What is Prom?
Initially it was a tradition from the United States, as a formal dance or gathering of students, but now also seen in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and many more other countries.
Prom is the short version of the word Promenade, or Promotional Dance. It was suggested to be the celebration of students being promoted from one grade to another, or one school or another.
It is believed that proms may have existed from the end of the 1800s in colleges. With time it went from college gatherings to high school extravaganzas. It may have also been used to announce the engagement of the "best couple".
In 1900s, prom was a simple tea dance, where high school seniors wore their best Sunday outfits. From there, in the 1920s and 1930s, prom became an annual banquet where students wore party clothes and danced afterwards. It was around the 1950s that proms became more elaborate and extravagant with the best dress, best form of transportation and best date apart from beautifully decorated halls, bands playing and etc.
The high school proms were seen as a debutante ball, a night of firsts, like the first adult social event for teenagers, the first time taking the family car out at night, the first time dressing up, the first time having sex (wink wink) and etc. It signified the students were taking an important step into a new stage of their lives.
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