Presentation Ball

Dancing Dolly



The Presentation Ball Emblem is affectionately referred to as the “Dancing Dolly”.  It was designed by Mr. James Dhein in 1958, and represents many of the abstract ideas that underscore and distinguish our Ball.  The Emblem portrays the contemporary, young Christian woman who looks to the future with confidence, hope and enthusiasm.  Her outstretched arms symbolize the quest for a balanced life.  The rays that emanate from her dress may depict the themes of Catholic Social Teaching.  These themes include Life and Dignity of the Human Person; Call to Family, Community, and Participation; Rights and Responsibilities; Option for the Poor and Vulnerable; Dignity of Work and the Right for Workers; Solidarity; and Care for God’s Creation.