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2016 Quadrille Ball

January is Quadrille month, which means that it’s full of last-minute practices, dress rehearsals and after parties to ensure that the dancers are ready for their performance. (Not sure what Quadrille is? Click here!)

Then at the end of January the main event happens: the Quadrille Ball. I look forward to it every year as a chance for my friends and me to get dressed up in our white tie finest and have some fun!

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

I was on the Junior Committee again this year, one of the groups behind the Ball’s success (or should I say the group behind the Ball’s success?!).

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Once again I was the dance instructor, and taught all of these beautiful and handsome dancers the performance routine.

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

As usual, the evening begins with a cocktail reception (and a chance to get a preview of the evening’s fashion choices)!

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Then after some champagne and canapés, it’s time to enter the ballroom, while being curtseyed and bowed to along the way by the dancers.

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

After dinner, the ceremonies begin.

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

And the dancers take the floor to perform the 18th-century dance that they’ve been practicing since November.

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

They looked absolutely beautiful! I was so proud of them!

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

Once the more serious formalities are over, it’s time to party!

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Windau Photography

Quadrille Ball - New York City - Wanderlust in the City

Photo by Barry Williams/Annie Watt

We danced the night away, and had a fabulous time.

To find out more about the Quadrille Ball, click here.

And to get a peak at what happens behind the scenes, click here.

Until next year…

~A

P.S. My dress is Marchesa Notte and my hair was done by Drybar.

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