We love our Spring Formal.
It’s a wonderful way to end a school year. Our students show their dance moves to an adoring crowd. We give awards to staff members. We get to see Perfectly Polished graduates again as they return to assist as floor leaders. As we watch them help current students find their dance partners and make sure everyone has a fun, safe time, we are so proud.
We held our first Spring Formal in a school gym in 1990 with 98 students. This year, we filled UGA’s Stegeman Coliseum with around 3,000 people to watch 600 students dance.
The theme was “A Night of Thrills,” which meant that students danced to songs ranging from Harry Potter music to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” —complete with hilarious costumes and the immediately recognizable choreography from the video. It was a hit! (No one can accuse our dance of being boring.)
Nights like these remind us of something important: learning manners and social dance is FUN.