Formal Ball


Enjoy dazzling performances, beautiful decorations, and a wide variety of musical selections, including ballroom music and anime inspired waltzes. Come and enjoy ballroom dancing and waltzing. All Animazement attendees are invited to attend this jubilant event.

The first half of the Formal includes a dance lesson by a local professional dance teacher! Impress your friends with your newfound dance moves in the second half of the ball! Make sure to pack a nice dress or suit, and check the dress code below before attending

Standard Animazement dress guidelines must be followed, with the following additions:

    Please check in with our staff at the door for a dress code check, and then put on a glow stick corresponding with your preference to dance. It can be hard to hear sometimes, so having a visual indicator of your dance preference is a great way to make sure everyone has a great time!

    Dance Club


    What better way to end the night at Animazement than by getting down with your fellow otaku! Dance the night away to your favorite anime themes, J-pop, and the best in electro-house and trance. Bring your glow sticks! Dances typically run late, so make sure to be well rested, well-fed, and well-hydrated.

    There will be a late-night dance on Friday and Saturday evening in Exhibit Hall C.

    Large bags are not allowed in our late night dances.  Bags must be approximately the size of a fanny pack or smaller.

    Large bags should be left in your car or hotel room.  A Bag Check will be open in room 202 during the dance.

    2024 DJs

    Notorious American J-Pop/K-Pop Remixer, Composer, Skilled Instrumentalist, and Producer, DJ Amaya began making waves when he started introducing audiences to Japanese dance music at anime conventions across the USA, which led to him playing shows in Japan, Singapore, and Sweden as well. Along the way he released 4 full length albums of original music, collaborated with Japanese artists, and has been commissioned to produce tracks and remixes for artists around the globe.



    Huskie, born Dustin Jenkins, is a 29-year-old future riddim and free form bass-inspired music artist hailing from Columbia, SC. Known for Experimental bass and Dubstep, Huskie is making waves in the music scene with his distinctive sound and captivating performances.



    Likely Vain, also known as those queer house music siblings, is a brother and sister edm duo based out of Raleigh, NC. Formed in 2023, they provide a high energy set that brings the best vibes everywhere they go. With a mix that features House, Drum and Bass, Dubstep and more- There's always something for everybody at a Likely Vain show!



    Two local DJs, and AZ veterans, came together to form Noise2Men! From the “outside rave” and shaking the ground in front of RCC, the good times from outside were put on the stage, inside, to bring you better sound, better lights, and a better show! These two are no stranger to genres combining almost 30 years of DJ experience between them. Glitchhop to House to Techno to Breakbeat to Dubstep and Riddim to Drum'n'Bass to Hardcore, with anime, meme, and video game themes, they have everyone covered! Noise2Men are sure to keep you moving and having fun!