Emma took the opportunity to wear this beautiful cloak that is a "hand-me-down" she received from a friend a couple of months ago.
The ball began with a Grand March. The lady on the far left, Rebecca Blackhall-Peters, was the guest teacher for this year's ball workshop. Emma took the basic workshop and is looking forward to taking the advanced one next year.Emma and her friend Thomas processed into the ballroom together.
A waltz opened the dance program.
Then the feet began to fly.
What a wonderful, wholesome way to spend the evening!
Dashing, yet oh-so-courteous young men lent an other-world feeling to the ball.
I was told that the gentleman with the beard even mows his yard in a kilt.
I love the detail on the back of his jacket and the top of his socks.
The little dancers were really impressive. They all go to the SCD homeschool classes, which are a mix of age groups. Emma attended the one in Sugar Land. There is also one in Tomball.
Taking a break to visit on the sidelines.
Some of the homeschool boys hammed it up after the ball. The girls posed also, but I missed it as I was juggling a video camera as well.
What can I say? They're just too cute!
Still flushed from all the dancing, but sooo happy.
Don't you know that their mama is proud?
The homeschool teens had an impromptu sing-along outside the ballroom before leaving for the after-party at the Marriott. They belted out What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor and The Mermaid.
The Ball and Modest Dress
I went through my pictures and cropped out some examples of how the homeschool girls dressed. For the most part, they wore hoop skirts and long gloves and had fans stashed with their purses.
Modesty is beautiful!