Yesterday, I had a wonderful time at my very own ball. Well, ok...it wasn't only my ball, but I got to participate in it along with around 70 other high-schoolers from our town!
|Here's what the ballroom looks like. In this one we're doing a Greek dance!|
|On my birthday!|
Half-way through our lessons we had a "pulkolona" ball, which happened to fall right on my birthday! What a special occasion to have on my sweet 16! That will definitely be a memorable birthday!
Then yesterday came the big day. In Czech, it is quite a big occasion. The teacher even compared it to your wedding. Ha...yeah right! It was pretty special though. We had a grand opening of the classic promenade and then danced our way through 3 hours of the evening. There were dances where we danced with our parents, our partner's parents, in groups, and also free-style! All in all, I loved the entire event.
|Thanks Noah for being a great partner!|
After all that work for two months, it's strange that it's over. I hope that some day I can use my ballroom dancing "skills"! It's such a fun thing to have gotten to do, and I'm so happy that this tradition lives on in Czech. If you ever get the chance to take basic ballroom lessons, take it. It's a marvelous experience.
|The last step of the promenade...the bow and curtsy!|
|Thanks so much Emily for doing my hair! And thank you Caleb for taking some awesome pictures!|
|Oh yes...the polka. We had fun doing this one...LOTS of turning for me!|