Black & White Ball

Though we usually invite you for an evening of elegance every year, this year we’re inviting you to join us for some exciting new content with the Black & White Ball! Join us throughout the weekend for a mix of educational and entertaining content, as well as two evenings filled with danceable playlists full of songs you know and love!

Have questions about the Black & White Ball? Want to know more?

Check out our FAQ here!

Have any song suggestions for the virtual Decompression Dance Party or Black & White Ball? Want to know if you can dance to a certain song?

Email us at bwball@fanime.com!

Black and White Ball Schedule

Friday

Starting and Practicing Dance at Home
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Black & White Ball staff offer tips and tricks to start and continue your dancing practice in the comfort of your own home.

Saturday

History of the Black & White Ball
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A look back at the history of the FanimeCon Black & White Ball, as well as a look to the future.

Why Formal Dances?
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Black & White Ball staff discuss why formal dances at anime conventions are important.

Q&A with the Black & White Ball
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Have a question for the Black & White Ball staff? Ask us here! You can also email us questions ahead of time at bwball@fanime.com.

Formal Eye for the Ball
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want some tips on how to get dressed up or style your formal wear for the Black & White Ball or other formal dances? We’ve got you covered!

Backstage with the Black & White Ball
4:00 – 5:30 pm

You may know a lot about the Black & White Ball, but you probably haven’t heard these tales! Join in on the fun as the Black & White Ball staff share some hilarious stories!

Virtual Decompression Dance Party
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a Virtual Decompression Dance party! Tune in to a playlist curated by the Black & White Ball staff, watch some demonstrations from previous years, and have some fun chatting with everyone! You can also submit song suggestions ahead of time at bwball@fanime.com.

Games with the Black & White Ball
9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Join the Black & White Ball staff for some fun and games!

Sunday

History of Dances
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A look at the history of some of the dances we teach at the Black & White Ball.

Dancers Judging Dance Anime
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Remember that one dancing scene from that one anime? Join the Black & White Ball staff as they comment, critique, and just generally have a good time talking about dance in anime!

Accessibility and Inclusivity in Ballroom Dancing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A discussion on the various experiences of Black & White Ball staffers, dancers, and non-dancers alike about the importance of accessibility and inclusivity in the dance world, especially within conventions.

Q&A with the Black & White Ball
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Have a question for the Black & White Ball staff? Ask us here! You can also email us questions ahead of time at bwball@fanime.com.

Can You Dance to this Song?
4:30 – 5:30 pm

Have a song you’re just dying to hear at the Black & White Ball, but not sure if it’s danceable? Not sure what kinds of songs go with which dances? We’ve got you covered! Join in on the discussion and find out how you can make your own danceable playlist! You can also submit songs ahead of time at bwball@fanime.com.

Virtual Black & White Ball
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a virtual Black & White Ball! Put on your (virtual) dancing shoes and listen to our 2021 playlist, watch some Black & White Ball demonstrations from previous years, and have some fun chatting with everyone! You can submit song suggestions ahead of time at bwball@fanime.com.

Games with the Black & White Ball
9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Join the Black & White Ball staff for some fun and games!