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Sevastopol held the world’s first online ball

Posted 17.04.2020

On April 15 the Sevastopol Officers’ Ball team carried out the world’s first online ball. The event dedicated to The VII Grand Sevastopol Charity Officers’ Ball “Victory!”united 30 couples, both military and civilian, from different cities of Russia. Couples from Mexico and Switzerland also took part in the ball. Thousands of people from all over the world became spectators of the live streaming.

 

The online ball was aimed at teaming up people during the lockdown by way of culture, dance and art. We tried to fill each other with creative energy and cheer up in the times of hardships. Officers’ and civilian couples from Russia (Sevastopol, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa and other cities) along with foreign countries such as Mexico and Switzerland joined the online ball. The participants dressed up and performed a polonaise, waltzes, quadrilles and polkas staying at their homes. The acting governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev greeted the participants when joined the live streaming.

 

An entire team of Crimean technical specialists worked to make the online ball come true. Webcasting methods familiar to the whole world are not available in Crimea due to sanctions but the organizers used a home-grown technology that worked on a high level. 

 

The online ball gave start to the programme “The Sevastopol Online Ball” consisted of several stages. On April 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. everyone willing  joined the livestream dance workshops of the ball choreographers in the ball social media (vkontakte, facebook, instagram).

  

The contest based on the workshops gives the opportunity to win an invitation to The VII Grand Sevastopol Charity Officers’ Ball. What you need to do is watch the workshops, make a video of one or more dances from the Sevastopol Ball programme, post it in your profile in social media with hashtags #SevstopolBallOnline and #StayHomeBall.

 

The organizers thank our technical partners: LVstream, programme Trueconf, art-café Snezhinka for the streaming venue.

Announcement of the Online Ball

Posted 10.04.2020

Dear friends!

 

This year is rich in unpleasant surprises, but we would like to provide you with pleasant ones! In this difficult time, it is very important for us to stick together and perceive all difficulties as tasks that we will definitely cope with, it cannot be otherwise!

 

We missed you, our dear participants. And if we cannot yet meet at the rehearsals and come to the Ball, then the Ball must come to visit everyone! We launched a unique programme “Sevastopol Online Ball” aimed at teaming up people during the lockdown by way of culture, dance and art. We tried to fill each other with creative energy and cheer up in the times of hardships.

 

The programme consists of several parts:

 

 

ONLINE BALL

 

The start of the programme is marked by a true Online Ball on April 15, 2020 at 8 p.m. Officers’ and civilian couples, the participants of the annual Sevastopol Officers’ Ball,  from Russia (Sevastopol, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad  and other cities) and foreign countries such as Mexico, Switzerland, France will take part in the event. 

 

At the same time the  participants will dress up and performe a polonaise, waltzes, quadrilles and polkas staying at their homes.

 

You can watch the event live at www.sevbal.ru, on YouTube and in the Ball official social media ВКонтакте and Facebook. 

 

ONLINE BALLROOM WORKSHOPS

 

Everyone willing can participate in the contest of the Sevastopol Online Ball.

 

Terms of the contest:

  • Have a partner
  • Attend online workshops at 8 p/m/ on April 16 and 17. The videos can be found in the ball social media.
  • Learn 1-3 dances: waltz, Moscow quadrille, polka
  • Prepare your outfit. For ladies — evening dress, shoes: for gentlemen — suit, dress uniform or trousers and a shirt, classic shoes
  • Have enough space for dancing
  • Download the music for the dances >>
  • Make a horizontal video of you dancing in the evening outfit
  • Post the video in your profiles on social media with hashtags

#SevstopolBallOnline and #StayHomeBall.

 

The characters of the three best videos, who received the most likes and fulfilled all the contest conditions,  will be invited to the VII Grand Sevastopol Officers’ Ball!

 

See you soon online!