Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cuz three years makes me an expert...

Well hello lovelies.. today's blog every day in may prompt is: Educate us in something you know a lot about or are good at. 

This is a hard one..There are several things I know about, that most of you probably don't.. but I've decided to kill two birds with one stone and answer a question that James asked me a few days ago.

What is a homeschool formal?
A homeschool formal is usually compared to a public school prom.

How the Formal works:
The first step is sign up. They have a website where you enter your information such as age, grade, email, gender, requests on who you'd like at your table, and whether any of those people are your date. You also have to sign up for which dance class (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced) and which day you'd like to take it (Tuesday or Saturday). Dance classes are required.

For the girls who don't sign up with a guy, we get wait listed, because there has to be a specific guy/girl ratio.

Once the waiting is over and you've gotten your conformation, it would be a good idea to find a dress. Their guidelines are pretty strict, considering how most of the female population likes to show everything. Strapless or spaghetti straps are permitted as long as no cleavage is showing, but not preferred. No large side or back cutouts, and the material has to be thicker than a slip. The dress have to be no shorter than 3 1/2 inches from the middle of the knee (mine was a little shorter than that.. but I have long legs).

There are 5 weekly dance classes before the Formal. At dance class, we learn Waltz, Tango, Salsa, Two-step, Jitterbug, and East coast swing. Along with several line dances.

The night of the Formal, after signing in, you head to the dinning room and find your table number, and the plate with your name card. Dinner is a three course meal with salad, the main entree, and dessert.

After the meal it's time to dance. At your place setting, each person will find a filled out dance card. The Ladies are to go to their designated station (1 of 12 table I believe) to wait for her dance partner to come get her. Each dance is numbered ( except for free dances, which you can either dance with whoever you want, or it's a line dance.) and announced so we don't get off track. Dancing really was a blast, even in three inch heels. It's a time of meeting new people. Kind of like speed dating.. without the actual date part.. haha.

Two different times in the night (sort of like breaks for the dancers) two sets of any seniors are recognized individually by name, which I honestly think is pretty cool. And after the second set, there's a dance JUST for the seniors.

At 11:55 (or the last two dances) the parents are allowed to come in and watch.. which to me is nerve racking.. haha.

After the dancing is over at Mid-night everyone is allowed to mingle and take pictures and all the jazz.. it's great fun.

And that's a Christian Homeschool Formal for you! I hope you feel educated ;).



  1. Thank you for further explaining what the Formal is. Although I am glad that I never went to one because I cannot dance to save my life.


    1. That's what the dance classes are for :).


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