In an effort to promote a healthy, safe and enjoyable evening for all students and guests, the following procedures have been established for school-sponsored dances. All parents, students, and guests must read, understand, and sign this dance contract. We encourage families to discuss these rules and expectations together prior to the event.
- All students and guests must submit a signed dance contract prior to the receipt of any dance tickets. Forms will be made available prior to the sale of the tickets.
- All tickets must be obtained in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
- Students and guests who enter the dance must remain in the dance location until they are ready to leave the event. When leaving, students and guests must leave the grounds and may not return. Loitering is not permitted in parking areas.
- Students who do not drive themselves to the dance must be picked up within 15 minutes of the event’s conclusion.
- Guests may be required to show a valid picture ID to verify identity and eligibility.
The maximum age of eligibility for guests is 20 years old.
- Any person suspended or expelled from WJCC Schools, or any other school division, may not attend a dance or any other school function.
- Guests from another WJCC high school (or any outside school) must provide administrative clearance to host schools that confirms their good standing at their home school. A signed form must be submitted at the time of ticket purchase. This clearance must be received by the host school no later than 48 hours prior to the dance.
- Dress requirements are outlined below and will be included on the dance contract. The dress requirements will be enforced at the door. When in doubt, ask your event sponsors or administrators.
Semi-Formal Standards of Dress (Young men):
- Dress shirt with collar and sleeves, worn with a necktie (exception: tuxedo shirt with decorative buttons). Shirts must remain on and tucked inside waistband for the entire event.
- Dress pants (no jeans) with belt (exception: tuxedo with cummerbund).
- Jackets are desired, but optional.
- Hats, bandanas, chains, or canes are inappropriate.
- Appropriate shoes and socks.
Semi-Formal Standards of Dress (Young women):
- Dresses must extend to fingertip length
- Bare midriff and plunging necklines are inappropriate.
- The back of the dress may not be lower than the natural waistline.
- Sheer or see-through materials that expose thighs, excessive cleavage, or midriff are inappropriate.
- Dress slits may not be higher than fingertip length.
- Pantsuits must be of a formal nature (no jeans).
- Valuables should not be left unattended. While some dance events may incorporate a “coat check” station, it is advisable to secure all valuables prior to entering the event. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Students who dance inappropriately will be asked to leave the dance without refund and may be ineligible to attend the next school dance event. The following guidelines may be used for determining inappropriate dancing:
- Straddling the legs of a dance partner is inappropriate.
- Touching or “grinding” when dancing back-to-front is inappropriate.
- Simulated sexual movement or behavior is inappropriate.
- Touching of breasts, buttocks, or genitals is inappropriate.
- Both feet must remain firmly on the floor.
- Hands on waist or shoulders only.
- Hands may not touch the floor.
- “Moshing,” “grinding” and “twerking” are inappropriate.
- No multiple student “freak” dancing.
- Dancers must avoid excessive crowding on the dance floor.
Dance chaperones reserve the right of discretion and judgment when determining appropriate forms of dance and conduct at dance events. Parents will be notified if students have been asked to leave the dance.
- For some events, students and guests entering the dance may be issued a wristband. Those who dance in an inappropriate manner will be given one warning and the wristband will be removed. The second time a student or guest dances in an inappropriate manner, he or she will be asked to leave the dance.
- The WJCC Schools Student Code of Conduct applies to all participants at any school-sponsored activity — including school dances. Failure to comply with the rules may result in additional disciplinary action and denial of activity participation privileges.