About The Chicago Catholic Ball Federation
Attendance, volunteering, teaching or providing music or services at a CCBF event does not imply support of the Catholic Church or Theology of Dance's mission to teach the Christian Faith.
However, one of the purposes of CCBF events is raise awareness of Theology of Dance, to find new students for TOD programs, and even to find people who may decide they want to become Christian or join the church. For those who do want to learn more about how dancing is Christian, information on our programs is available at all CCBF events.
The CCBF currently consists of three elegant dances, with the goal of six dances throughout the year.
Our Current Dances
The Candlemas Ball (End of Christmas) | The St. John's Ball, St. John the Baptist, end of June | The Ave Maria Ball (Mid August)
Theology of Dance
The CCBF is owned by Theology of Dance. Theology of Dance is dedicated to teaching Christian Theology through the art of couples dance. Our teachings are in conformance with St. John Paul II's works on the Theology of the Body.
The CCBF was formed because after we had done a few of these balls we realized that it was while it was related to Theology of Dance, it had a different mission. We believed it was very important for churches to be involved with and organizing events like these. However, the goal was to not so much to teach the faith, but to have a place to dance, and a place to dance that everyone of all faiths would enjoy very much. For that reason our balls have small but distinct Christian flavor - the celebration of a feast day and and prayer at the beginning. But otherwise they are the kind of event all dance lovers would enjoy attending over and over again.
Christmas Ball (End of December) | Easter Ball (week after Easter) | All Saints Ball (Late October/Early November)
The goal is to get 300-500 people per event, and to have events spaced throughout the year and throughout the Chicago Land Area, with a ball ticket coasting between $30 and $75. All the balls will have live music, and all will give pride of place to Waltz, Viennese Waltz and Polka, the traditional dances of the Vienna Balls.