A taxi dancer is a paid dance partner for a glamorous ball or dance event. Taxi dancers are hired to dance with their customers on a dance-by-dance basis. The term “taxi dancer” comes from the fact that, as with a taxi-cab driver, the dancer’s pay is proportional to the time he or she spends dancing with the customer. A BlueRose taxi dancer is an experienced dancer, not just for dances but also for the whole Viennese ball culture. He is a well mannered and well educated gentleman.
Please note that taxi dancing is not an escort service but an official service for people who want to dance at balls or other dance events. There is no confiding, just respectability from both sides. So have a nice dance!
A glamorous Viennese Ball with a BlueRose Gentlemen as Taxi Dancer:
In Vienna it is common that a lady book a BlueRose gentlemen as Taxi Dancer for a whole ball night, which lasts from around 8 p.m. to 1 a.m or later. When she books him for a ball, he will pick the lady up from the hotel and then they go together to the ball by (a real) taxi or by foot if the hotel is near to the ball location. At the ball, he will take her to a good point of view, where she can have a good view of the adorable opening ceremony, which is one of the highlights of a ball.
– The Opening Ceremony –
Young débutantes study the choreography weeks before at a local dancing school and present this at the ball to “open” the ball. Also a ballet show, acts or other dance specials are shown at the opening ceremony. After this the lady can decide where and what she wants to dance at the ball with her taxi dancer. They can walk around and explore all the dance rooms, take breaks or just dance the whole spectrum of Latin and ballroom dances.
– Midnight Show Act & Quadrille –
At midnight there is the next big “must” highlight of a ball – a music show, act and the famous “Midnights Quadrille” written by Johann Strauss in 1894, where everybody really should participate with a dance partner: The quadrilles are danced with couples lined up in pairs of long columns. The six quadrilles are danced to different songs from Die
Fledermaus. Each quadrille consists of between 10 to 20 different motions, called out in German, with French names, such as “Tour de Main” (hand-against hand, turn around your partner). Brace yourself for surprises in the fifth quadrille. And the sixth quadrille is always repeated several times, each time faster than the last, until people are madly dashing between each other and becoming merrily confused. And please, don’t worry about any dancing and choreography skills, because a lot of people
do not know any of the steps and this especially is the most fun part of this activity. The quadrilles conclude when the orchestra break into a Gallop, resulting in a stampede of thousands of people circulating the dance floor, all simultaneously turning around every time that “Reverse!” is called out in German. Within a minute, couples are arching their hands in the air to form long tunnels through which other couples dance.
– Dances, Leave-Taking & Ball-Ending –
Depending on how long you booked your Taxi Dancer you have the possibility to explore all dancing rooms, shake a leg or just relax at your booked table after the Quadrille. Shortly before your arranged time (ca. 15 to 30 minutes before) your Taxi Dancer accompies you to the cloakroom, afterwards to the exit of the ball and place you in a taxi, which stands in front of the ball location (Your Taxi Dancer will pay the taxidriver in advance). This was your Viennese Ball with one of our BlueRose Gentlemen Taxi Dancer – We hope you had a enjoyable, wonderful and danceful ballnight!