Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart at the 54th Annual, 2009 Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf Astoria on February 6, 2009 in New York City.
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The Viennese Opera Ball in New York is an annual society ball that has taken place in New York City each year since 1956. The opening performances of the ball normally comprise four main elements: a presentation of female debutantes and their male partners (generally these participants are ages 16-25), a waltz routine by a troupe of young ballroom dancers (males and females ages 18-30), professional ballet soloists, and professional opera singers. After the opening performances, a live orchestra plays ballroom music while guests dance for the rest of the night (typically music for waltz, tango, swing, etc), and a multi-course dinner is also served.