My date was grand. I got all dressed up in my dream dress made by my mom. Then I drove down to Monroe, and when I got there I found a romantic Chinese dinner! (And a dashing date, obviously). Then we went to the High School gym of course. Where else would you hold prom?
Then they begin with the introductions of the juniors. For example, "Chrissy Adams, daughter of John and Linda Adams, escorted by Frank Higgins, son of Brian and Juney Higgins" The couple then parades down the prom floor to claps and cheers (mostly from their boisterous seminary teacher). Repeat for all 83 juniors (this totaled for about 60 couples). Once all introductions had been made the juniors performed the promenade. Twice. Once with the mood lighting, and then once with all the lights on so everyone could take pictures. Eric was very proud of his student who choreographed this dance number.
It was great because everyone did the dance, goth and jock and nerd alike--and they all LOVED it. Oh, and I was thrilled with all of the modesty. I could count on two hands the immodest dresses.
Then came time for the announcing of the royalty. That was very special, and one of Eric's sweet wonderful students was named Prom queen. She reacted with every bit of surprise and shock and joy and sincerity one could expect. After that they had the royalty dance with the 4 couples, and then half way through the song the deejay announced, "Juniors, it is now time for the parents dance." All the juniors then went and found their parents, and soon the dance (gym) floor was filled with nearly every member of Monroe, UT dancing away. It was GREAT. When that was finished the 'dance' part of prom began.
My favorite was the joke the refreshment people played on everyone. Blue slushies?? All the glamorous girls and dashing guys looked great with blue mouths :)
It was such a great night!!! I kept saying to Eric, "This is our real life! This is our real life!" Especially small-town charmed when a woman two bleachers down from us said, "Are you the new seminary teacher? You just have the look." Oh wow, it was just a dream-come-true kinda night. I'd never heard of Junior Prom going anything like this, but I found myself charmed and in love with the whole affair!