The Minsk Palace of Children and Youth hosts rehearsals for the New Year's Eve Ball, which will be held on December 21. For several weeks already 200 best Belarusian students learn to dance polonaise, quadrille, and waltz. The ball will be a gift to them for their academic achievements. The dance hall will be decorated in the New Year style. The dress code obliges the participants to wear long evening dresses, formal suits or tuxedos. The ball will feature a live orchestra.