Saturday, June 17th 2017 - Grand Hôtel Intercontinental de Paris

150th anniversary of the Blue Danube


Rock'n'roll & swing ballroom

A Viennese Ball is not entirely dedicated to waltz : a true Viennese ball is a feast for dance, with several rooms and atmospheres, so as to dance many dances in couple, whatever your level is.

The second room, as big as the Waltz and Tango Ballroom, is dedicated to rock'n'roll and latin dances and will open from midnight, just after the opening ceremony, till 5 am.

At 11.30 pm, first activity and first show ! The company of the "Rats de Cave" (Cellar Rats) will offer us an irresistible moment, on Swing and Be-Bop music.

The Rats de cave have performed on the stage for more than thirty years everywhere in France. They dance very vivid shows of Swing and Be-Bop, an energetic, merry and typically Parisian dance.

In the jazz cellars of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a cellar rat was the name given by the press to the Be-Bop dancers, in comparison with the Little Rats of the Opéra de Paris during the fifties. This is an expression dating back to those mythical Parisian times, which have encountered a great revival for the last ten years. Irresistible !

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At 2.00 am, professional dancers Franck and Emilie will make an exciting show of west coast swing dance, a fantastic and original modern dance.

Franck and Emilie are a couple of professors living in Paris, where they teach rock'n'roll, salsa and west coast swing dance. They are involved in many competitions in the United States where they've been awarded many times  for their performance in swing dance : Florida Dance Magic in West Palm Beach (2nd prize for Advanced All Star in 2015), Las Vegas City Swing (1st prize for improvisation, advanced level), Swing Dance America, Seattle Easter Swing or Miami Dance Magic (1st and 2nd prize in 2014).

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