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



    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!