‘Tis the season to have a ball! Over the past week, societies have been releasing promo videos for their annual galas. These videos are a fun and quick intro to what each society offers at their event, that the event leaders make every year. They’re classy, they’re funny and even if you’re not going, they’re all fun to watch. All the promo videos can be found on the societies’ Facebook pages along with information regarding the details of the events.

Law Soc is kicking off the season with the A&L Goodbody Law Ball on 6th February and their promo video is certainly the cringiest (as promised). Their not-even-close-to-subtle attempt to make fun of themselves is quite hilarious to watch because they’re aware of their own stereotypes. Their use of memes and predictable elevator music while telling you who to bring, how to dress, and the criticism of the small lake make Law Soc’s video the most. Even the event description is a good laugh, promising that you will “absolutely-not make your tutorial the next morning.” The A&L Goodbody Law Ball is being held at Trim Castle Hotel on Wednesday February 6th from 8pm to 2am. Your €50 ticket includes a drinks reception, a three-course meal, and a band and DJ, who will hopefully play more than elevator music and old meme songs, to keep you on your feet all night long. Put on your birthday suit, ask Daddy for ticket money, and get that lad a Xanax!

Dramsoc is proud to present their annual Swing Ball Friday, February 8th at the Hilton Charlemont Place and hopefully the affair won’t be as silent as their video. Their promo lets you know just what to wear to an old-fashioned gala and how to dance to swing music, though I’m not sure any of the committee actually know how to dance to that. Maybe they can show us how it’s done, otherwise we better hope they play something from this century. This is the social highlight of the year for Dramsoc and, while the event won’t be in black and white like its video, you’re guaranteed a night of class and dancing. Lads, make sure you pick the perfect tie. Grab tickets for you and friends on sale now in the Student Centre and they’ll see you there on 8th February, 8pm till Late.

If the promo for the Fusion ball doesn’t make you immediately purchase a ticket, it will at least make you ask “where were they for Musical soc’s production of In The Heights?”

If you’re an International Student here at UCD, Fusion Ball is your night! Seven cultural and language societies have been working together to bring you this year’s Fusion Ball. The director of the promo video and Auditor of UCD’s International Students Society, Rosie Aljohmani, said that the purpose of Fusion Ball is about “celebrating the diversity in not only Ireland but in UCD. There is no one way of looking Irish, we have beautiful red haired Irish individuals, but those of us with brown & blonde hair, light and dark skin. All beautiful and contributors to the progressive country we have made.” Their dramatic video brilliantly showcases the individual cultural societies involved in this night both separate and coming together at the end. The video is a reflection of the cultures brought to share a night together and is the first ball to do so in Ireland. If the promo for the Fusion ball doesn’t make you immediately purchase a ticket, it will at least make you ask “where were they for Musical soc’s production of In The Heights?”

That being said, Fusion Ball is not just for International students, but for anyone who wants the opportunity to meet people from around the world and try foods from other cultures. A €55 ticket includes a cocktail reception, a three course meal, live entertainment, a photo booth and the chance to win an all expenses paid trip abroad with Capture Travel: Group Leaders in student travel. This black tie event is being held at the Clontarf Castle Hotel on the 21st February. There will be transportation to and from the castle for €5 which you can purchase along with your ticket.

This ball is one of Ag Soc’s biggest fundraising events. All of the proceeds will go to their chosen charities: The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) and the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNA).

Get ready for a late bar, live music and some new amusements because Ag Soc is hosting their annual Agricultural Science Ball on Saturday 9th March. Straying from tradition, this year’s event will be held in the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow, Co. Carlow at 6pm. This ball is one of Ag Soc’s biggest fundraising events. All of the proceeds will go to their chosen charities: The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) and the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNA). Hotel rooms are available for purchase at a discounted price and buses will be provided for those wishing to make the journey back to Dublin. While Ag Soc have yet to post a promo video for this event, previous promos for their “Fight Night” events will only serve as hilarious inspiration and we look forward to it being as funny as Law Soc, as classy as Dramsoc and as professional and intuitive as ISS. Don’t forget to vote for the Ag Ball superlatives including “Bromance of Ag”, “Most likely to merge farms”, “Mammy of the year”, and Ag Lady and Gent located on the event Facebook page.

Opportunities like these only come once a year so if you’re on the fence make sure to take a look at all the promo videos these societies work so hard to create. Dust off your finest suit, make sure the Lexus or the Massey is out from repairs, pick out the perfect gown and make sure to wear proper shoes so you’re ready to go on the night of your ball. These events are nights you’ll never forget so don’t miss out!