Matric Dance – Rondebosch Boys High School
The Matric dance comes around every year and every year they come around faster than the last. I always enjoy photographing matric dances. There is so much excitement about them. Normally, the girls are all about the dressing up and the boys are all about their “ride”.
This year was no different. The girls all looked beautiful, even if it wasn’t their own dance. The boys, looked dashing and handsome. But their rides were something else! We saw some of the most expensive rides in Cape Town but we also saw how some of the boys used their imagination and arrived in some unexpected rides. We saw the likes of Ferrari’s, the latest Merc’s to boys arriving in police cars, army trucks or even lifting dates on their mopeds. This was definitely the fun part of the evening for the onlookers and the boys.
The boys met at the grand old lady, Greenways Manor. This stately guesthouse is situated in the leafy suburbs of Claremont and was a perfect backdrop for the dance photographs. The Manor is a throwback to yesteryear and was quite intriguing. There was definitely no lack of perfect spots to take photos for the young couples.
This was a trip down memory lane for me as my own children went to this school. My youngest matriculated in 2011 so it has been quite a few years now. It was familiar to me and yet not. Much had changed. Teachers were no longer the same and it stands to reason that most of the boys were not familiar to me.
There was just one familiar sight to me, besides the school and the grounds and that was Cathy Duncan. Cathy, is the Matron at the hostel. She played a very important role in the boarders lives. It was great to see her still taking care of her hostel boys by delivering them safely to the dance!
Dirtybootsandmessyhair shoot can be viewed here!