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Formal Viennese Waltz Ball and Dessert Only Event (2)

All, the National Society of Arts and Letters is having their 5th Annual formal Viennese waltz ball at the Beautiful Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. This event is without the banquet.  

Come join the rest of the non-dining guests in the spectacular sprung wood floor ballroom where you can see the carvings, art and opulent decor of this famous mansion room. Herbert and Carol Traxler will lead the guests in the Grand March within this decorated room under the crystal chandeliers. 

I am the host that night and will introduce the Austrian Ambassador or his representative for remarks and they will announce the famous expression "Let the dance begin!!" Midway through the evening we will pause and listen to NSAL award winners performances. 

The dance evening will continue until about 11:30 PM. Also, there are rooms in the upper floors of the Cosmos Club you can reserve to more fully enjoy the evening without concern for a return trip home that night.

Attire is formal tuxedo for men (long tail formal if you have it or even white tie) and evening gowns for women.  

I can reserve a table for 10 at the banquet for our group and put us near the head table.  

For dancing, please know that there are married couples who attend and some husbands or wives do not dance.  So their partner is available to be asked.  I would be happy to make introductions.  This is my 5th year for this formal event.

No date is required but it is always nice having someone there with you.  Eh?

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  • Peggy P.

    John, transportation. Can the Cosmos Club be reached by metro? I'm a little nervous about driving through DC to the club.

    August 15, 2013

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