Event Information

The 26th Annual Hanlon-Ford Gala: an elegant evening of dancing, competition, and professional performances by the nation's best ballroom dancers.

The Gala will be hosted on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 in the basement of the Northwest Building at 52 Oxford St. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

The Gala will feature:

  • Amateur open level finals
  • Social dancing
  • Cash bar
  • Formation team competitions
  • World-class Latin showcase by Marius-Andrei Balan and Kristina Moshenska!

Schedule for Gala:

7pm: Doors Open

7:00-7:30: Dance Lesson

7:30-8:30: Social Dancing

8:30: Open Level Final Rounds

10:15: Showcase Performance


We are proud to announce that this year's showcase couple will be the WDSF World Open Latin Winners

Marius Andrei-Balan and Kristina Moshenska!


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Thank you for joining us at Invitational 2017!

It was a pleasure to host all of our competitors, judges, officials, guests, and friends this year at Harvard. If you have any questions or comments on the competition, or would like to request any additional information, please email comp@harvardballroom.org.

If you would like to purchase pictures from the event, please take a look at our two official photographers' websites:

A Stash of Photos: http://photos.stashofphotos.com/hu_invitiational_2017

Through the Picture Photography: http://throughthepicture.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Harvard-Invitational-2017/C0000vkYI2FKZ1Yc