After two months of training, the second group of Deniliquin debutantes and their partners will make their debut at the Deniliquin RSL Club tomorrow night.
Fifteen couples will take part, following in the footsteps of the 14 who made their debut last Saturday night.
Under dance instructor Vicki Ackers, the 29 couples have learnt five dances which include a waltz, a progressive samba and the cha, cha, cha.
Mrs Ackers also choreographed a special group dance for each ball, inspired by Michael Jackson’s hit song ‘Thriller’.
She said the final rehearsal for the final ball will be held this afternoon.
Mrs Ackers said she has enjoyed preparing for both events with the young people, who have ‘‘all been wonderful in helping each other’’.
‘‘The only reason we have two balls is because there are too many couples to fit into one night, and we always try to keep the dances the same between the two,’’ she said.
‘‘All the couples get tickets to attend each other’s ball, and it’s great they come and support each other.’’
Couples taking part in this Saturday’s ball will meet earlier in the day to have a series of professional photographs taken at Navorina Nursing Home.
Designed to foster a connection between the couples and their community, the new tradition is also a treat for the nursing home’s residents who relish the change to see the young people in their ball attire.
More photos from the deb balls will appear in a special spread in next Friday’s edition. If you would like your photo included, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby Taggert and Tyler Rosendale and their deb partners Will Begg and Charlie Tasker stopped for a photo in Deni’s Waring Gardens before last Saturday’s ball.