Gala season is in full swing in Beijing. Since the beginning of March our capital has played host to several fabulous ballroom events, including the recent St. Patrick’s Day Irish Ball and AustCham’s rock-‘n’-roll themed ball. The pageantry, however, isn’t likely to abate anytime soon, as many more black tie occasions are scheduled in the coming weeks and months, including: the Kempinski Vienna Ball, the American Ball, and BSB’s Murder Mystery Ball.
With all the wining, dining, and dancing; one may feel a tad guilty not being able to spend that quality time with the kids. One ballroom concept, however, is looking to change just that, and in the process help redefine family fun in Beijing. Fundancia, organized by the International Diplomatic Network (iD Beijing) and the British School of Beijing, Sanlitun, is being touted as Beijing’s first ever family ball.
The event, held at the Kerry Hotel Grand Ballroom on April 16, will feature acrobatic performances by the Chaoyang Theatre; this includes stilt walkers, unicyclists, jugglers, balloon makers, face painters, and more. Most importantly, the proceeds of the event go toward finalizing a construction project in benefit of The Migrant Children’s Foundation.
Early bird tickets are currently on sale until March 25, costing RMB 900 (which is good for one adult and one child). After March 25, tickets will be RMB 1,000 (one adult and one child). Additional children or an accompanying ayi’s ticket are RMB 200 (each).
Included in the tickets are complimentary pre-ball cocktails (mocktails for kids), three course seated dinner for the adults, buffet dinner for kids, free flowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and more.
Tickets can be paid for in cash at the reception desk of The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun during school days between 9am and 3pm. The address is 5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road, Beijing （三里屯路西六街5号北京英国学校）For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
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