The traditional Student Ball took place at Sevastopol State University
The IX Student Ball, dedicated to the Day of Russian Students, took place at Sevastopol State University. Students and teachers took part in it.
The ball amazed me with its scale and beauty. This evening was an excellent opportunity for all participants to feel like part of a large and friendly family. Congratulations to all students on this special day, when we celebrate your hard work, desire for knowledge and desire to achieve heights in your studies,” commented Deputy Governor of Sevastopol Igor Mikheev.
Giving a ball on Student’s Day at Sevastopol State University has already become a tradition — this is the ninth ball within the walls of the university.
For Northern State University, since its creation in 2014 as a united university, the Student Ball on St. Tatiana’s Day has been a tradition for many years. Of course, this is not our invention. For Russia, ballroom culture, at least since Peter’s assemblies, has become a cultural tradition, and it has certainly always been in Sevastopol, including in Sevastopol Holland. The Naval Cadet Corps once also hosted balls: there were even special halls for this. We held balls several times on the site of our Sevastopol Holland– noted the rector of Sevastopol State University Vladimir Nechaev.
36 couples took part in the dances, that’s more than 70 people. Polonaise, padegras and triplet gallop, Scottish and Spanish waltzes, official branle and Viennese quadrille — an approximate list of dances for the ball. Rehearsals went on for several months; for the students this was obviously an important event in their student life.
This is my first ball in general. The atmosphere is of course amazing! It’s like being transported to another time. There are so many emotions — we trained for a long time, and now that the ball has taken place, it is an incredible surge of energy. All the guys are great! And I want to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to organizing this incredible ball– shared one of the event participants.
Traditionally, the ball on Tatiana’s Day marks the end of the winter session and the beginning of the holidays.
Photos and materials: press service of the government of Sevastopol.