Exams are now over and the annual school prom season is well and truly under way.
We'll be publishing pictures from this year's glittering balls both in print and online over the coming weeks.
But, to get you in the mood, we thought we would travel back in time to recall some of the proms across Hartlepool and East Durham throughout the last decade.
This selection of pictures, unless stated otherwise, was taken in 2008.
Feel free to comment on your memories either below or on our Facebook page.
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