Junior Boat Dance 2020

Update: 2020 Junior Boat Dance has been postponed. Learn more.

When: Friday, March 20, 2020

Where: The Bahia Hotel, William D. Evans Sternwheeler

Time: Check-in begins at 7:00 pm (boat departs at 8:00 pm). The Boat docks at the end of the evening at 10:30 pm. Students must be picked up by 10:30 pm.

Last day to buy tickets: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (or when tickets sell out). Due to the space limitation on the boat, tickets are expected to sell out prior to the deadline. If you are planning to attend this wonderful event, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. 

Ticket price: $75 each

NOTE: OLP student must purchase their own ticket prior to purchasing a guest ticket.

Off-Campus Guest Information

  • Off-Campus Date Applications can be accessed here. **OFF-CAMPUS GUEST DANCE APPLICATIONS must be completed in its entirety and returned in person to Mrs. Antolin. Applications will be accepted from March 5th through March 17th at 12:45pm
  • All guests must be approved before dance tickets can be purchased. (Tickets purchased for off-campus guests prior to approval may be denied entry and no refund given)
  • Since there is a limited number of tickets available for this event, off-campus guest tickets will not be sold until Thursday, March 5th to ensure that any OLP student who wishes to attend the dance will have the opportunity.

ATTIRE

Dress Code: It is VERY important to review the dress code guidelines prior to attending the dance. Attire that is inappropriate for the occasion or deviates from modesty in the judgment of a school administrator may result in being denied admission and/or a Saturday detention will be issued. 

Attending a Catholic school dance is optional. Attire must represent the modesty acceptable for a Catholic school dance. Guidelines will be strictly enforced.

The Junior Boat Dance is a Semi-Formal event. Attire that is inappropriate for the occasion or deviates from modesty in the judgment of a school administrator may result in being denied admission and/or a Saturday detention will be issued. Attire must represent the modesty acceptable for a Catholic school dance.

Each year, the most difficult task for administrators is the determination of modesty for students at school dances. Traditional interpretations are often at odds with fashion and cultural trends. Modesty is admittedly a subjective interpretation, but one which we have a duty to uphold. Students should, therefore, err on the side of modesty and formality and not put school administrators in the difficult position of upholding school standards. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and respect for the school dance rules.

Ladies: For ladies, a tasteful, elegant dress for a Catholic school dance is required. Dresses may not be shorter than 4 inches above the knee. This includes any slit.

  • Dresses that are too revealing, are skin tight or form-fitting, expose the midriff or cleavage, or are too short in length are not appropriate. Dresses may not be backless (below the elbow), may not be see-through or have cut-outs.  Please be modest with sheer material. A sheer layer that reveals more than 4 inches above the knee or a low cut neckline is not acceptable for a Catholic high school dance. If you purchase a dress with a slit that does not meet those guidelines, you will need to have the slit sewn. Covering a cut-out with fabric will not suffice unless that fabric is permanently sewn into the dress.
  • Dresses must not be low cut in the front. Be especially careful with halter-style dresses.
  • Dresses and jumpsuits must have straps.
  • Dresses must meet OLP requirements without the use of cover-ups (shawls, jackets, sweaters, etc).
  • Ladies may wear pantsuits/and dressy jumpsuits.

When selecting your attire for the evening, please remember it may be cold and windy on the boat. There are also steep stairs on the boat. Be mindful in your shoe selection as you will be on a boat, and shoes must stay on for the entire evening.

Gentlemen: are required to wear a long sleeve, button up, collared shirt with a regular tie or bow tie. They must wear dress pants (no jeans) with a belt or suspenders and a vest, sport coat, suit, or formal sweater. They must wear dress shoes. Tennis shoes are not permitted. Shirts should remain tucked in for the duration of the event.   

IMPORTANT: Students/and or their guests who are dressed inappropriately (which is determined at the discretion of the administrator/teacher at the event) will be denied admission without a refund and/or may receive a Saturday detention.

If you have questions about the appropriateness of your attire, please speak with Mrs. Susan Antolin, Student Activities Director. 

Download: Dance Agreement Form | Off-Campus Date Application

Junior Boat Dance Attire