The Washington Ballet’s Hemingway in Paris Ball

Dance students from THEARC greeted arriving guests as they arrived at the Library of Congress. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The can-can comes to Washington, performed by members of the Washington Ballet. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

During the can-can, dancers invited guests onto the dance floor with them, though no high kicks were required. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Ballet board chair Sylvia A. de Leon welcomes guests with a few brief remarks in the Libary’s Great Hall. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Sylvia A. de Leon said the Hemingway ball was “the most successful gala in the history of the Washington Ballet.” Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Watching the dancers, listening to the speeches on the stairs that lead to the mezzanine. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Bill and Alison Paley. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Justice Samuel Alito and his wife, Martha. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Mexican ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Jane Harman, Veronica Sarukhan, and Tony Podesta. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Chris and Jackie Dodd with their daughter Grace (in gray dress) and her friend, and Marnie Kenney, a friend of the Dodds. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Chris Dodd and Jackie Clegg Dodd. They were the co-chairs of the Hemingway in Paris ball, which, at last count, had raised more than $600,000. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the tables at the Hemingway in Paris ball with a view of the Capitol. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Each of the tables was named after a Parisian street and had gorgeous flowers designed by Suzanne Codi. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Gouri Mirpuri of Singapore with Astad Deboo, a good friend and noted choreographer who was visiting from India. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Bruce Lipnick and his daughter, Olivia, one of the dancers with the Washington Ballet. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The dinner seating on the mezzanine just before the guests sat down to dine. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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