A "ball" or "dance" that is formal and most commonly held during the junior and senior years of high school. A popular and anticipated event to the lives of many students, where tradition goes a date is taken, dresses are bought and tuxedoes and limos are usually rented, complete with expensive preparation that include trips to salons, boutiques, hotels, etc. A pre-photo shoot and dinner are common amongst large parties or regular dates. Held usually in a school gymnasium, or if the student government has some money, a hotel, country club, or even a boat. Hip-hop or mainstream music is usually played, complete with dancing or socializing in a decorated or themed setting. A prom king or queen that have been elected days before the prom are crowned. Proms usually end with an after party or dinner.
Student #1: Hey tell me about the prom coming up!
Student #2: Well, my date is Michael, and we're matching with the colors red and white. We're gonna have dinner with my friends at Olive Garden. The prom theme is something tropical. The court nominees are Ashley, Shannon, Michelle, Adrian, Jordan, and Jacob. I'm gonna vote for Ashley and Jake. Afterward, I'm heading to Ashley's party. I'm so excited!
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