When I first heard about it I knew I wanted to shoot it, but had figured it would be a low-key affair as they are, after all, sixth-graders. To my surprise, it was actually a "formal" like you have in high school with the winter ball and prom, and the kids looked great.
They wore corsages, had roses and got their picture taken under an archway.
They were even treated to a fancy meal of lasagna in the cafeteria before getting things going.
Once inside the dance I was surprised again as the kids all danced together, boys and girls, though they did tend to group in one or the other.
I thought this was really cool. The kids should be awfully grateful to have a teacher like Kelly Jacobsen who plans these sorts of activities, as well as all the helpers and volunteers.