Formal Dance

Panel Room 5 , Friday, April 3 2015 @ 10pm

Don your finest and come enjoy an enchanting evening at Anime Matsuri as you dance to formal music featured in anime and video games. Join us at the Beginner’s Formal Dance Panel, which will be hosted earlier that afternoon, to learn some basic dance steps or brush up on your skills. Be sure to check if your outfit is against the dress code, so you can show off your elegant attire or formal cosplay with no worries. Feel free to direct any questions, suggestions, or comments toward the Facebook Event Page.

Live Music by Kyle Landry

Kyle Landry began studying the piano on July 28th, 1998 at the age of eight after becoming inspired by his mother and sister’s playing. Once a few years had passed, he began composing and improvising his own music, and has not stopped since then. Eager to share his music to friends and family, Kyle opened his YouTube Channel in 2006, in which he eventually began using as an outlet for his work as a composer, pianist, and arranger.

During his high school years, practicing difficult music from the classical repertoire was a daily routine. During this period, he also found his passion for Anime, and the lovely music that comes along with it. By the age of 16, he decided a career path in music was the only option for him, so he attended the Hartt School during the years of 2008 to 2012, studying composition and piano performance. Since then, he has gained a following of nearly 200,000 subscribers, and has accumulated over 60 million video hits.

Dress Code

know the rules


  • Attire must be generally formal. This is not a standard randomly made up by us; it’s an actual term to describe a dress code. Technically this dress code isn’t even semi-formal level. If you’re interested, here’s the wiki article on Formal wear.
  • All attire must be clean and well-kept.
  • Masks are not required, but are certainly acceptable.
  • No rave/dance party attire or pretty much anything with flashing lights will be accepted.
  • No bare midriffs or chests. Formal strapless dresses are acceptable.
  • Dresses must be of a formal nature. Casual dresses such as cotton sundresses will not be accepted
  • All skirts must be at least fingertip length when you are standing. This does not include sheer materials. Slits may be higher than this, but please be mindful of the family-friendly environment.
  • No bare midriffs.
  • Those dressed in traditional male attire must wear at least a formal, button-up shirt and dress slacks.
  • No jeans, t-shirts, denim of any color, plaid flannel shirts, or polo shirts will be accepted.
  • Ties are strongly encouraged but not required.


  • Princess Dresses
  • Suits/Tuxedos
  • Formal Steampunk
  • Military Dress Uniforms
  • Rules are subject to change


  • Shoes must be formal. Shoes are always the area that has the most trouble, so please double-check your footwear.
  • No bare feet, flip-flops, tennis shoes, platform boots, combat boots, hiking boots, crocs, etc.
  • Converse and black tennis shoes will NOT be accepted, as they are not formal.


  • Cosplay is welcome, but the costume must be of a formal nature. Some costumes are inherently formal, such as Princess Zelda, but an original outfit could also be constructed for a character, such as a formal version of Edward Elric(in a suit perhaps). If a cosplay is not explicitly formal, it’s best to check before hand to make sure it will be accepted. Cosplay is difficult to pin down in terms of formality, so it’s better to be safe rather than being turned away at the door.
  • No over-sized costumes, such as big armor or wings. These can be hazardous on the dance-floor.
  • Please leave props and weapons elsewhere. We won’t have a place to store them, and you’ll want your hands to be free for dancing!
  • Lolita will be accepted only if it is of a formal style, and fits the dress code.
  • Staff at the door will have the final say in what will be accepted.