Prepare to Live Happily Ever After: Prom Preview 2011
Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:20am
As fourth quarter and April approach, students' minds turn toward spring and - for the upperclassmen - the largest dance of the year.
This year, prom is about two weeks earlier then usual. It will be April 16 at Kennedy's at Stone Creek's upper ballroom from 7 p.m. to midnight.
"It will be a nice space, not too big so that it's weird for everyone to dance, but not too small. There is a balcony upstairs so if it's nice we can open up the doors and you can go outside to dance too," said junior class president Jamie Blue.
A major change is that dinner will be served from 7-8 p.m. before the dancing begins.
"There's going to be different courses, and there's vegetarian options as well as meat options," said Blue.
"This meal is a really nice meal too. Normally it'd be like $26," said junior class vice president Marie Lilly of the accompanying meal.
Because of the attached meal, however, prom will cost a bit more then usual.
"We'd like to keep it like, $80 for a couple, and $50 for a individual," says Lilly.
Though the junior class hosted the Valentines Dance to help reduce costs, it's going to be more expensive then usual, according to Blue.
"But also then, people won't have to spend money on the meal that night," she explained.
"So it's actually a better deal, more bang for your buck!" exclaimed Lilly.
Tickets for prom will be sold on a website the week of March 28, the week after Spring Break. The site was set up by senior Adam Joseph.
This year's prom theme is "Happily Ever After."
"It's like your prince in shining armor, kind of like a ball," said Blue. To create this fairytale ball, the junior representatives will use the already elegant aura of the Kennedy's at Stone Creek ballroom, but add in a few of their own touches.
"It [the decorations] will be very classy and elegant, spiffy," says Lilly.
Photos for prom will be taken by HR Imaging. Order forms will be available at the prom. Music will be provided by Bugbee's DJ Plus.
Post-prom will be held at the ARC from the end of prom until 6 a.m.
Its like a lock-in, because we didn't get to have one, so it's all night. If enough students come to post-prom, the climbing wall will be opened up. Even if there is no climbing wall, movies will be shown and there will be gym space for student use.
In addition to Blue and Lilly, junior class secretary/treasurer Hoda Sayegh, junior SFAC representative Christina Harden and junior Annie Rong are also on the prom committee.