Participants polishing up their ballroom dancing and manners had one more thing to worry about this week while taking part in the High River Spring Ball.

It is a chance for the kids to have a bit of fun while learning how to be comfortable in front of an audience.

Etiquette coach Carmen Sewell says the talent showcase can be a bit of a challenge for the students.

"A lot of times when we start the program they don't know what they are going to do," said Sewell. "A big part of the program is just teaching the kids to be confident and to celebrate their uniqueness and all the great things about them."

Sometimes it takes a bit for them to find an act to commit to.

"It is really just about showcasing the unique or great things they are interested or into, more so than singing and dance."

The show this year has a few less acts than normal but it will be good.

"It is quantity versus quality, we have a little more quality. We don't have as many acts as we sometimes have but they have all been great. We just finished the rehearsal and we were super happy with what we saw and we are really excited for the show."

The following pictures were taken at the rehearsal.


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