Here the dads and escorts lined up to begin learning the basic waltz and the box step:
As the girls were learning to waltz the dance teacher reminded us all that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did...but she did it backward and in high heels!
The debutantes lined up to learn their steps. They practiced while wearing their hoops so they, their dads, and their escorts could practice with some of all the excess fabric the girls will be wearing the night of the ball:
Heather and her escort (and one of her best friends) Ryan:
Of course my favorite moment was when Heather and her dad began to waltz together and before they danced she gave him the biggest hug: