Dance Requires Extensive Student Preparation
Prom is the biggest dance of the year; therefore, requires more preparation than smaller dances such as homecoming and winter formal.
Gwen Hahn, 2016 WHS alumni, attended Prom last year as a senior. She comments on the preparation for prom by saying, “It is important that you make sure your hair appointment is at a decent time. You also need to figure out how you are going to do your makeup, and who you want to go with. Most importantly, you have to find the perfect dress.”
Jenna Thorne (12) would agree with Hahn about what goes into preparing for the dance. “For girls, you first have to find a dress, then if you’re going with a date you need to make sure they color coordinate with you. Girls usually spend a while getting nails, makeup, and hair done the day of prom,” Thorne said.
Along with the personal preparation, much goes into the planning if going with a group. “You also have to organize where you and your group are going to eat and take pictures. This is the most difficult part because not everyone will agree,” Thorne said.
Erica Miller, who attended prom as a junior last year, says the weeks leading up to the dance can get pretty stressful.
“You want everything to be perfect, so the preparation can get really stressful. From finding a date, to Grand March, the smallest of details can go wrong, but once you are finally at the dance surrounded by your friends, you realize everything fell into place,” Miller said.
Though much work goes into preparing for Prom, it all seems worth it to those involved.