2014 Western Alamance NJROTC NAVY BALL October 17 th 1830 at the Alamance Country Club
Navy Ball Celebrating the 239 th “Birthday” of the Navy October 13 th 1775 when our Navy was founded. Formal, Elegant Ball including: – Receiving Line – Naval Ceremony – Dinner – Dancing
REMEMBER!!! THIS IS NOT PROM, Rules and regulations are set and you as a cadet or guest WILL follow all rules given. This is a formal MILITARY BALL not your regular school dance.
Must wear Uniform at all times No boutonniere Must have a proper haircut and clean shaved No piercings! Wearing medals and other awards are optional but not recommended Neat and pressed. No boots or street shoes.
Dress must be a LONG gown (at or below knee length) Slits up to knee allowed Back of dress must be above the small of the back No excessive cleavage or Strapless One strap dresses are O.K. but must stay up! No sheer (see-through) parts or sections of dress that reveal inappropriate areas (i.e. cleavage, midriff, thighs) DO NOT take off footwear (females may once dancing begins.) If unsure about dress, bring in a picture of you in it to show to Instructors
Lady’s Attire Think Elegant / Not Trashy Wear something that you will be comfortable in during all portions of the evening’s events. – Receiving Line – Pictures – Dinner – Dancing If it looks like lingerie, you are going home!
Bringing a Guest You are responsible for your guest’s conduct Must have approval from Instructor’s No JROTC drop outs Must be a person in H.S. Guest/parent consent forms required. Seniors this is your last WAHS Navy Ball.
Must have a BLACK tuxedo or suit Must wear a tie or bowtie. NO sneakers or street shoes Black dress shoes only NO baggy clothing Jacket worn during formal portion (may remove for dance.) Clean shave or properly trimmed beard and haircut
Be on time! Receiving Line opens at 6:30pm Female must be on the side of honor (right side) Cadet should introduce them self and their dates: “I am (rank)(name), This is my date (name)” & complimentary statement. Shake hands with the Commanders & Guest of Honor
Complimentary Statement should be a statement about your date that would give those in the receiving line a chance to start a conversation. Should be something that your mother would be proud of your date for. Example: I am Cadet Ensign Smith, this is my date Jane Doe. She plays first chair flute with the Western Alamance Band. Or: I am Cadet Ensign Smith, this is my date Jane Doe and she intends to attend Duke University and study psychology.
The food is a buffet, but don’t be greedy One plate at a time. Use silverware, not hands No Public Displays of Affection (i.e. kissing or sitting on laps) No chewing gum at any time NO DRAMA leave it at the door NO foul language Do not sit on tables or window ledges. Find a chair!
Gentlemen should hold open doors for ladies. Gentlemen should help the ladies with their seats. Wait until the entire table has returned from the buffet before you start eating. Use proper manners. When a lady leaves the table, the gentlemen at the table should stand. When a lady returns to the table, the gentlemen should stand.
NO DIRTY DANCING (i.e. grinding, sandwiching, freaking) Keep your feet on the floor NO moshing (pushing & shoving) NO being lifted onto shoulders or carried around by anyone at any time Be respectful to any and all instructors, chaperones, and fellow dancers