Sixteen St Mary’s students arrived at the school formal in the back of a stretch Hummer.
Sixteen St Mary’s students arrived at the school formal in the back of a stretch Hummer. Nat Bromhead

St Mary's students strut at formal

PARENTS and family watched from the balcony at the Brolga Theatre as about 80 Year 12 students at St Mary’s Catholic College danced three old-time dances at their senior formal on Friday night.

Teacher Rod Hickey said the students had spent about five or six weeks practising the rock and roll waltz, gypsy tap and evening three step in preparation for the dinner dance.

He said students and family mingled during the arrivals from 6pm to 7pm before the formal dancing from 7pm to 7.30pm and then the parents and family left the building to let the students settle down for dinner and dessert.

The reception area was decorated in black and silver and supervising teachers and staff issued some fun awards for things such as the best dressed and wow factor.

The night finished with more dancing – but this time a modern style to music provided by a DJ.



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