Junior Prom was a couple of weeks ago. (I can’t believe my daughter is a junior!)
Junior Prom is a pretty big deal in our little town. All sorts of traditions make it special for each student who wants to be involved. There is a promenade for each night of the prom (boy’s choice and girl’s choice). Every student who wants to participate (my daughter didn’t want to) is announced as _________ the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whatever escorted by __________ the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whatever. The couple walks across the gym and takes their designated seats. When everyone has been announced, the students do a choreographed dance for the audience.
After that, the first dance of the night is reserved for a father/daughter and mother/son dance.
I love the tradition of starting the date with a dance with your parent. Practically the whole town turns out and it’s one of those special traditions/rites of passage. Even though my daughter
refused opted out of the promenade, she still began the evening dancing with her dad.
Her aunts were there to support her. My little niece was fascinated by the all the princes, and princesses. The crowning of the king and queen was the highlight of the evening for her. So cute.
My two girls.
Her date found her shortly after the dance with her dad, and they agreed to let me snap a picture. I made sure to get a picture of the Eiffel tower in the background that my daughter spent all week stringing and restringing with lights! I know it’s a lot of work, but Junior Prom here is a great tradition that I hope endures forever.