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Old 04-29-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Westchester County
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These dances should be allowed ONLY during the senior year of high school. If the kids need to have a dance make it formal age appropriate dress.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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These dances should be allowed ONLY during the senior year of high school. If the kids need to have a dance make it formal age appropriate dress.
What are "these" dances? This was an 8th grade dance - hard to have it as a senior in high school. Are you saying there should be no dances until 12th grade?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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These dances should be allowed ONLY during the senior year of high school. If the kids need to have a dance make it formal age appropriate dress.
I was in middle school in the 60's. We had a LOT of dances back then in the Paleolithic Era. Friday night was dance night in the gym. The parents loved it because it gave us something to do which meant we weren't out burning down the Bank of America. (60's joke.) Why can't middle school kids have a dance?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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”Young ladies should wear a skirt, dress with straps or a dressy pants outfit.”

"Dressy pants outfit", not just "pants". That sounds formal to me. It sounds to me like the school wants them to dress up, but not dress up too much. I agree with the parents, the school is being too picky. They are making it difficult for the parents to figure out what to dress their kids in.

It's the school that is causing the problems. Why is a Middle School having a dance like this anyway? When I went to Jr. High School we had sock hops. Girls were supposed to wear a blouse and skirt. Seems much more appropriate for that age group.

But if you are going to have formal dance in a Middle School, then shut up and stop complaining about girls wearing formal dresses.
There's a difference between semi-formal and formal. At a formal, girls DO NOT wear pants.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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There's a difference between semi-formal and formal. At a formal, girls DO NOT wear pants.
This tends to be geographical. Rules of dress are really loosy goosy here. Girls, do indeed, wear pants at "formals". Lesbian girls wear tuxedos, sporty girls wear pant suits...
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Generally speaking you will see many beautiful and formal pants outfits at "Formal" functions in Washington D.C. and NYC. They are usually black with some bling and with flowing lines, not so much structured pants suits.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Generally speaking you will see many beautiful and formal pants outfits at "Formal" functions in Washington D.C. and NYC. They are usually black with some bling and with flowing lines, not so much structured pants suits.
What are their dates wearing? Betting that khakis and polo shirts wouldn't be acceptable.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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This tends to be geographical. Rules of dress are really loosy goosy here. Girls, do indeed, wear pants at "formals". Lesbian girls wear tuxedos, sporty girls wear pant suits...
I live in the land of casual, and at formals you will see very, very, very few girls wearing pants. Even the biggest tomboys don't wear them. Of course, most dances aren't formal out here.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I live in the land of casual, and at formals you will see very, very, very few girls wearing pants. Even the biggest tomboys don't wear them. Of course, most dances aren't formal out here.
<Shrug> You apparently, live somewhere different than where I live. That and a 10 spot will get you a Starbucks.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: here
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This tends to be geographical. Rules of dress are really loosy goosy here. Girls, do indeed, wear pants at "formals". Lesbian girls wear tuxedos, sporty girls wear pant suits...
I have seen nothing that indicates that this was to be a formal dance. I have seen clearly written guidelines for how to dress. A girl in a formal would look silly with a boy in khakis.
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