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Dances/Prom Policy


Dances are open to all Bordentown Regional High School students and their registered guests only. A host student may sponsor only one guest who is a high school student. The host student is responsible for the proper behavior of his/her guest. Guests must be registered no later than the Friday afternoon prior to the dance.  All guests must be under the age of 21 on the date of the dance.  Students may be required to show their identification card before they will be granted admittance. The hours for the dances will be from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. No student will be admitted to a dance after 8:00 P.M.  Any student who leaves the dance early will not be permitted back on school grounds. All school rules will apply during dances.  Students under the age of 16 will not be permitted to leave a dance without parent permission. 

All students and their guests should complete a dance contract before attending the dance.  All dance styles must comply with standards of modesty and safety.  The faculty and the administration in attendance will be the final judge of the appropriateness of the dance style.  Inappropriate dancing is defined by any overtly sexual or suggestive movements that mimic or emulate sexual acts or motions or otherwise dangerous dancing.  Inappropriate dancing includes, but is not limited to, the following: slam dancing, moshing, freaking, booty dancing (including prone, hip to hip, grinding, juking, and “sandwich” dancing).

Students who intend to participate in at the Dance/Prom must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Misconduct at school sponsored activity
  2. If a student is suspended for possession, consumption, and/or being under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance at a school-sponsored activity,s/he will not be permitted to attend the Dance/Prom.
  3. Disciplinary eligibility
  4. The following disciplinary actions taken against a student will keep that student from attending a dance:

(1)   Any single out-of-school suspension that totals more than 5 days.

(2)   Two out-of-school suspensions.

(3)   Out-of-school suspensions and in-school suspensions that amount to four incidences.

(4)   Two truancies, as defined by the attendance policy in the student handbook.

  1. Scholastic eligibility
  2. The student must be eligible per existing policy as determined by Board Policy #6130 (Not eligible to attend a dance if student failed two [2] or more courses at the end of the previous marking period.)


Attendance Reminder:

Any student who wishes to attend any school dance or the prom must be present to school on the day of the dance.  Students on non-credit status for any class may not participate in any extracurricular activities or interscholastic athletics.