Evening Gown Guidelines
- No plunging necklines that show cleavage.
- No bare or sheer backs below a normal bra-line.
- Dresses must cover the knee. Similarly, a long dress may not have a slit that extends above the knee.
- No front, side, or back cut-outs or sheer panels. These must be lined with fabric that is not skin-toned and not sheer.
- Strapless gowns are permitted as long they stay in place.
- Two-piece gowns are permitted as long as your midriff does not show with your arms raised above your head.
- No slip dresses. The fabric must have some weight and structure.
- No long trains that will drag on the floor.
- Appropriate undergarments must be worn and must not show.
If your dress is observed to be in violation of our dress code, we will contact your parents to bring appropriate coverup clothing before you are allowed into the ballroom.
As always, if you have any concerns about a particular evening gown, please feel free to use our contact form HERE. We would much rather address potential issues with your gown before the event than at the event.
Dance Class Guidelines
- Casual, clean, lightweight, comfortable clothes are appropriate.
- Shorts must be at least fingertip length.
- Skirts or dresses must be at least knee-length. You will be sitting on the floor at times, and turning quickly when you dance.
- Proper undergarments must be worn and must not show.
- No bare midriffs, bare backs, sheer tops, plunging necklines, or shirts with open sides. Beware of very loose tops that reveal too much when spinning, or shirts that are too short when you raise your arms.
- If you choose to wear an oversize T-shirt, please make sure your shorts are still visible.
- No flip flops or slides. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes that will not fall off while dancing backwards. Feel free to wear the shoes you want to wear at Formal to break them in and test them out.
- Practice good hygiene. Wear deodorant and please do not come directly from sports events without cleaning up first.
I Timothy 2:9-10 says, “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.”
One of the distinctive features of the Christian Homeschool Formal is our high standard of conduct and dress. Our history shows that this brings out the very best in our students and fosters an environment of respect for self and for others.