Winter Ball

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Saturday, March 12
7:00 pM – 11:00 PM

We encourage all Upper School students to attend! Many families and students independently arrange group dinners and post-dance celebrations to complement the evening. Formal attire is required, suits or tuxedos for the guys and dresses for the girls. Please follow dress code for this evening (see Family Handbook Section 9.2.14 Student Conduct at Social Events).

Newcastle Golf Club St Andrews Ballroom

Covid-19 Testing

All students who plan to attend the dance should complete a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at home on Friday, March 11. Students testing positive should stay home and complete the COVID-19 positive case form. Students testing positive or exhibiting any symptoms of illness may not attend the dance.

Location and Transportation

Winter Ball will be held in the St. Andrews Ballroom at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA 98059 (Directions).

Students or parents provide transportation. Parents/students should communicate about plans for the evening: who he/she will be driving with, where he/she will be before and after the dance, etc. We want this to be a safe event for everyone.

Pre- and Post-Dance Gatherings

Occasionally, students gather before and/or after Winter Ball for further social activities. These gatherings are not sponsored by the school, so parents should ensure they are comfortable with the activities and supervision of these outside event gatherings.

Arrival and Departure

Students should arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Once students have entered the venue, they may not leave and return at a later time, including hanging out in cars and/or the parking lot.

Students will depart at 11:00 p.m. unless prearrangement have been made with the Dean of Students before the day of the dance.

Tickets

Includes beverage and dessert service

$35 each—sold at school (tickets purchased in December are transferrable)
$40 each—at the door

Dress and Behavior

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students are not permitted to bring outside guests this year.
  • Please abide by the dance dress code as outlined in the Family Handbook Section 9.2.14 Student Conduct at Social Events.
  • Students will be expected to conduct themselves on the dance floor in a manner that is respectful to one another, abides by our COVID-19 guidelines, and fits the general spirit of the evening. Students should attempt to keep some distance and refrain from physical touch both on and off the dance floor. This includes refraining from forcefully knocking into one another while dancing and lifting fellow students up in the air. 

Photos

We hope to have a photographer on hand to take photos which will be posted to Vidigami. Stay tuned.