How To Prevent Stolen School Funds!

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

November 29, 2019


Unfortunately, many schools across the country have experienced some type of student activity funds being stolen from them. If you google, “stolen school funds,” you’ll see a list of stories about it. Seriously, it’s ridiculous! There has to be a way schools can ensure their school activity funds aren’t getting stolen. My School Dance has you covered!


Our platform specializes in helping schools manage dances and events in a more organized and efficient way. One of our main features is online ticket sales. We pride ourselves on this because of how secure the ticket sales are for schools. Schools can choose to have direct deposit set up or choose to receive checks bi-weekly, monthly, or even after the dance! By using direct deposit, My School Dance doesn’t see the money at all. Once a ticket is purchased, the money goes directly into the school’s account right away! You don’t have to wait a week or so for the book keeper to go to the bank to deposit it.


This is also beneficial because it eliminates the problem of students or teachers selling dance tickets during their lunch hour or before/after school. Many schools still use a cashbox and have teachers or students handling the money. That could be thousands of dollars depending on the price of the dance tickets. This is usually how a lot of money is stolen. On top of this, students and teachers aren’t getting a lunch hour to actually eat and enjoy themselves.


Unlike other school dance managing platforms, My School Dance uses Stripe, who’s the same payment processor that Amazon, Facebook, and Opentable use! By setting your school up for direct deposit, you won’t run into the issue of potentially losing your money. Plus, you’ll receive your money right away and will be able to use it to purchase decorations, put down deposits on a venue, pay the DJ, etc.


Start managing dances the smarter and more secure way. Students work hard for big events like Prom and they deserve a night out. Don’t risk the chance of your funds being stolen by managing your dance the old-fashioned way. My School Dance is free for all schools to use. We want to make the lives easier on our teachers and students, not more complicated! Check us out today!


Want some more tips regarding school events? Check these blog posts out too: How To Hire The Right DJ For Your School, How To Create A School Dance Budget, and Top 5 Places To Get Your School Dance Decorations!


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Stephanie Hamilton


Top 5 Prom 2020 Trends You Need To Know Before You Shop!

Thursday, 21 November, 2019

November 22, 2019


It may seem like it’s too early to be thinking about your Prom dress, but it’s not! After the holidays, Prom is right around the corner!¬†Figuring out the hottest trends for dresses is always one of my favorites things to figure out for the year. 2020 is definitely going to be a year that will stand out for Prom dresses. Some of the trends technically aren’t even dresses!


Before you go out and find your dream Prom dress, you’ll want to take a look at some of these game-changing trends that are going to be the next big thing for Prom. Choose which trend will make you stand out in the crowd!


#1 Jumpsuit

You may be thinking, “this isn’t even a dress?” That’s okay! You can find such elegant looking jumpsuits nowadays. They’ll look just as formal as any other dress. Just dress it up with some heels, jewelry, an up-do and you’ll be set! Plus, they’re so much more comfortable to move around in and you don’t have to worry about it being too short!


#2 Ballgown

Honestly, this is my favorite Prom dress ever. The ballgown will always be trending for Prom. When you put on one of these big dresses, you feel like a Princess! A lot of these dresses will have delicate patterns on them such as lace, floral, sparkles, and more. Find the perfect design for you and waltz around like a Princess at Prom 2020.


#3 Iridescent

Add some shimmer to your prom dress this year! There are so many dresses out there that are silver, gold, and even iridescent. You also can never go wrong with a shimmery rainbow looking dress. These types of dresses will definitely make you the center of attention!


#4  Overskirts

Looking for a longer dress style this year? Try a dress with an overskirt! They add a long, elegant feeling to the look. Try to get a more fitted dress so the overskirt can really stand out!


#5 Embroidery

This adds a simple, yet pretty feeling to the dress. It makes your dress look more creative and really stands out compared to normal patterns. A lot of the Prom 2020 dresses that use embroidery use floral designs. This will be the big hit this year! You can find floral embroider dresses in all sorts of colors too!


