AAU Grand Ball. A Night to Remember

It was a night like those often described in fairytales, spectacular and vivid. After three years of waiting, the university finally hosted one of the biggest events organized in the university’s twenty-five year history.

Five months of the event’s planning and preparing paid off. Over three-hundred students and faculty members all clad in the finest tuxedos and intricately made dresses danced the night away at the National House of Vinohrady (Národní dům na Vinohradech) on Náměstí Míru.

Cheers! Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov

The Ball was held in the Mayakovsky Hall of the National House of Vinohrady located on the top floor, the largest hall in the building. Throughout the night guests were treated to a waiting service and Czech Republic’s well-known Bohemia Sekt which was nearly sold out since the bottles were being purchased almost every minute.

After a climb up the luxuriously designed stairs covered with red carpets and guarded by marble railings, visitors are met by two bar tables resting on each end of the two flights of stairs and then the three grand doors leading to the ballroom.

AAU Student Council at the Grand Ball. Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov
AAU Student Council at the Grand Ball. Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov
Members of the faculty with their friends. Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov
Members of the faculty with their friends. Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov

The hall itself was decorated with crystal chandeliers, ornate tables and chairs for the guests who lined on the back of the hall. Polished marble and wooden floors were lit up with ambient yellow lights. In the front there was a stage where musicians played all night long to entertain the flamboyant crowd.

Guests were also allowed to view the entire room from the mezzanine balconies which lined along the grand entrance and the back wall of the Mayakovsky Hall.

“I never expected the event to turn out so wonderfully,” said AAU business major Andrija Asanovic. “Everyone was dressed well and the band and two singers from our university who performed all night did great”.

The formalities kicked off at 8pm and continued till 12.30am, after which everyone was re-located to Radost FX in I.P. Pavlova for the after-party.

AAU students Waltzing the night away. Photo by Dmitrii Shelenyov

By Raevenn Breen (Member of AAU Student Council)

Raevenn is a senior contributor to the Lennon Wall and an aspiring investigative journalist. He has worked in the field of journalism for over three years and was a photojournalist for one of two national newspapers in the Fiji Islands that has a readership of 400 000+.