Special school ready to present debutantes
Horsham Special School community will celebrate the school’s second debutante ball tomorrow night.
The ball, at Horsham Town Hall, is called ‘Fingerprints’ to highlight ‘the unique beauty of each and every one of us’.
Ten couples, including present and past students, have been busy practicing dance steps under the tutelage of Rachael Krahe, James Mcrae and Jan Morris.
Debutantes will be presented at 7pm, in what organisers have described as a ‘showpiece spectacular’ for students, staff, families and the Wimmera community.
Debutantes will present to special guests Member for Lowan Emma Kealy and school council president Andrea Mugari, as well as principal Matt Copping and assistant principal Rebecca Talbot.
Ms Talbot said the lead-up to the event had been full of excitement, hard work and pride for all of the students involved. “Dance lessons during the past two months have provided the opportunity for participants to hone skills and abilities while having a lot of fun,” she said.
“The formal significance of the debut is of great importance also, because each student becomes a young adult in the Horsham and Wimmera community.”
Ms Talbot said formal presentation would occur in the main theatre of the town hall.
This would be followed by supper and dancing with a DJ in the centre’s heritage hall.
She said the school extended an open invitation to Wimmera people to attend the event.
People can buy tickets through Horsham Town Hall box office or by going online to town hall website www.horshamtownhall.com.au/type/ events/.
Admission is $20 per person with doors opening from 6.30pm.
SHALL WE DANCE? From left, Horsham Special School students Tess Lee, Brayden Foley and Charlie Skinner are ready for the school’s second debutante ball, ‘Fingerprints’, at Horsham Town Hall tomorrow night. Debutantes will be presented at 7pm to the school and wider community, including special guest Member for Lowan Emma Kealy. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER