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Formal Dance and Prom Rules and Regulations



2023-24 School Year

Back to School Dance: Friday, August, 25 2023, 5:39-8:00 pm, Small Gym

Winter Formal Dance:  Friday, December 8, 2023, 5:30pm-8:00 pm Cafeteria

Valentine's Dance: Friday, February 9, 2024, 5:30-8:00 pm, Cafeteria 

Prom:   Saturday, April 27, 2024, 5:30pm-8:30 pm, location TBD

 Rules and Regulations


1. Trading or selling tickets is not allowed

2. Students or guests removed from the dance or denied entry to the dance will not be given refund.

3. Any guest attending the dance must be under 21 years of age and not a middle school student.

4. Any student or guest who is enrolled in school and serving a suspension or expulsion during the date on which the dance is held or who has been expelled from school of any period of time during the current school year will not be eligible to attend. Students will not be given a refund for tickets purchased prior to a suspension or expulsion.

5. Any student or guest who is has missed school for 10% or more of a marking period will not be eligible to attend.


1. Admittance is subject to approval of the administration. Note: Permission to attend the dance is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked by the administration.

2. Any student or guest may be searched for weapons and illegal substances prior to admittance into the event.

3. No student or guest will be admitted 30 min after the start of the dance, unless prior arrangements have been made with the High School Principal.

4. Any student or guest who leaves during the dance will not be readmitted.

5. All students and guests must be picked up from campus no later than 20 mins after the end of the dance.


School dances are school functions, and as such, students are expected to dress and behave in ways that are appropriate for the school setting. Students and their guests are expected to behave appropriately on the dance floor. Students must recognize that movements and dance styles present in non-school settings or portrayed in the entertainment industry are not always appropriate in the high school setting. Sexually explicit dancing such as freaking, grinding, or any other type of dancing or act which could be construed as vulgar or provocative is prohibited. Dancers must remain upright with both feet on the floor. Face-to face dancing is preferred. No “making out” (overt and/or prolonged public displays of affection). Moshing or slamming is not permitted. NOTE: Violation of the dance conduct policy will result in removal from the dance and possible discipline. No refund will be given to students or guests who are asked to leave the dance.


Formal attire is required for formal dances. The following dress code will be in effect. Violations may result in non-admittance. If dress code violations occur after admittance, the student and/or guest may be removed from the dance. If any attendee has a question about the appropriateness of their dress, please consult with your building principal prior to the event.

Dress Code for Formal and Semi-Formal Dances:       


Strapless/spaghetti straps are allowed

Dress/skirts must be at least mid thigh in length

Slits no higher than mid-thigh in length

Backless to waist is permitted-below waist is not permitted

No garters or other exposed lingerie/undergarments

No sheer/see through dresses and not see-through sides or bare sides

No excessively low cut dresses or tops, or short skirts

No bare midriffs


Collared shirt (semi & formal) and tie (formal)

Shirts must have sleeves (semi & formal)

Shirts must remain on (all dances)

Dress pants or slacks, no jeans (formal)

No caps/beanies (semi & formal), bandanas, chains or canes (all dances)

The dress code will remain the same for non-formal dances excluding the formal attire requirement.

If you are unsure if your attire meets these dress standards, please check with Dean of Students prior to the day of the event. Students not meeting these standards will not be allowed into event until they comply. If they refuse, parents/guardians will be notified.

Talent Show Rules and Regulations (Coffee House, Movie Night, Game Night)



2023-24 School Year

Coffee House:  Friday, October 20, 2023, 4:30-6:30 pm  Black Box Theatre - Rehearsal required for performers. 

Coffee House:  Friday, February 23, 2024, 4:30-6:30pm Black Box Theatre - Rehearsal Required for performers. 

Movie Night: Friday, March 8, 2024, Time and location TBD

Game Night: Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:30-8:30 pm, Small Gym

 Rules and Regulations

  1. Performers Must Be Part of a Particular Group
    1. Participation in the talent show is limited to members of the school.
  2. One individual Entry Per Performer
    1. Students are limited to one individual performance per event, unless the show is a competition with more than one rounds.
  3. One Group Entry Per Performer
    1. Students are limited to one group performance per event, unless the show is a competition with more than one rounds.
  4. Safe and Family-Friendly
    1. Odyssey ECCO talent shows require that acts be family-friendly -- no profanity, sex, nudity or violence, or disparaging comments are allowed. They must also be safe, as our talent shows forbid acts that involve fire or in which the performers risk injury.
  5. Time Limit
    1. Odyssey ECCO talent shows have a time limit for acts. The limit varies by show but most require that an acts run no longer than five minutes.
  6. Acts Provide Their Own Props
    1. Performers are generally required to provide their own props. For singers and dancers, this can mean their own instrumental accompaniment, while acrobats and contortionists are required to provide their own mats. Sometimes, a talent show may permit a family member to provide accompaniment for a performer.
  7. Performers Must Attend a Rehearsal
    1. All performers are usually required to attend a rehearsal. This allows sponsors a chance to preview the acts and to help identify potential problems or rule violations before the actual show.
  8. Final Decisions
    1. Odyssey ECCO reserves the right to cancel or restrict a particular performance, even if the performance does not violate a rule. The decisions made by sponsor or the show’s management in setting rules or evaluating a performance are usually considered final and are not subject to complaint or alteration.