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School Dances


Summary Statement:  School dances are extracurricular, admission charging events typically open to all grade levels (NBMS only).  Some special dances have additional restrictions. Participation is not based on any particular class enrollment.  Behavior restrictions apply. Interested students should see any teacher.

A few reminders about NBMS school dances: 

  1. students who have been assigned or who have served after-school detention (ASD), in-school suspension (ISS) or out-of-school suspension (OSS) in the 2 weeks prior to a dance are not eligible to attend.   School conduct expectations apply.  While we will compile a list on the day of the dance, students should be aware of their own discipline records.
  2. student dances begin at 3:30 p.m. and are over by 5:00 p.m.  Students must be picked-up on time.  Students not picked-up by 5:15 will not be permitted to attend other dances.
  3. while most dances are on "Dress Down" days, students may bring extra clothes for the dance.  Students should follow the rules for "Dress Down" explained in the 2016-17 Uniform Dress Code policy for New Bridge Middle School.
  4. dancing must be clean and in keeping with school values (no close dancing, no displays of affection, no obscene or vulgar movements).
  5. school rules apply before, during, and after school dances and whether or not the school dance is on school property.  (All standard school dances for 2016-17 will be at the NBMS gym).
  6. admission to standard school dances is $3.00.  Food and soda may be purchased for $2.00.  
  7. parents interested in serving as chaperones should email Mrs. Padgett (AP) at
Dates for 2016-2017 School Dances (All Grades):
  • Friday, October 14, 2016  (hosted by PTO, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 (hosted by 6th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, February 10, 2017(hosted by 8th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, May 12, 2017  (hosted by 7th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders) 
Dates for 2016-2017 SPECIAL School Dances:
  • Friday, November 18, 2016- FUN RUN DANCE  (a free dance for students participating in the Fun Run and raising at least $15.00; other students may attend with $3 admission, however, the 2 week discipline window is in place for paid attendees)
  • Friday, May 2017- The 8th Grade Annual Dance (a dance for 8th graders and their guests only.  This dance is typically held at the Jacksonville Country Club.  More information will be shared with 8th grade homeroom as the date nears.)
Two Week Discipline Windows:
  • For October 14, 2016, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Oct. 3 and Oct. 14.
  • For November 18, 2016, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Nov. 7 and Nov. 18
  • For December 9, 2016, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Nov. 28 and Dec. 9. 
  • For February 10, 2017, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Jan 30 and Feb. 10.
  • For May 12, 2017, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between May 1 and May 12.
Dress Down Dress Code (for dances and other dress down activities)

For dances, students have the option to change clothes and to dress casually, including wearing jeans and T-shirts. Please adhere to the following dress code rules:

  • T-shirts are permitted; however, no offensive or suggestive material on any piece of clothing is allowed.
  • No sleeveless tops or shirts, low necklines, spaghetti straps, shoulder- baring, midriff-baring or revealing tops or open back shirts may be worn. 
  • Modest and appropriate is the goal (no see-through material, no midriff or underwear showing).
  • Overly short apparel is not permitted.  Skirts, skorts and shorts must be at least fingertip length, even if leggings are worn under a skirt.
  • Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are permitted; however, Crocs, flip-flops, mules, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • No low necklines or tight fitting tops, pants, shorts, etc.
  • No cut-offs, frays or clothing with holes/slits above fingertip length.
  • No sagging or bagging.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building. 


Watch the 2015 8th Grade Dance Video Below...


Watch the 2014 8th Grade Dance Video Below...


Watch the 2013 8th Grade Dance Video Below...

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