They were hoping to have a boogie next month on one of the biggest nights of the Chevalier College social calendar.
Unfortunately Year 11 students at the school will have to wait until Friday, February 19 next year due to COVID-19.
The Chevalier College Presentation Ball, normally held annually in August, aims to bring friendship groups of Year 11 together with their parents and is a night of inspiration and celebration.
The ball has been postponed for seven months as the chance of a second wave of COVID-19 had to be considered.
The ball committee has been working tirelessly to prepare for the event and committee member Michelle Feeley said they wouldn't let COVID-19 spoil the party.
"We're determined to overcome the enormous challenges of this year because the virus will not take away the school's traditions," she said.
The night of nights is held for Year 11 students because a lot of preparation is needed for the night and they don't have the time to put in the effort in Year 12, their HSC year.
As the ball will now be held in the students' final year of schooling and some may leave at the end of this year, changes have had to be made.
A long schedule of weekend rehearsals has been cut down to one session and those leaving will be invited to attend as a guest.
Chevalier College principal Chris McDermott said the school had to be flexible during the pandemic.
"We are in different times which require different thinking," Mr McDermott said.
"There will be some changes to the normal proceedings on the night, but the changes will facilitate more time for students and their families to party.
"The decorations committee and the college are confident that the ball will be as wonderful and memorable as previous balls."
At the moment, the John Field Band will be in charge of the music while there will also be catering by Inhouse Chef and a special guest of honour.
The theme for the night is yet to be revealed.
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