St Mark’s Anglican Church Debutant Ball attendees Cody Watts and Elizabeth Dennis are finalising their outfits for Friday night.
St Mark’s Anglican Church Debutant Ball attendees Cody Watts and Elizabeth Dennis are finalising their outfits for Friday night. Linden Morris

Debs dancing for joy

IT IS a night that is all about gorgeous white dresses and suave suits and will be the night that 15 stunning young ladies make their debut into society.

This year St Mark's Anglican Church has revived its debutant ball program after more than a decade without one.

St Mark's Anglican Debutant Ball committee member Elaine Stewart said it was a matter of supplying for the demand.

"There are so many debs at the other balls that it was suggested to us if the Anglican Church held their own it would make it easier on the other two," Mrs Stewart said.

"Participating in an event like this is just so popular at the moment.

"The debs and their partners have been practicing for six weeks and had their final rehearsal on Monday night.

Debutant Elizabeth Dennis said she has really enjoyed the experience so far.

"I have made some new friends and even learnt how to dance," she said.

"It will be great to know that at the end of the night we will have accomplished something and all of our hard work will have paid off.

"I am mostly looking forward to getting dressed up.

Elizabeth's partner Cody Watts said even though the boys are the girls' plus ones he would recommend the experience to other guys who may be wary of being asked to be partners.

"It has been fun," Cody said, "and I am looking forward to wearing the suit."

Tickets to the ball are available at Warwick Watch Makers and Jewellers on Palmerin St until 12pm on Friday and are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

The ball will be held at St Mary's Hall at 7.30pm.


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