How To Get the Ball Dance Emote in FFXIV?

When the level 14 quest “Help Me, Lord of the Dance” is done, the Ball Dance Emote ability is unlocked. This quest can be turned in to a Miqo’te called P’molminn at the Steps of Nald in Ul’dah (X:10.8, Y:9.8).

If you started your trip in Ul’dah, you’ll need to finish the Main Scenario Quest “A Royal Reception” before “Help Me, Lord of the Dance” becomes available.

If you started in Gridania or Limsa Lominsa, you’ll need to do the “envoy” Main Scenario Quest at level 15 before you can go to Ul’dah.

To get the Ball Dance emote in FFXIV, you need to complete the quest “Help Me, Lord of the Dance”. This quest is available from P’molminn, who is located in the Steps of Thal in Ul’dah.

To be able to accept this quest, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a Disciple of War or Magic class at level 15 or higher.
  • Have completed the quest “A Royal Reception” in Ul’dah.

Once you have met the requirements, you can talk to P’molminn to start the quest. The quest involves helping P’molminn find a new dance partner. Once you complete the quest, you will be rewarded with the Ball Dance emote.

Here are the steps on how to get the Ball Dance emote in FFXIV:

  1. Go to Ul’dah.
  2. Head to the Steps of Thal.
  3. Find P’molminn, who is standing near the Aetheryte.
  4. Talk to P’molminn and accept the quest “Help Me, Lord of the Dance”.
  5. Complete the quest by helping P’molminn find a new dance partner.
  6. Once you complete the quest, you will be rewarded with the Ball Dance emote.
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The Ball Dance emote is a level 15 emote, so you can use it on any character that is level 15 or higher. To use the emote, simply open the emote menu and select “Ball Dance”. You can also bind the emote to a hotbar button for quick access.

Seasonal And Online Store Dances

You can only get these dances if you buy them from the Mog Station with real money. Some of these dances used to be free during limited-time events like the Moonfire Faire, but now you have to pay real money to buy them from the Online Store.

Dance EmotePrice (in USD)
Bomb DanceThis dance was originally available as a free reward from the Moonfire Fair 2014$2.00
SongbirdThis dance was originally available as a free reward from Little Ladies’ Day 2017$2.00
Eastern Dance$7.00
Box Step$7.00
Side Step$7.00
Get Fantasy$7.00
Popoto Step$7.00
Heel Toe$7.00
Goobbue Do$7.00
Flame DanceThis dance was originally available as a free reward from Moonfire Faire 2020$2.00
Little Ladies’ DanceThis dance was originally available as a free reward from Little Ladies’ Day 2023Unreleased

“Help Me, Lord of the Dance” Walkthrough

Ball Dance Emote

After you accept the job from P’molminn, you’ll be asked to ask some NPCs about a person named Guillaunaux.

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These NPCs can be found in the following places:

NPCLocation
Willowy WomanUl’dah – Steps of Thal (X:11.3, Y:11.1)
SosottaUl’dah – Steps of Thal (X:13.2, Y:12.3)
Luscious LadyHustings Strip (X:12.2, Y:10.5)

The Hustings Strip, where the Luscious Lady lives, may make it hard to find her. Even though it’s still in the Steps of Thal, it’s a different part of the game.

You can get to Hustings Strip by taking the stairs at (X:9.8, Y:11.8), the stairs at (X:12.8, Y:11.1), or the Wellhead Lift at (X:10.8, Y:10.2) in the Steps of Thal.

If you’ve already tuned into the Chamber of Rule aethernet shard, you can also use teleportation to get there.

After you’ve talked to all three NPCs, you can find Guillaunaux at (X:10.9, Y:10.2) in the Hustings Strip.

Talk to Guillaunaux, and he’ll ask you to dance for him so that the quest can be finished.

To do this, aim at Guillaunaux and type /dance into your chat bar.

After the story is over, you’ll learn the Ball Dance.

Using the Ball Dance Emote

Ball Dance doesn’t need a “Ballroom Etiquette” item like some other unlocked emotes in the game. It can be used as soon as you finish “Help Me, Lord of the Dance.”

Type /balldance into your chat bar to do the Ball Dance move.

After you type this order, the words “You perform a stately ball dance” will show up in chat.

FAQs

What does the Ball Dance emote look like?

The Ball Dance emote is a graceful waltz that your character will perform. It is a level 15 emote, so it is available to all characters that are level 15 or higher.

How do I use the Ball Dance emote?

To use the Ball Dance emote, simply open the emote menu and select “Ball Dance”. You can also bind the emote to a hotbar button for quick access.

Is the Ball Dance emote tradeable?

No, the Ball Dance emote is not tradeable. Once you have unlocked it, it is bound to your character.