School House Rock

Ready, set...prepare!

Clare, Maria and my brother, Ryan, helped hang balloons.
Don't forget to decorate!

Now that you're done planning, you can prepare. Rent a hall or gym if you're not having it at your school. Then, book your DJ or band. If they're not available, try your other choices.

Make sure you get the word out! Hang up posters and flyers advertising your dance, tell other schools about it, and make sure the students in your school tell their friends.

Make sign up sheets and tickets if necessary. Send them to other schools.

If you have a large school or many people are coming, you can assign committees or groups.

Do any cleaning or setting up that is needed, decorate, and pick up food, unless you're cooking it.

Problems can arise, but hopefully you'll be prepared to find a solution. It rained and snowed the night of our dance, in fact, it was practically a blizzard. But that didn't stop kids from coming!

Everyone showed tremendous school spirit and we still had a great turnout. As one student said, “I wasn't about to let a little snow stop me from coming to my school's first dance. It should've been a snowflake dance.”

Sara, Danielle, Karlee and me at the dance.
Dances are fun!

Enjoy!

Whew! You worked hard, so why not have a little fun? Call up your friends and dance the night away.

Request songs and have a blast, while making money for your school. Don't forget to take lots of pictures! You can use them in the yearbook or put them on display in school.

With the right amount of planning and enough help and creativity, you can save money, make a good profit, and make your school dance a night to remember!

My school's first dance was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves, even the volunteers. An unexpected surprise is that the dance brought our school closer together.

One student that attended said, “It was one of the best dances that I've ever been to!”

Don't stop

What does Chad recommend for formal dance ticket prices?

Same as regular dance ticket prices

Twice regular dance ticket prices

Half of regular dance ticket prices

Heads, high--tails, low

Dances are easier than you might think, and your dance can be just as successful. After you have a dance, don't stop there. There are many ways that kids can help their schools make money.

Be creative and come up with your own ideas. The steps are similar for all fundraisers.

Just write your ideas down, present them to your principal, and get out and do it. Don't be afraid to put your plans into action!

True or False: The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, has a driveway in the shape of a guitar. Click Andrew's head for the answer.
TRUE: His home in Nashville, Tennessee has a guitar shaped driveway and is now a museum still furnished the way it was in 1836 during Jackson's retirement.
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Chad
Age 13
Johnstown, PA
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"THis story is a perfect source of information and soemthing i will recomend to all readers!"
topdog3, Ms, Age 12

"It's a great way to meet people, and there are even more good things: make money for the school, learn new skills when you volunteer, build relationships with the people you are friends with already AND with people you don't know, and have fun."
izzy, OH, Age 16

"This would actually be a good stoy for those who really don't have friends.So for those who do not have friends can actually make some.Then they can dance,and talk all night until the dance is over."
kmhiller1999, oh, Age 12

"haha thats my brother!"
rking9895, PA, Age 14

"cool"
Megan, AI, Age 11

"i have never been to a dance, but sounds fun!"
krb95, FL, Age 12

"Dances are fun! Good story."
Loose Goose, WI, Age 13

"this sounds like a great idea!"
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