Canton High School
Dance Rules & Guidelines
Dear CHS Students and Families:
With homecoming a little more than a month away, it is a good time to review appropriate attire for Canton High School dances. Homecoming is a semi-formal event and Prom is considered a formal event and both generally require the same attire with some minor differences.
Appropriate Homecoming Attire: Many of the concerns related to dances involve student attire. It is customary for young men attending the homecoming dance to wear a jacket and tie however, dress pants and a dress shirt, or nice jeans and a dress shirt are acceptable. Young ladies may wear dresses, skirts, dress pants, or nice jeans. Dresses may be of the “two-piece" variety so long as the gap between the two pieces is no larger than two-inches when the student is standing with arms at their side. Strapless and backless dresses are allowed so long as coverage is school appropriate as listed in the school dress code.
Appropriate Prom Attire: Prom is a formal dance and jeans are not allowed for either young men or young ladies.
Per the student handbook;
a) Coats,hats, bandanas or other head coverings, gloves, sunglasses and other forms of outerwear apparel are to be removed upon entering the building. They are to be placed in student lockers and not worn in the building during the school day.
b) Proper fitting clothing is to be worn. Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist. Sagging pants that expose any portion of an undergarment, whether the student is standing or sitting, are prohibited.
c) Male and female students must wear proper fitting clothing that completely covers the body, whether the student is sitting or standing, from the shoulders to mid-thigh (two piece, backless, and strapless dresses as described above are permitted for dances). Blouse/shirt necklines must be above the underarm level. Undergarments are not to be visible.
d) Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.
e) The wearing of apparel depicting alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual connotations, obscenities, violence, ethnic or racial slurs, and/ or superiority is prohibited.
Conduct: Conduct that is appropriate for school should be modeled at all times. This includes language appropriate for the school setting. Dancing is permitted, of course; however, excessive body contact such as "grinding" is not permissible. Dancers should remain face-to-face when dancing. Inappropriate public displays of affection are also prohibited. Once a student leaves the dance re-entry will not be permitted.
CHS dances are for students in high school, up to and including, nineteen (19) years old. Guest forms must be completed for all non-CHS students and are due three (3) days prior to the dance.
These and all other rules found in the student handbook are in effect for the duration of the dance. Our goal is that all students have a great experience that is consistent with appropriate school conduct. All of the expectations apply to non-CHS guests as well. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.
Michael Lindy, Principal
Canton High School