From dancing to romancing it is one of the biggest nights in the school leavers’ calendar. True North: The Formal is a Waddell Media production which will be broadcast this Monday 4 February on BBC One Northern Ireland at 10.40pm.
A coming of age moment for teenagers, for some the school formal is more ‘mini-wedding’ than farewell dance with a battle to be the belle of the ball and stand out from the crowd.
In True North: The Formal, young women reveal there is more to preparing for the formal than just finding the dream dress with spray tans, glamourous hairdos and make-up all playing an important role too.
With three weeks to go, Belfast girl India waits anxiously for her online dress to arrive on time and in Ballynahinch, April swaps her wellies and life on the farm for a glamourous dress and heels.
Tension rises in Newry as members of the formal planning committee struggle to agree on decorations and music, and in the North West, local Instagram star Victoria agrees to be Cameron’s formal date, but will he get the all-important end of the night kiss?
With the pressure on to capture the perfect selfie and look good on social media, how far will the teens go to create a memorable evening?
True North: The Formal is a Waddell Media production which will be broadcast on Monday 4 February on BBC One Northern Ireland at 10.40pm.