I had the honor of attending a couple Maturita Balls last year but the time that they had them, I didn't know the students too well so I wasn't as invested in the process. This year I had the supreme honor of attending and even participating in my 3D classes ball. They are in their final year, this year, so they now 4D class. Their theme was airline.
All the students of the class dress in supreme fancy ball gowns and suits. Their families attend as well as teachers they have had over the years and other classmates at the school. A lot of preparations go into the ball and it is a celebration of all their hard work over their years at school.
The ball started at 8pm. Iva and I crowed to the front of the people to watch our students walk down the red carpet. After the students were lined on the red carpet, the student video was played. They did a video of them on a plane and Martin was the pilot and "drank too much" so Stepan saved the day and landed the plane safely. The girls were playing flight attendants and people on the plane. The video was VERY created and fit their theme perfectly. Iva said that she will send me a copy of the video.
After the coins are picked up, they take pictures and then have the student/teacher dance. Since there were so many girls and only 3 boys, they skipped the dance and went to the parent/student dance. The girls danced with their fathers and the three boys, with their mothers.