Gala is by invitation only. Thank you for your RSVP. Printed invitation will be sent to you by post,
please present this invitation for admission of two.
Gala is one of the social events, where attention to dress code is required. Black Tie Optional was chosen for this Ball.
In the event of attending a ball where there is no dress code in the form of dinner jackets or tails, it is appropriate to wear a dark suit made of a lighter fabric. The most appropriate colour is black, other dark shades may be anthracite, graphite or navy blue. A subtle pattern is acceptable for the darker shades. The ideal colour for the shirt is bright white. A sober coloured shirt is acceptable and may help to complement your partner’s attire. A black coloured shirt is inappropriate. The best shirt is one with a wing collar (it suits most face shapes and attracts attention). However, it is almost impossible to get.
For such an occasion as this ball presents, ladies may wear a ball gown, that is a beautiful dress that comes below the ankles. However, today when a lady presents herself at a ball in a short dress, nobody objects. However, should the partner wear a dinner jacket, the lady may dress in a suitable dress of any length, such as a long dress, a long skirt with a top or she may opt for a short cocktail dress. The material and cut of the dress should be above all appropriate to her age, shape and the festive character of the event in question.
Should the man wear a black or dark suit, the lady should wear a long dress or a long skirt with a top. She may also wear a skirt slightly shorter but the material and cut should stay very formal. The dress may be shiny, sequinned and striking. If the woman wears a sleeveless dress or a dress with a low neckline, she should also don a thin silk or chiffon scarf.
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When two couples are introduced, the lady of higher social importance offers a handshake first to the lady
of lesser social
importance and then to her partner. The hand squeeze should be brief and firm. When kissing
hands, the man’s lips do
not touch the woman’s skin.
When joining guests at the table, we introduce ourselves to others already seated. The guests should stand up.
The lady sits on the man’s right hand side. The conversation at the table should maintain a good mood among the guests.
The conversation should flow naturally. Everybody should listen attentively and steer clear of topics that are
to the others. We do not talk about illnesses, intimate matters, disasters or politics.
The Waltz is the king of the ball and every guest should be familiar with it.
Dancing may commence only after
it has officially been announced. The man is the first to invite the lady to dance
and if she accepts, he may lead
her to the dance floor. After the dance is finished, he will then escort her back to her
seat and thank her for the dance.
At a social gathering the lady is superior to the man. The man’s task is to protect her and do everything to
make her feel comfortable. For example, a lady should never top up her drink herself or even ask her partner to do it for her.
Smoking is permitted only when it is explicitly allowed, usually in a designated area.
Nevertheless, you must not
bother others with your smoking.
A gentleman must never lose control of himself as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One must leave the ball
same state as one came – that is with grace, dignity and perfectly presented.