Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleFashion & Accessories · 8 months ago

What's the difference between a winter formal and prom?

5 Answers

  • Kaz
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Prom is at the end of the school year, and winter formal is in the winter.

  • -
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Winter formal, also called Winterfest, Winter Ball, Sweethearts, Christmas Ball, Snow Ball, Queen of Hearts Dance, or simply Formal, is a dance held by high schools in the United States, Nigeria and Canada. It takes place between homecoming and prom, usually between December and March. At some schools, this dance may supplement or replace a Sadie Hawkins dance.

    It has many of the same characteristics as a prom with a band to play music and catering service.

    This dance is often provided to high school students as a school-sponsored event for the long period between Homecoming in Autumn and prom in May. The influence of Christmas or New Year's Eve formal events and Valentine's Day may pique students' interest in holding their "own" dance during this time.

    It is thought in some cases as a "pre-prom" dance, and is often not held at the school if the school can afford to hold it elsewhere.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    one is a prom and one isnt

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    There may not be any in terms of "fanciness" and dress. There's no hard and fast definition for either event.

    However, winter formals tend to take place in  the winter, obviously.  Proms are more often held in the spring, nearer to the end of the school year.

    How these are otherwise differentiated is up to the school.

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  • 8 months ago

    Prom is usually the last such event of a school year.

    Winter formal obviously happens earlier in the year than that.

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