Event and Venue Info

Image: Performance by the Academy of Danse Libre.

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The 44th Annual Stanford Viennese Ball will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054) in the Mission City Ballroom!

Venue Map

Parking and Shuttle Service

Please see the Parking and Shuttles page for details.

Check-in Process

Those who take the shuttles will be checked in and receive wristbands before boarding the shuttle. They will be able to show their wristbands in the wristband lane and bypass check-in at the venue. Everyone without a wristband should proceed through the standard check-in lane, where staff will scan your ticket QR code and match it to your ID. If you have not pre-uploaded your vaccination information, you will be directed to join the secondary screening lane where you can show your vaccine card, PCR test, or take a Rapid test. We do not provide tests. Rapid tests must be taken in front of check-in staff due to venue regulations. 


Due to the timing of the event, we are offering meals, snacks, and drinks for purchase from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. 

Evening Schedule

Doors open at 4:45pm. Please arrive at the hotel by 5:45pm to provide sufficient time for ticket registration, coat check, and seating for the Opening Ceremony, which begins promptly at 6:30pm. The Ceremony includes performances by the Opening Committee and Cardinal Ballet Company.

Please note that the Stanford Viennese Ball is not liable for any lost or stolen items at the Ball. 

Notable Events in the Waltz Room

This room will feature live music from the Saratoga Symphony from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and set music curated by Jocelyn Chen and Dilara Soylu from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

  • 7:00 PM: First Waltz
  • 7:30 PM: Tokyo Polka, followed by a performance by the Academy of Danse Libre
  • 9:00 PM: Cross-Step Waltz Mixer, followed by the Cross-Step Waltz Contest
  • 9:45 PM: Bohemian National Polka
  • 10:15 PM: Romany Polka, followed by the Rotary Waltz Contest 
  • 11:15 PM: Accelerating Waltz, followed by the Birthday Jam
  • 11:55 PM: Last Waltz

Notable Events in the Swing Room

This room will feature set music curated by Elise Robinson from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and live music from the Silver Bell Jazz Band (a subset of the Hot Baked Goods) from 9:00 PM to midnight.

  • 7:00 PM: First Swing 
  • 8:00 PM: Shim Sham, followed by a performance by Swingtime
  • 8:30 PM: Swing Contest
  • 10:00 PM: Tranky Doo
  • 11:00 PM: Birthday Jam
  • 11:45 PM: Last Swing, followed by Mama’s Stew 

Notable Events in the Contemporary Room

This room will play set music curated by Lillian Zhu. View the set list here.

  • 7:00 PM: First West Coast Swing 
  • 9:30 PM: A performance by Jam Pac’d 
  • 10:45 PM: A performance by Los Salseros de Stanford
  • 11:45 PM: Final Fusion


The Viennese Ball is proud to be organized by student volunteers. This year, in lieu of discounted admission for volunteering, we are proud to be able to offer condition-free financial aid to all students who require it.