|This article does not cite any references or sources. (July 2013)|
A ball is a formal dance.
Attenders wear evening attire, which is specified on the invitation as black tie or white tie (the most formal). Social dance forms a large part of the evening; actual ballroom dancing may or may not occur.
The word "ball" derives from the Latin word ballare, meaning "to dance"; the Latin word also developed into bailar, the Spanish and Portuguese verbs for "to dance". Catalan uses the same word, ball, for the dance event.
Types of ball
- Cotillion ball
- Charity ball
- Commemoration ball
- Hunt ball
- Masquerade ball
- May Ball
- Dance (event)#School dances
- Wallace, Carol McD., et al. (1986). Dance: a very social history. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9780870994869.
|This dance-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|