Senior Citizen Prom returns to Tigard High School later this month
Popular dance expected to bring more than 100 senior citizens, students together Jan. 31.
Tigard High School's annual Senior Prom is coming up fast, and seniors from across the area are getting their dancing shoes ready for the big day.
Senior citizens, that is.
Tigard High Schools prom may not be for several months, but that wont step several students and senior citizens from cutting a rug next weekend at the schools annual Senior Citizens Prom.
Hosted by the schools leadership club and featuring the stylings of the Tigard High School jazz band, the annual dance brings students and seniors together for an afternoon of fun.
Check it out:
What: Senior Citizens Prom at Tigard High School
Where: 9000 S.W. Durham Road, in Tigard
When: 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31
How much: Free. Call 503-431-5400 by Jan. 25 to RSVP
Its so great to see the high school connecting with their elders, said Lauren Brown, 16. Thats not something that kids are exposed to every day.
The Singin in the Rain-themed event begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, in the Tigard High School cafeteria, 9000 S.W. Durham Road.
The dance is free and open to the public.
The Senior Citizens Prom has been held at the school for nearly two decades, Brown said.
More than 100 people are expected to attend this years dance, Brown said. Several nearby retirement centers bus guests to the semi-formal event.
I love it and the seniors love it, said Brown, a junior and the head of the schools student body activities committee. We get a lot of folks saying that they cant wait for next years dance.
Brown started attending the Senior Citizens prom as a freshman and said she can't imagine not participating each year.
This is one of my favorite events because it brings so much happiness to people of all ages, and is a unique event to the Tigard community, she said.
Brown said that while the dancing is fun, the events popularity is because of it brings generations together.
Its a personal connection, Brown said. There are so many laughs. None of us are professional dancers, but they love teaching us the dance steps they know and interacting with us.
Brown said that students get as much out of the experience as the seniors do.
We host this event annually to encourage a sense of community between multiple generations, said Brown. This fun environment creates laughter and lifelong memories for all ages.
To RSVP, call 503-431-5400 by Jan. 25.