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There will be TWO MANDATORY rehearsals that all Escorts are required to attend.
Sunday, December 16th, 2:00pm-5:00pm Hilton Chicago, Grand Ballroom
Thursday, December 20th , 3:00pm-6:00pm Hilton Chicago, Grand Ballroom
During rehearsals the Escorts will be taught the formal order of dancing and presentation called “Cotillion Figures.” This is an elegant style of walking, bowing, dancing and moving during the formal ceremony of the Ball. There will be numerous group movements that require precision and organization to the finest detail among the Escorts, the Debutantes and the Debutante Fathers.
Appropriate attire for Escorts at both rehearsals is to wear a sport jacket with or without a tie, dress slacks, dress shoes and no jeans. The Debutantes will be practicing in their formal heels with skirts/dresses or dress slacks, requiring an Escort to be dressed in a similar manner.
Contact your Debutante to discuss the arrangements for transportation to and from the rehearsals. Rehearsals are a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Therefore, plan to share as many rides back and forth if possible.
Debutante/Escort gifts or tokens should be exchanged prior to the evening of the Ball. The final rehearsal would be the ideal time to exchange gifts.
If you have a final exam time conflict for the rehearsals, please discuss the conflict with the Escort Chairs prior to the conflict.
The Escort Committee will be there to assist and personally guide each Escort with their responsibilities during the rehearsals and throughout the night of the Presentation Ball.