What's the difference between a winter formal and prom?
- KazLv 64 weeks ago
Prom is at the end of the school year, and winter formal is in the winter.
- -Lv 64 weeks 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.
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
one is a prom and one isnt
- LiliLv 74 weeks 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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- skeptikLv 74 weeks ago
Prom is usually the last such event of a school year.
Winter formal obviously happens earlier in the year than that.