Examples of middle school dance themes include Hollywood, various decades, tropical, country hoedowns and masquerades. The choice of a theme depends on the resources available and the amount of time allotted for preparations.
In many schools, the middle school dance is regarded as an annual event that brings together the students and the faculty. The theme choice can determine the success of the dance. Therefore, it is important to choose a theme that is interesting to the guests, and especially to the students.
A Hollywood themed dance sparks interest, as it allows students the chance to dress up, walk a red carpet or give speeches, similar to what they see on television. Decade-themed dances are popular, as they encourage creativity in children. Choose from decades such as the '60s, '70s or '80s. A tropical-themed dance might incorporate the recreation of a tropical island scene, complete with exotic food and drink options. At a masquerade, students cover their faces with masks and dress up in mystical attire. For a country-themed dance, students can wear farmer-inspired clothing and participate in square or line dancing. Identifying a theme early on in the planning process helps ensure necessary props are gathered in time for the dance.