How To Get the Ball Dance Emote in FFXIV

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The Ball Dance emote is unlocked by completing the level 14 quest “Help Me, Lord of the Dance”. You can flag this quest from a Miqo’te named P’molminn in Ul’dah at the Steps of Nald (X:10.8, Y:9.8).

If you started your journey in Ul’dah, you’ll need to complete 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 respective “envoy” Main Scenario Quest at level 15 to be able to travel to Ul’dah.


“Help Me, Lord of the Dance” Walkthrough

Hustings Strip in Ul'dah / FFXIV
Hustings Strip in Ul’dah

After you accept the quest from P’molminn, you’ll be tasked with asking some NPCs about someone named Guillaunaux. You can find these NPCs at the following locations:

NPC Location
Willowy Woman Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:11.3, Y:11.1)
Sosotta Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (X:13.2, Y:12.3)
Luscious Lady Hustings Strip (X:12.2, Y:10.5)

The Luscious Lady may be a bit confusing to find since she’s in an area called the Hustings Strip. Though it is still technically in the Steps of Thal, it is a separate zone within the game.

You can get to Hustings Strip by taking the stairs in the Steps of Thal (X:9.8, Y:11.8), the stairs at (X:12.8, Y:11.1), or by taking the Wellhead Lift in the Steps of Nald (X:10.8, Y:10.2). You can also teleport to the Chamber of Rule aethernet shard if you’ve already attuned to it.

When you’re done speaking with all three NPCs, you can find Guillaunaux at (X:10.9, Y:10.2) of the Hustings Strip.

Speak to Guillaunaux and he’ll ask you to dance for him to complete the quest.

To do this, target Guillaunaux and enter /dance into your chat bar.

A cutscene will play and you’ll learn the Ball Dance once it ends.


Using the Ball Dance Emote

Ball Dance Animation 2 / FFXIV
Ball Dance Animation 2

Unlike some unlockable emotes in the game, Ball Dance doesn’t require the use of a “Ballroom Etiquette” item. You can use it right after completing “Help Me, Lord of the Dance”.

To perform the Ball Dance emote, type in /balldance into your chat bar.

After you enter this command, the phrase “You perform a stately ball dance” will appear in chat.

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