Belarusians celebrated the old style New Year last night. The 11th New Year's Ball was held at the Bolshoi Theater, having brought together more than a thousand guests. Tickets were purchased in the USA, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland. That night in the Bolshoi one could not only enjoy the atmosphere of the 18th century, but also find oneself in a Christmas-time Hollywood. 156 couples danced mazurkas and polkas. And after the clock struck midnight the Bolshoi’s artists changed their repertoire and sang world hits on the main stage.