Debutantes and Escorts
Join us as a debutante at the St. Andrew’s Ball, November 22, 2019!
You and your escort will learn the Scottish Waltz which you will perform the night of the ball for the pleasure of the Ball guests. You will be also be invited to the Debutante’s Tea by the wife of the president of the St. Andrew’s Society while your escort will be invited to the Escorts’ Luncheon by the president of the St. Andrew’s Society. At the Debutantes’ Cocktail Reception (the Wednesday prior to the ball) you will be presented to the Ball Guest of Honour and to the members of the St. Andrew’s Society. Debutantes and escorts are welcomed into the St. Andrew’s Society Youth Committee and volunteer at the Annual Children’s Christmas Party; a tradition of giving back to the community.
The number of debutantes will be limited to eight, so apply early.
Candidates must be between 16 and 25 years of age on the day of the Ball.
There is special pricing for the Debutante and Escort of $125 each.
Both the debutante and the escort must submit a short biography of approximately 150 words with the submission of the application. This short biography will be published in a subsequent edition of the St. Andrew’s Society Journal.
Debutantes and escorts are expected to attend dance practices in preparation for the Ball. These practices will take place every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on October 16 at the Black Watch Armoury.
The families of debutantes and escorts are encouraged to purchase tickets and attend the Ball.
The debutante is expected to wear a long, white evening dress with long gloves and a tartan sash (her family tartan sash, or else a sash can be purchased or borrowed from the Society). A corsage is provided for each debutante at the Ball. There will be a room reserved for the debutantes during the Ball. The escort is expected to wear traditional Scottish evening wear (kilt and jacket) or black tie.
Registration for debutantes and escorts for the 2019 Ball is now closed. Please join us in 2020!
See below for the 2019 Debutante Guide.
Photos from the 2017 Ball!