There are so many potential Prom dress options, it may seem overwhelming. Don’t get frustrated though. Check out some of the hottest trend dresses and start there! Figure out which dress fits your personality style the best. Prom is one of the most important events during high school so you want it to be perfect!


Want more tips for your school’s upcoming Prom? Check out these blog posts too: How to Cut the Ultimate Prom-Planning Timeline in Half, 5 Ways to Manage Event Planning Stress, and Decoration Ideas for your School’s Spring Fling!


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Stephanie Hamilton


10 Ways To Ask Your Date To Winter Formal!

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

November 15, 2019


School dance proposals are now the hottest thing when it comes to a school dance. You need to make sure you make your proposal worth-while in order to get your date to say, “Yes!” Try to correlate your Winter Formal proposal with a winter theme. Here’s 10 different unique ideas for you to try:


Christmas Lights

Write out “Winter Formal?” using Christmas lights for your date. This is simple and a holiday themed idea to keep the mood going.



Write “Winter Formal?” in snow with snow paint. You can take your date sledding, skiing, snowboarding, etc. and have it written out then!


Hot Chocolate Mug

Make them a custom hot chocolate mug with “Winter Formal?” written on it. You can get these custom made from Etsy!


Balloon Surprise

Add a bouquet of balloons in a box with a note tied at the bottom saying “Will you go to Winter Formal with me?” Leave it on their doorstep and watch them be surprised!

Message In A Bottle

A super simple idea would be getting a vintage looking bottle and writing a message that goes inside it. You can add other cute notes or decor inside it as well to make it look more festive.


Christmas Production

Take your date to see a local Christmas production and beforehand ask the production staff if they can hold a sign at the end of the performance asking if your date will go to Winter Formal with you.


Bake A Cake

Bake your date a festive cake or go to a local bakery and buy one. Create a sign or a note that says, “Going to Winter Formal with you would be the icing on the cake!” Cheesy, but always a good way to ask!


Tea-lights In The Snow

Set up mini tea-lights or some type of lights outside your date’s house and spell out “Winter Formal?” Call them and tell them to come outside!



Take your date to a Christmas festival or event that’s going on. Plan a flashmob in the middle of it and come out and ask them then!



Dress up as a fairytale Prince or Princess and ask them to be your “Prince or Princess at Winter Formal?” This could be really cute if done correctly!


Personally, these are some of my favorite Winter Formal proposals. They’re all fairly easy to pull off so choose your favorite one and start planning now! If you use one of these, send us pictures of your proposal and we’ll feature them on our social media channels!


Want more ideas for your school’s Winter Formal dance? Check out these blogs too: Hottest Winter Formal Dance Themes, How To Hire The Right DJ For Your School Dance, and How To Plan The Perfect Winter Formal Dance!


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Thanksgiving Activities For High Schoolers!

Thursday, 7 November, 2019

It’s always fun to include some sort of thanksgiving activity into your lesson plan during the holiday season. A lot of teachers find it more difficult to find certain activities for high school students rather than elementary or middle school students. That’s why My School Dance wanted to cover some fun, yet very educational activities for those students! Check them out below:



Thanksgiving Lesson Plans:

  • Explore the history of the voyage of the Mayflower, the Mayflower Compact, Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving.
  • Have students read and analyze the different versions of the first Thanksgiving story. Split them up into groups to work as a team.
  • Have math students explore comparison shopping and credit card use on Black Friday.




  • Encourage students to come up with an idea for a community service project since Thanksgiving is about giving, not receiving.
  • Choose some Thanksgiving topics such as “Should stores be open on Thanksgiving” or “Is Thanksgiving offensive to Native Americans” or “Turkey or Ham on Thanksgiving?” Then have students debate in front of the class.
  • Have students write a short story, poem, or script about a time someone learned to be thankful.



Instead of doing the same old activity every year, change it up! Students love having something new in the classroom, especially when it puts them in the holiday spirit. All of these activities can be done solo or in a group! Test some out and let us know how they worked for you!


Want some more tips for your school? You’ll want to read these blogs too: Fall Activities For All Ages, 3 Keys To Effective Classroom Management, and How To Plan A Pinterest Party!


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