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Winter Formal 2020

Theme to be voted on at November 22 Senate meeting

The Winter Formal of 2020 is Saturday, January 25, from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm, and located at the brand new club, A / V. If you loved our Homecoming, you’re in for a real treat with this legendary off-campus formal dance. For those of you who haven’t been to Winter Formal before, this dance is a must. There are plenty of fun activities. There will also be an assortment of desserts that promise to entertain your palette. 

Unlike Prom, where invitation is limited to Junior and Senior class members, Winter Formal is the only off-campus, formal dance that the entire school is invited to. Ask a date or go with a group of friends, or do both. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this event. Remember Dolphins, Winter Formal only comes once a year, so get tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets go on sale beginning December 9 through January 21, 2020 at the standard price of $65/an ASU card and $80 without one. Tickets sold January 22-24, 2020 are priced at $80/$95 and only available online. Guest tickets are not sold online at any time, as the guest is tagged to the Dana student at the time of purchase.

Tickets are sold at the Activities window before school, break, lunch and after school until 3:00 pm, along with online sales through our Student Store on our website. No sales available at the Activity Office window after 1:00 pm on January 21, 2020. Make your plans and purchase your tickets early to avoid long lines. We apologize, but due to limitations within the system, we cannot sell guest tickets on line. All guest tickets must be sold at the Activities office. Guest tickets may not be purchased after January 21.


Click on the Guest Contract link or check your School Loop email.

Guest contracts for non-high school students will not be accepted after 9:00 am on January 17, 2020. Sorry, but no exceptions on this.


Ticket Pricing

2020 Winter Formal

Saturday, January 25, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets on sale:

 The standard pricing for Winter Formal tickets is $65 for DHHS students with an ASU Activity card. Any DHHS student without the Activity card and all approved guests are $80.

Beginning December 9, tickets go on sale at the standard price of $65 with an ASU card and $80 without a card. Tickets sold January 22-24, 2020 are sold online only and will incur a $10 late fee per ticket, raising the prices to $75/$90. Guest tickets are sold only at the Activity Office window. No guest tickets are sold online.

Tickets are sold at the Activities window before school, during break and lunch and after school until 3:00pm. Dana students must purchase their guest ticket at the same time they buy their own, as the guest’s name is attached to your ticket at check in. Guest tickets are only available at the Activity office window and cannot be sold online. Sorry.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Dana Hills High School.

A/V Club has a capacity limit of 1,175 guests. We may not exceed this amount under any conditions. Please take advantage of early opportunities to purchase your tickets and reserve your spot while they are available.

Sorry, no refunds available after 3:00pm on January 21, 2020. Tickets may not be transferred from any student to another without expressed written permission from both the parent of the student selling the ticket and from an assistant principal. To transfer the ticket, a refund is issued to the first ticket holder and then it is re-sold to the second ticket holder. Money does not pass from one ticket holder to another.

2019 Winter Formal Code of Conduct and School Policy

  1. The 2020 Winter Formal Dance is on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at A/V Club, located at 16500 Scientific Way, Lake Forest. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m. NO STUDENTS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER 8:30 P.M. UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, MR. NEDLER. Parents will be notified if their child does not check in. If you are unable to attend, please call the Activities Office (during school hours) 949–496–6666, ext. 11022.
  2. Students may not leave the dance before 9:30 p.m. Those who leave at 9:30 p.m. or after will not be readmitted.
  3. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the conclusion of all dances. Students left at the venue longer than 15 minutes past the conclusion of the dance will not be allowed to attend their next formal dance.
  4. District policy states that all guests must be UNDER the age of 20 years and 11 months and middle school students may not attend. Dana Hills students and their guests must complete the guest contract and are required to abide by all school rules and the terms of the contract. Anyone exhibiting disruptive behavior will be removed from the dance, parents will be notified, and no refunds will be given.
  5. Students must be dressed appropriately at all times.  This is a district wide dress/grooming standard. Students that are out of compliance with these standards, on the first offense will not be allowed into any dance/activity. Students must always wear a shirt and pants or the equivalent, or a dress or skirt and shoes. On subsequent offenses parents will be contacted to bring appropriate attire or to pick up the student.  Collared shirts are required for semi-formal dances, ties are required for formal dances.
  6. According to Board Policy 5144.1, "Students are to be recommended by the school principal for expulsion if they are found: Possessing, using, or being under the influence of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind." Students who are in violation of this policy will be suspended and recommended for expulsion. The sheriff will be notified, and the parents will be called to escort their child home. A breathalyzer may be used to test students suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
  7. Students may be checked by private security for illegal or controlled substances prior to entry to the dance area. Any student who refuses to be checked will be denied entry.
  9. All students must present their student ID at the registration table. All guests must present their high school ID or valid picture identification to be admitted to the dance.
  10. Trading or selling of ticket between students is not allowed.
  11. Students removed or denied entry will not be given refunds. In these cases, parents will be called.
  12. Any student who is dancing inappropriately may be removed from the dance and lose privileges to attend future activities and disciplinary actions may be taken.
  13. Students who violate the terms of this contract are subject to suspension from school and loss of privileges to participate in any co-curricular and extracurricular activities including athletics, senior activities, and possibly commencement exercises. The DHHS student and his/her parent are responsible for the guest's behavior. If there is a problem with a guest, the Dana Hills student will lose the privilege to bring a guest to any future Dana Hills dance.
  14. We will be serving an assortment of desserts, fruits, water and soft drinks throughout the evening.
  15. Tickets purchased at the Activities window must be done by 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Tickets may still be purchased online until 1:00pm on Friday, January 24, 2020. No tickets will be sold at the door. Guest tickets are NOT available for purchase online.
  16. No refunds will be issued after 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.


Your ID Card is Your Ticket to the Dance-Don't Forget It

All Dana Hills students must have their current student ID cards to check into the event. If you do not have your current year ID card, please make sure you have downloaded the Dana Hills app (available only on iPhones) and have the barcode, along with your picture from Aeries available.

Driving and Parking Direction to A/V

Begin by taking Interstate 5 north. Exit at Lake Forest Dr., turning left from the center lane. Proceed west on Lake Forest Dr. for approximately 1 mile. Turn right on Scientific Way. A/V is located on the immediate left side, on the corner of Scientific Way and Lake Forest Dr.

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