Elements of the School Dance: The Committee

“Representing everyone can be difficult if you only plan for a clique or two.”

The committee has to represent all the students that may attend the event and get them excited about coming to the latest planned dance. A good committee leaves their bias at the door and allows for the group to take into account every student. The goal should be to serve every student not please every student. Serving every student includes making sure that the event has plenty of elements that a high percentage of ticket buyers will enjoy. The big job of the committee is to help students feel connected to the school. Get out there and connect to your student body. Find volunteers that can bring a fresh perspective to the event. Enjoy creating a wonderful event for your fellow students.

Q. How can your committee plan an event that will connect to a majority of your student body?

Q. Who are the different groups you have to consider serving. Do you know what they like or are you guessing?

Q: Is the committee a collective group of people that want the best for the students or themselves?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Pierce Brunson, Founder

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.
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Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

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Elements of the School Dance: The Sponsor

“You’re in the business of making the lives of others better through events. So prove it!”

The sponsor of the school dance is the leader. They are the adult that has decided to help the students have an event that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance of existing. They lead and guide the event in the direction to achieve desired results. The sponsor is well respected and understands that their event will be enjoyed by many but it is important to lead the way to a great event. Sponsors work tirelessly to keep the faith that students will support all the effort it takes to put an event on. Well before the first dime is spent the sponsor has to focus the direction for success. Sponsors are your teachers that do their daily job and then take on the responsibility of honoring tradition by giving their extra time and talents back. A great sponsor is rewarded with nonverbal feedback of smiles and laugher. Take a bow and get some rest. You are going to have to do it all over again next year.

Q: What are three most important goals that have to be accomplished by throwing this school dance?

Q: What will you do to ensure that a great event is delivered under your watch?

Q: What reward do you have ready for yourself when you achieve this greatness?

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC believes that high school event photography should be creative, cost effective for all students and accessible for years. Our system helps every student feel like the homecoming king, prom queen and valedictorian.

Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.
http://www.fireflyepe.com

Firefly Event Photography, Florida’s #1 high school event photography company for homecomings, proms, school events and graduations.

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

Pierce Brunson is a high school event consultant that owns Firefly Event Photography and Entertainment, LLC. He has 15+ years of experience working with high schools students, fund raising, success planning and college counseling. His goal is to help students to make their high school days memorable and keep their enthusiasm for life strong as they leave high school and follow the path of their choosing. Contact Pierce Brunson at (727) 599-6153 or pierce@fireflyepe.com to set up a meeting for more ideas of how to get your student committee on the right track to sell more tickets, create a great school dance and gain more positive student feedback. The consultations are free.

Coming Soon: “Dance Floor Empty?” The book about how the nine elements are important in creating a better environment for your school and increasing ticket sales for the high school dance. This covers many of ideas Pierce has used in his consultations to help struggling schools improve their events. It also includes the story of Pierce Brunson and the creation of Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment, LLC.

The High School Homecoming Dance

The high school homecoming is a great tradition in America. It aligns itself with the game of football and a week of celebrating the school and the students. After the game is played and the king and queen are announced it’s time to boogie on down at the dance.

These are iconic moments for a high school student. It is a night where you get to be in a club type setting and enjoy music and moments with friends. But before all of this happens there is a committee that plans such an event and has to decide everything from theme to refreshments. How does a group deliver the best for their student body? It starts with atmosphere. Not the atmosphere of the dance but atmosphere of the school. Is the school’s student body one that will enjoy the efforts of the committee or will they think the ticket price wasn’t worth it. There are three things I work to encourage committees to think about.
1.The diversity of students that will attend.
2.The music.
3.The memories after the dance.

Let’s take the first issue. Is your school diverse? Are there many different cultures at your school that have a strong voice? If so you may want to consider a DJ that can play something that connects to those groups. It doesn’t have to be all night but a set of three songs is always helpful.

Diversity is also socioeconomic. You will have many students that struggle to pay the $45 fee to the dance so you need to consider getting more bang for your buck. With our company Firefly Event Photography & Entertainment we focus on school events to help capture hundreds of images without charging huge prices. Our goal is to positively affect all students.

The music: Always a hot topic. I suggest visiting with the DJ and have them explain how they will connect with your students. Check out their references, their mixes on soundcloud.com, and their Facebook page.

The Memories: These are great times that most will want to look back on in 10 – 20 years. What is the student body doing to capture those memories? Work to figure out ways make sure the event is memorable. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone just focus on delivering excellent results.

It’s all about the experience. High school is four short years where student will grow tremendously. Always take the opportunity to deliver a great experience that student will remember for years to come.

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