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Slow dancing in snowfall – Debutants ready to step out

THE Shire Hall will come alive tonight as a winter wonderland as seven young ladies make their debut at this year’s Anglican Debutant Ball themed ‘Dancing in the Snow’.

The Debs and their partners have been hard at work over the past three months with the guidance of dance instructors, Pam Chiesa and Kim DiBella, learning and practicing dances and fine tuning the overall program for the big night.

Debs and their partners learning the steps at dance rehearsals.

The Anglican Church is thrilled the Deb Ball was able to proceed after the cancellation of last year’s event due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Anglican Church Minister, Mother Rosemary Dunn said: ‘The Anglican Church is delighted to see the Deb Ball running again.

‘The ball has been a long part of the tradition of Ingham, and it is fabulous to see the Debs and their partners able to have this special rite of passage.

‘It is also great to see the different generations coming together to make this a spectacular evening which certainly celebrates the joy of the community.’

The night will feature the introduction of the Debs and presentation dances followed by dinner and entertainment by One Man Band.

The Debs will be presented to Anglican Bishop of North Queensland, The Right Reverend Keith Joseph, who will be attending his first ever debutante ball.

Following the time-honoured steps of so many Ingham women before them, these young ladies will look back in fondness on this special occasion and regard it as a milestone in their life’s journey.

Style and grace – Debs and their partners practicing their presentation dances.

Introducing this year’s Debutants:

Charlotte Erba partnered by Dale Cantoni

Paige Sorbello partnered by Cameron Provians

Mackenzie Rhodes partnered by Nicholas Hodgetts

Alyssa Gersekowski partnered by Harry Hardy

Georgia Shailer partnered by Bailey McKee

Trenyce Pearce partnered by Kyle Muller

Renae Carbone partnered by Harry Hobbs

Page Boy: Flynn Oats

Flower Girls: Macey Gofton and Annaliese Downing

Maids of Honour:

Hayley Gofton partnered by Clayton Everett

Imogen Batty partnered by Josiah Cotter

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