|A Presentation Ball is a formal event at which
young gentlemen and young ladies are officially presented to society as being
ready to assume the role of an adult in our culture. The Presentation Ball is
one of the most glamorous events that a young person will ever attend, perhaps
superseded only by their wedding day.
The presentation itself is one of the proudest
moments for parents as well as for the young adults. In a darkened ballroom,
your name is called, and a spotlight illuminates your visage as you radiate
confidence, assurance and self-reliance. After hearing your accomplishments
read by the Master of Ceremonies, you strut throughout the ballroom, and bow
ceremoniously, to the applause of all guests.
Though a Presentation Ball is
dedicated to elegance-with dapper gentlemen in black-tie and elegant young
ladies in ball gowns of pure white, dining and dancing to the harmonies of
wonderful music. The Crystal Presentation Ball is distinguished by a devotion
to promoting Polish culture, in all its forms. An educational program is a
critical component of the preparation for the Presentation.
Participation gives young people
an opportunity to gain in respect, social grace, conversation skills,
etiquette, self-confidence and self-assurance. All
of these are life skills that will be put to good use with colleges and
Escorts: The Ball
Committee is soliciting participation from male and female ROTC cadets from
area universities. Participants will be matched with a Cadet to accompany them
in for presentation and to dance with them for the Grand Polonaise. Further
time together during the evening will be optional. In addition to these escorts, participants are of course welcome to bring any friends they would like to the event.