Become part of a distinctive New York based international network while promoting transatlantic relations. The Quadrille, a fundraiser for student exchange between the U.S. and Germany, is inviting young professionals to be part of the Quadrille Ball 2017. Every year, young volunteers from diverse professional and national backgrounds between the ages of 21 and 30 perform the Quadrille, a square dance of French origin from the early 19th century, at this German-American Ball. Prospective dancers for the upcoming season will be invited to a special reception on the evening of October 17, 2016 in Manhattan. The 57th Quadrille Ball will take place on January 28, 2017.
Since 1961, the Quadrille and its umbrella organization the Germanistic Society of American have awarded scholarships to approximately 600 outstanding American and German students. Through their commitment to learn and perform the dance, the Quadrille dancers not only contribute to the charitable cause, they also join a very international and close-nit network of current and former Quadrille dancers and have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships. Volunteers do not need any previous dance skills. For more information on the Quadrille, videos and pictures, please go to www.quadrilleball.org . For detailed information on dancing the Quadrille and to register, please go to http://quadrilleball.org/