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Dance Card - (Paper) They served two purposes, to be used at the dance to list in order the dances of the evening and to be kept as a memento of the Ball. Dance cards or "Ballspenden" which literally translates as "ball-donates" have been a part of Viennese culture for nearly two hundred years. Today, especially in Vienna, Ballspenden has come to represent the party favor or dance card that a lady used to record who she would dance with at a ball.


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