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Masquerade Ball, a Royal Night for students

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Students and staff are preparing for the Masquerade Ball which will be held June 13 from 8-11 p.m.

Ariel George, the manager of the Masquerade Ball and a freshman studying web design, said the color scheme is Black, White and Gold — but the overall theme is royalty.

She said the Masquerade Ball will be in the John W. Hart building, but if there are too many people, they will have the ball in both the Hart and the Hyrum Manwaring Center.

“I really want it to be classy and elegant,” George said. “Not too fancy, that way you can still come and you don’t have to go all out. You don’t have to wear the corsets and stuff.”

Students should wear formal dress and tie, Sunday best is accepted, and all BYU-Idaho standards, including dress code, apply according to the Masquerade Ball Web page.

George said that her vision of the Masquaerade Ball a is modern adaptation of what life might have been like for royalty in the 1600s.

“It hasn’t even been announced and we’ve already sold more than 80-something tickets,” George said.

George said she is planning for it to be like the Masquerade Ball featured in the new Cinderella movie.

Full masks and face painting are prohibited, according to the event Web page.

George said the Masquerade Ball used to be just for Valentine’s Day, but it was such a big hit that they now do it every semester.

Tickets can be bought at the BYU-I ticket office, and more information about the event can be found on the BYU-I Social Activities Facebook page.

Tickets are $5 with an I-card and $7 without an I-card.

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