Question: What is the history of prom?
Interested in how the American institution of prom began? Brush up on the history of our favorite teen tradition before hitting the dancefloor!
Answer: Did you know... [pr] ...prom has been around since 1811? [pr] ...the term “prom” is derived from the late nineteenth century “promenade ball?” [pr] ...proms are inspired by debutante balls, which are events that formally debut of teenagers from prestigious families? [pr] ...in the United Kingdom, “prom” is actually an entire season of classical concerts, held between July and September since 1811? [pr] ...in the early 1900s, prom was just a simple tea dance for high school seniors? [pr] ...proms thrived in the 1950s due to a post-war economy boom? [pr] ...if you don’t get your fill of prom in high school, some universities have proms? [pr] ...the very first reference to prom is from the journal of an Amherst College student who gave a lengthy description about his experience? [pr] ...that girls never purchased new clothing for proms—dress codes found on invitations simply called for “your Sunday best?”