Don’t throw the night away

Etiquette suggestions and advice for the Homecoming Dance.


Luke Soule, Multimedia Editor

The McIntosh High School homecoming dance is on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the MHS gym from 7-10 p.m. While “glowing the night away,” students should keep in mind the proper behavior and attire.

Dress Attire
When attending the dance, wearing heels or leather bottom shoes are not permitted as the soles would scratch up the gym floor. It is recommended to wear sneakers or rubber bottom shoes; but please, please don’t go barefoot. It will only lead to injuries.
“Outfits that restrict large movements are probably not great for HoCo,” junior Natalia Cho said. Since the homecoming dance is not an extremely formal event, students should be aware that outfits that are not bulky or flamboyant can impede movement at a dance where people are going to be moving around a lot.

Making an Entrance
The homecoming dance starts at 7 p.m., and will end at 10 p.m.; however, no guests will be permitted after 8 p.m. Students should be reminded that the $25 tickets should be purchased by Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m., and all students need to fill out the homecoming dance google form.
“I’ll probably get ready like 30 [minutes] before HoCo starts,” Cho said. It is not recommended to cram in preparation for the dance, so be sure to be ready an hour or more in advance to alleviate stress and have a great night.

Behavioral Etiquette
On the dance floor, students should be reminded to behave in a thoughtful manner and maintain respect for school property and school rules. School rules still apply, so there should be no throwing of any items such as water bottles or food, and the removal of clothing is not permitted (i.e. taking off a shirt with nothing underneath).

“Last year we had some problems, but I don’t think there will be as much chaos this time,” junior Matthew Dellatorre said.

Making an Exit
The dance ends at 10 p.m., in which students should leave or be picked up by 10:15 p.m. Loitering outside after 10:15 p.m. is not allowed. For those who don’t want the night to end, students are welcome to continue the fun elsewhere.

“I tend to hang out with friends or at a friend’s house after,” junior Christian Clark said.