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Dances, balls and Carnival celebrations in Bratislava

As a former coronation city, Bratislava is rightly proud of its rich history of balls. At one time dances and balls were attended only by the city’s rich, aristocratic families, and yet the heritage of these events has managed to remain strong to this day. The ball season traditionally kicks off with the Opera Ball, while another highlight of the season is the Bratislava Ball. Whoever desires to have fun can choose from a variety of Carnival celebrations. Below is a list of the best ballroom events you can look forward to in 2017.


ples-v-opere_program-2Date: January 7, 2017
Place: Old Slovak National Theater
Price: €500 for personally invited guests includes admission for two

The Opera Ball is one of the most significant charitable events in Slovakia and an important social event of the year. The 17th Annual Opera Ball draws attention to an area which in Slovakia is unknown to a great degree and inaccessible to many, although more acute. Through contributions by personalities in social, cultural and economic life, the objective behind the ball is to create an Early Intervention Center (EIC) in Trenčín Region. The event builds upon the previous year’s charitable mission and contributes toward achieving the goal for every self-governing region in Slovakia to have established its own EIC and for at least one EIC to be operating.

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6th Annual Ružinov Ball

15326418_1845489589029619_3526033407199527019_nDate: January 14, 2017
Place: Ružinov Cultural Center
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €40

The Ružinov Cultural Center is the venue for the sixth edition of the Ružinov Ball, which starts at 7:00 pm on January 14 and this year features a 1980s theme. Guests travel back in time to when the music scene was dominated by Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, Dara Rollins was singing with Karel Gott their hit “Zvonky štěstí” (Bells of Happiness), the most popular dessert was Russian ice cream and jeans were a fashion hit. There will be two dance floors, with music played by evening headliner Boney M Again.

Tickets can be purchased at the cashier’s desk in the Ružinov Cultural Center

2nd annul Hron Club represenative ball

15442264_1173145419400568_5520237082476538361_nDate: January 28, 2017
Place: Hron Club, Podunajské Biskupice, Bratislava
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €39

Experience the unique atmosphere of the second annual representative ball organized by the Hron Club, featuring fantastic music played by groups such as QUEENIE, the world Queen Tribute band from the Czech Republic; the OTTO KOLLMAN Band and SALCO. This splendid ball provides a musical experience alongside wonderful entertainment and a various program of events. The ticket price includes transportation within Bratislava, a welcome drink, dinner, smorgasbord and wine. So go ahead and reserve the best seats while there is still time!

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2017 Petržalka Masquerade Ball

pozvnka-maskarny-ples-2017-2_800_600Date: February, 3, 2017
Place: Hall of Mirrors, Culture House
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €35

The 17th annual Petržalka Masquerade Ball is being hosted by Roman Pomajbo and features music by HIT BAND, MODUS MEMORY, ĽUDOVÁ HUDBA EKONÓM, DANSEUP, DUO FÉNIX and DJ BRCHO

Tickets can be purchased at the cashier’s desk in the Cultural Center Hall of Mirrors.

8th Golfer’s Ball

15380750_1178956705475122_8939091233244127461_nDate: February 4, 2017
Place: Hotel Saffron, Bratislava
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €100

In 2009 the tradition of the Golfers’ Ball was established by JUTURN SLOVAKIA for those who play golf and for the general public, too. An invitation to the “white green” makes up for all the golf course greens covered by snow during the ball season, with the intention of asking all golfers with no opportunity to play to come instead with their friends and non-players to dance and enjoy summer golf revelry during Carnival.

The event aims to offer both the non-golfing public and golf enthusiasts a place to meet outside the golf course and enjoy a pleasant evening without golf clubs in a pleasant social atmosphere.

NEWS: The 2017 event features the 9th judging of the year’s best Slovak golfers and the 2016 GOLFER OF THE YEAR award, in cooperation with the Slovak Golf Association, to be held at the 8th Golfer’s Ball.


– Assessment of the 2016 golf season

– Ballroom dancing

– VIDIEK in concert

– Dance performances by DanseUp

– Music played by DJ Gogo

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15540985_10154857923779461_6189886325791198102_oDate: February 4, 2017
Place: Hotel Tatra
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €59/person

A fantastic program is expected at the second edition of the HOTEL TATRA Ball, with the music of SAMO TOMEČEK & LIVE BAND, dance performances by TOPCENTRUM, a FASHION SHOW presented by luxury boutique V & E Fashion featuring their collection of evening dresses, and singing performances not to be missed under the direction of DIVADLO NOVÁ SCÉNA (NEW SCENE THEATER). In addition to the evening’s excellent entertainment, there will also be for guests a welcome drink, grand three-course dinner, beverages and a midnight chocolate fountain buffet.

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15073434_715548421926613_8042340613302810066_nDate: February 4, 2017
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton, Bratislava
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €65

All “easterners”, meaning natives from Eastern Slovakia, and anyone else who enjoys this corner of the country are invited to the 19th Easterner Ball, organized under the auspices of the Patriot Easterner Club in Bratislava.

