Music & Dance

Artist: Nicci Anderson

Beacon Formal Ball

Come dressed in formal attire and dance to anime/video music! Suggested, but not required, is to come as your favorite RWBY character. Please read and follow the Formal Ball Attire Restrictions for entrance. The Royalty of the Formal will be picked and crowned – just show up to participate.

Dress Code for the Formal Ball

For men and masculine cosplays:

  • Slacks must be dress-pants, formal trousers, uniforms pants/slacks, and black jeans (no rips). NO shorts, blue jeans, skater pants, etc.
  • Tops must be button-up or tuxedo shirts. No polos, sports, or t-shirts.
  • Military uniforms are also acceptable.

For women and feminine cosplays:

  • Formal skirts and dresses only. Skirt/dress length should be down to your fingertips or longer. For dresses or skirts with side slits, the slit should go no higher than where your wrist naturally falls at your side.

For tomboyish female characters:

  • Please keep to the same standards as masculine cosplayers. For example, Sailor Uranus might be more likely to wear a tuxedo shirt and pants than a dress; this is OK!

For feminine male characters:

  • Please keep to the same standards as women and feminine cosplayers. Dresses are acceptable.

For everyone:

  • Shoes must be formal, closed-toed, or traditional Japanese footwear. Shoes that don’t meet these requirements will be turned away and asked to change.

Artist: Kerah Diez

Cosplay Zumba: Lovelive!

Join the part in this easy-to-follow cardio dance class led by the members of μ’s!

Formal Ball Dance Lessons

Need some dance moves for the Formal Ball? Come take some dance lessons for the basics of the Waltz, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, and Tango.

Informal Dance

Are you drawn to the lights and music? Then join us for this year’s informal fance. It will be a white-out, so come ready to dance in the black lights and with some glowsticks. This year, DJ Odix will join us for a night to remember.

Artist: Sariah Keilbart

K-Pop/J-Pop Dance Lessons

You just wanna dance and have fun learning them? Come to dance lessons for basics in stretching, tips on how to learn from videos, and learn a new dance or two!

Lip Sync Battle

Get ready to lip sync for your life in Anime Banzai’s very own Lip Sync Battle. Battle against your fellow con-goers to win the epic Golden Microphone and bragging rights for the whole year as Anime Banzai’s lip sync battle champion.

Live Band – Jupiter

Come enjoy the synth pop sound of Jupiter as they perform new and classic anime covers, radio favorites, and original songs. Dancing is encouraged!