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Formal Ball

Tekko Formal Ball Event

Tekko welcomes you to its fourth 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 and accommodation coordination to (cc ). The ball will be held on Friday, 7/21/23 from 9-11 pm in the 4th floor Formal Ball Room.

PLEASE NOTE: This year, masks are MANDATORY in the Formal Ball Room. You must wear a face mask at all times while in the room. The mask must fit snugly from over your nose to below your chin. No bandannas, gaiters, or exhalation valves. If you are wearing a helmet, partial mask, or fursuit head, you must wear an additional medical face mask underneath. A small number of masks will be provided at the door. N-95 or equivalent masks are highly recommended. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Time: 9-11pm

Event Room Location: 408-410


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 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 .

Trickssi will be joined by the Tekko Formal Dance team. Ask us to dance!

Lesson Schedule

Friday, July 21st

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*

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

6 pm to 6:45 pm………...Lesson: Swing

7 pm to 7:45 pm………...Lesson: Waltz / Tango

9 pm to 11 pm…………...Formal Dance Event

This year, there will be no Formal Dance events on Saturday, July 22nd or Sunday, July 23rd.