Tickets can be ordered online at ples@plesvychodniarov.sk or over the telephone at +421 903 797 300

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48th Záhorie Ball

img_0391Date: February 4, 2017
Place: Hotel Pressburg, Antolská 2, 84105 BRATISLAVA
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: €30

The 48th Záhorie Ball is again organized this year by the Spolok Záhorákov (Záhorie Society), with the evening traditionally accompanied by top Záhorie musical group The Zajaček Brothers feat. Singer Karol Malý. The guest of honor for the ball is Záhorie native Janka Kociánová.  Also performing will be the Leváranek Folklore Ensemble and Fjertúšek.

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2017 Dream Ball

16121510040186Date: February 11, 2017
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton, Bratislava
Time: 7:00 pm
Price:  €75/€85 per person

Again in 2017 all proceeds from the Dream Ball will go to make the dreams of severely ill children come true. The more people come, the more funds available and the more children happy. This year’s untraditional theme will be retro-socialism. Songs to be sung include The Internationale and Pi Pi Pi Pioneer, guests take the Pioneer Pledge of Honor, do a bit of Spartakiáda exercises and belt out period songs like Poupata (Flower Bud). There will also be a raffle for some rather remarkable retro prizes, as well as for bread and butter.

Dance to music played by DJ MIDO, who will be spinning all of your favorite songs.

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6th Traditional Bratislava Masquerade Ball

htf-projects-2Date: February 11, 2017
Place: Hotel Bratislava, Seberíniho 9, Bratislava
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: 49 €  per person

Hotel Bratislava presents the 6th Traditional Bratislava Masquerade Ball titled “One Thousand and One Nights”. This exuberant night of entertainment features performances by the Peter Bič Project, King Shaolin and belly dancers. Great fun and fantastic food are waiting for you
Tickets on sale at the reception desk in Hotel Bratislava; call +421 2 20 606 150 or e-mail hotelbratislava@hotelbratislava.sk for more information

Swinging Valentine´s day

valentin_titulka_na-fjb-pageDate: February 11, 2017
Place: V-klub (Véčko), Nám. SNP 12, BRATISLAVA
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: 13 € / 8 €

February 11 at V-Club is going to be for much more than lovers, with good spirits, a dance floor and a positive attitude as far as the eye can see. Live swing music performed by FATS JAZZ BAND under the direction of Ladislav Fančovič and a dance workshop by teachers from B-Swing dance school will take you for a moment back almost a hundred years.

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Valentine Ball at Hotel Barónka

53_plesy2017Date: February 11, 2017
Place: Hotel Barónka Convention Hall, Mudrochova 2, Bratislava
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: €39

Waiting for you at the Hotel Barónka (Baroness Hotel) is a menu of delicious food, a fine program featuring both dancing and singing, a fantastic classic tombola and unique entertainment to last until dawn. Don’t miss this magnificent event at the Hotel Barónka.

2017 Bratislava Ball

original-830x553Date: February 18, 2017
Place: Reduta
Time: 8:00 pm

Closing out the ball season is the Bratislava Ball at the Reduta in Bratislava’s Old City on February 18, 2017, starting at 8:00 pm. Guests will be entertained from three different stages, with both Slovak and foreign artists performing. Not to be missed is the long-time tradition of debuting young women and men from high society and the traditional midnight surprise.

The Bratislava Ball is also the occasion when the Július Satinský Prize – the Bratislava Blueberry – is awarded. In 2016 the prestigious Personality of the Year award went to actor Marián Labuda, while Illah van Oijen and Barbara Zavarská were honored with the Idea of the Year for establishing Bratislava’s Dobrý Trh (Good Market) and the concept of livening up the streets and courtyards of Bratislava’s old neighborhoods. This year’s winners will once again be announced during the ball.

This prestigious event also includes the announcement of the Honorary Board of the Bratislava Ball, composed of leading social, cultural and political personalities. In 2016, actress Zdena Studenková was named a member.

Book tickets either online at bratislavskybal@bkis.sk or at the headquarters of the Bratislava Cultural and Information Center (BKIS) at Židovská 1).

2nd Annual Ružinov Masquerade Ball

15253637_1845490342362877_5130982420879102122_nDate: February 25, 2017
Place: Ružinov Cultural Center
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: €35

Katie & Charlie (Katka Ivanková and Karol Csino) will be entertaining during the 2nd Annual Ružinov Masquerade Ball with their swing and cabaret show. Guests don’t have to come in costume, however all couples who dress in a costume receive a bottle of champagne as a gift. Dance all night until the break of dawn.

Tickets can be purchased at the cashier’s desk in the Ružinov Cultural Center

Hotel Barónaka masquerade ball

_ago0303Date: March 11, 2017
Place: Hotel Barónka Convention Hall, Mudrochova 2, Bratislava
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: €39

Waiting for you at the Hotel Barónka (Baroness Hotel) is a menu of delicious food, a fine program featuring both dancing and singing, a fantastic classic tombola and unique entertainment to last until dawn. Don’t miss this magnificent event at the Hotel Barónka.


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