Mad Hot Ball 2023: Get your tickets today!


Join Dancing Classrooms’ annual benefit gala: Mad Hot Ball as we honor changemakers in the dance field with live music, student performances, a live fund-a-need led by auctioneer Karen Sorbo and of course, dancing!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 6:30pm
Edison Ballroom: 240 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036 


Tickets include student performances, cocktail hour, select wines and seated dinner, and dancing to the live music of the Paul Errico Orchestra.

This year, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on Mad Hot Dance Cards and purchase dance tickets for access to some of ballroom’s most prestigious professionals (names to be announced soon) and experienced social dancers.

All proceeds will benefit Dancing Classrooms’ year-round free social dance programs for young people across the country.

Find details on tickets and sponsorship levels here!

Watch a video recap of last year’s MAD HOT BALL here!

The evening’s program will be emceed by Mickela Mallozzi, four-time Emmy® Award-winning Host and Executive Producer of “Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi” and interdisciplinary artist, violist, violinist, singer-songwriter, ballroom dancer and Dancing Classrooms’s alumnus Dwayne Beach.

Dance With A Professional!

There is a dance partner for everyone at the MAD HOT BALL 2023!

Whether you’re a ballroom enthusiast or have never danced before, male or female, experience gliding around the room with one of these top professionals: 

Andrew Escolme

Asta Sigvaldadottir

Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine

Francesco Arietta

Galina Detkina

Igor Mikushov

Jessa Mae Jarina Briones

Kamil Urbaniak

Mayo Alanen

Valeriia Belozerova

Purchase a dance for yourself or gift one to a friend! You can also bid on a VIP Dance Card and select which professionals you want to dance with.

There are two ways to dance with the pros…

Dance Bar Ticket - Dance with a Pro


Each ticket offers you one dance with a professional ballroom dancer during the open dance floor portion of the evening. Your pro will be selected at random and well versed in all styles. This is a great opportunity to dance with the best, and look great doing it! No previous dance experience required. 

Dance Bar tickets are available for purchase HERE, as add-ons to your Mad Hot Ball ticket purchase, and in-person at the gala.

VIP Dance Card - Choose Your Pros


The Mad Hot Ball VIP Dance Card gives you access to dance one number with any three dance pros of your choice! No previous dance experience required. There are only 12 VIP Dance Cards available online at this price. Grab yours today, and get ready to meet your next dance teacher, coach, or competitive partner! 

Click HERE to get your Dance Card now or add it on to your Mad Hot Ball ticket purchase!


The MAD HOT BALL 2023 Gala Steering Committee is Co-Chaired by acclaimed author and inspirational speaker, Mary Lou Quinlan, and expert ballroom dancer, coach, and choreographer, Mayo Alanen

Get your tickets here! For more information on the Dancing Classrooms, visit and follow @DancingClassroomsNYC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.