Thirteen debs have been nominated for the 45th Rotary Club of Gunnedah West ball, but there's room for more.
Deb coordinator Marg Amos said numbers were up from last year and there was still time for young women to nominate to take part in the ball in the Gunnedah Town Hall on April 3.
"The traditional idea was being presented to society but these days tends to be one of those first formal occasions where the family of the deb, plus the deb's partner and family - it's a big thing for them as well - come together," Mrs Amos said.
This year's theme is the roaring 20s and decorations will be based on the period of prosperity and newfound freedom following World War I.
"We chose the 1920s because it's 2020 and we're just reflecting back on 100 years ago," Mrs Amos said.
"The roaring 20s were full of fun and happiness and dancing and distinctive dress style."
The debs and their partners will be instructed by dance teacher Rhana Harley who has a long association with the balls. Lessons will start on February 27 and continue until the week of the ball.
It's the first time Mrs Amos has coordinated a deb ball but it's a rite of passage she went through and loved.
She said the annual debs are a "big team effort" and something to look forward to.
- To nominate as a deb, contact Marg Amos on 0427 421 099.