The National Society of Arts and Letters

Viennese Ball

Save The Date    

 For Our Sixth Annual Viennese Ball

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Saturday, November 8, 2014


The Cosmos Club

“It was like a night in Vienna”

as we celebrated our

Fifth Annual Ball


Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Cosmos Club

Washington DC

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Under the gracious patronage of

His Excellency the Ambassador of Austria

Dr. Hans Peter Manz

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The event featured

Seated Dinner ● Grande Marche  ● Viennese Dessert Buffet ● Fledermaus Quadrille

Waltzing to the music of con brio! Salon Ensemble


Kafe Leopold Desserts Courtesy of Anthony Lanier

2013 Viennese Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr.

To receive a 2014 invitation please call 571-332-3265

or contact John at:

John Curd

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Shall We Dance?

NSAL offered a series of lessons in preparation for the ball under the tutelage of Viennese Waltz dance instructors Herbert and Carol Traxler,

holders of the Republic of Austria’s Decoration of Merit for their outstanding teaching of the Viennese waltz and customs.

A special thank you to Paolo Galli for photographing our 2013 event

and all of the photos below.

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NSAL Chapter President Katherine Kyle, Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr., and Waltz Lessons Chair Laura Ivey.

The night began with a Champagne Reception!

Candlelit Ball Dinner

Elegant gowns twirled to the waltzes of Johann Strauss.

Austrian Chef Wilhelm Jonach delighted our guests as he announced Allese Waltzer!

con brio! Salon Orchestra

Lovely performances by dancer Lara Friedman,

soprano Esther Ullberg with her piano accompanist Michael Lodico,

and classical guitarist Joseph Lehning.

NSAL Chapter President Katherine Kyle Waltzes with Viennese Ball Chair John D. Curd, Jr.


To take a look back at our 2012 Viennese Ball

please click on!

2012 Viennese Ball

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Our 2011 Ball was Skipped Due to

Ongoing Renovations at The Cosmos Club

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For our 2010 Viennese Ball

please click on!

2010 Viennese Ball

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And, for our 2009 Viennese Ball

please click on!

2009 Viennese Ball

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