The Frankfurt Spring Ball
Since almost the very origins of the club, the annual Frankfurt Spring Ball has been the social pinnacle of the dancing year and a sink for a whole lot of organisational effort. Even so, every year we enjoy reuniting with old friends from Germany and abroad as well as welcoming new faces.
The first Frankfurt Spring Ball took place in May, 1968, according to our records nothing happened in 1969, and starting in 1970 there was a ball every year, so that we could celebrate the 40th ball in 2008. In 2017 the ball would have coincided with the RSCDS “Spring Fling” in Bonn, and we only held a scaled-down social dance for those who had stayed at home, so accordingly the 50th Spring Ball took place in 2019. In 2020 and 2021 there was no ball due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the 51st ball in 2022 we have taken up the torch again!
The Frankfurt Spring Ball has taken place in various locations in and around Frankfurt:
- Kurhaus Hanau-Wilhelmsbad (1968–1998)
- Stadthalle Hattersheim (1999–2006)
- Volkshaus Enkheim (2007–2014)
- Gemeindesaal St. Josef (St. Joseph Parish Hall) in Frankfurt-Bornheim (2015–2016)
- Gemeindesaal St. Sebastian (St. Sebastian Parish Hall) in Mühlheim-Dietesheim (seit 2018)
After many years of recordings, live music has been a feature of the Frankfurt ball since the early 2000s. Here are some notes on Frankfurt ball music.
An overview of Frankfurt ball programmes since the very beginning is available on a separate page.
A curious peculiarity of the Frankfurt Spring Ball is explained here.