much from the beginning (from the Monday evening practices) until even after the event. It is something that I will always remember with so much fondness for the rest of my life.

    Rara A. Debutante in 2012
  • Being a debutante at the Viennese Ball wasn't only about waltzing in front of an audience. We also got free dance lessons with the ever joyful Carol Brown, a professional dance instructor, and we were able to experience something precious of the past.

    Antonina S. Debutante in 2011

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Please note: Debutantes and escorts have to be 16 or older on the day of the Viennese Ball of Montreal.

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