Ball opening ceremonies

Viennese Ball Culture and tradition

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The preservation and promotion of traditional Viennese ball culture is particularly important. Create an unforgettable event together with me.


I was responsible for the rehearsals and direction of many traditional Viennese ball opening ceremonies both in Vienna and abroad. Through my even mostly own choreographies, I was able to contribute a lot to the preservation of this special tradition in Austria and around the world with many (sometimes very large!) committees. Beside the Viennese Opera Ball, Ball of the Vienna Philharmonic, Jägerball, Ball of the Wiener Kaffeesieder, Juristenball, Fête Impériale, Ball of the Vienna Boys' Choir, Wiener Pirsch, Ball of the WU, Pharmacieball, etc ..., various balls abroad (eg in Romania, Karlsbad, Kaiserball in Munich), and many more... I toured with André Rieu as part of the World Stadium Tour through several continents and was from 2009-2015 responsible for the opening choreography of the 100 debutant couples at the Life Ball at the Town Hall Square.

It is very important for me, to bring the "Viennese Ball Tradition" to be included again in the national list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO.

What you expect:

Classic vs. modern

Whether classic Viennese ball opening or in combination with modern elements - every opening will be tailored to your ball.

Contact with many famous Viennese ball-orchestra

My musical training and many years of activity at the big balls in Vienna helps to ensure a smooth flow of musical accompaniment during the opening and your ball.

Additional Services

  • Quadrille français
  • individual appointments for rehearsal
  • Helping to organize your ball (together with my wife, Gabriele Schweighofer-Truschner)
  • You have a special music request? With timely planning, my contact persons of the large orchestra (with the appropriate fee) create a musical arrangement for your ball orchestra.

63. Wiener Opernball
February 28th, 2019
Video ©2019 ORF

Classic and Modern at the Life Ball 2014
Indian Holi at the town hall square
Video ©2014 Dominik Truschner

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