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Formal Ball

Tekko Formal Ball Event

Tekko welcomes you to its third annual formal ball, hosted by our guest Trickssi (she/her) and the Tekko Formal Dance Team! This year’s event will feature all-day lessons on Friday prior to the event. Before you put on your dancin’ shoes, please read the rules, dress code, and etiquette information at Tekko | Formal Ball . Direct dress code questions to [email protected] and accommodation coordination to [email protected] (cc [email protected]). The ball will be held on Friday, 7/22 from 9-11 pm in the 4th floor Formal Ball Room.

Time: 9-11pm

Event Room Location: 408-410

Host

Trickssi (she/her) is a cosplayer, formal dance coordinator, and founder of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network (CSSN). She’s honored to be back as your host, dance teacher, and DJ for Tekko’s formal ball! A certified victim advocate from OH, Trickssi’s passions include creating inclusive support for marginalized populations and revolutionizing the way social partner dance shapes our anime convention community. Check out www.trickssi.com for dance resources and ways to support her work. For information about the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network and to see how you can help, please visit www.cosplayer-ssn.org .

This year, Trickssi will be joined by the Tekko Formal Dance team in making our event the best one yet.

Social Media: trickssi.com

Lesson Schedule

Friday, July 22nd

Noon to 12:45 pm Lesson: Tango / Foxtrot*

1 pm to 1:45 pm Lesson: Waltz / Rumba

2 pm to 2:45 pm Lesson: Hustle / Cha Cha*

3 pm to 3:45 pm Lesson: Salsa / Merengue*

4 pm to 4:45 pm Lesson: Swing

5 pm to 5:45 pm Lesson: Tokyo Polka & Other Line Dances

6 pm to 6:45 pm Lesson: Waltz / Rumba

7 pm to 7:45 pm Open Practice - All Styles

During this time, our dance floor is open for you to practice any social partner dance or line dance.

9 pm to 11 pm Formal Dance Event

Saturday, July 23rd

11 am to 11:45 am Accessible Lessons - All Welcome

This time frame is reserved for individual and small group instruction for anyone who needs additional time or a different setting to learn. This can include, but is not limited to, people with physical, visual, or audio limitations; disabilities; or people who are anxious to learn in a full group class setting. Styles taught will reflect attending students' interests.

Noon to 12:45 pm Lesson: Swing

1 pm to 1:45 pm Lesson: Merengue / Salsa / Bachata

2 pm to 2:45 pm Lesson: Tango / Waltz

3 pm to 3:45 pm Open Practice - All Styles

During this time, our dance floor is open for you to practice any social partner dance or line dance.