Do Christian, Catholic and Baptist Schools have proms?

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DJPop

Uh, My Real Name is Jay.
I know this maybe a stupid question, but I am not to familiar with how a Christian school is run. Do they have proms? If they do, what kind of music is played? All Christian music? or a variety of music with some Christian music mixed in?
 

roncross

Christian DJs Moderator
Actually,
that's a great question! I don't know the answer, unfortunately. I do mostly weddding receptions and church functions here lately/ But I'd be interested in knowing this myself.

I'll have to do some research of my own in that regard. Could be an untapped source of business for me!
 

Chris Wagner

School Dance Moderator
I can tell you that the Catholic schools here all have proms. There is no Christian music played at these dances nor any requests for it. Catholics in the Chicago area are not into that type of programming.
 

Roger

New Member
Christian School Dances

I've done several Christian school dances. The music has been a mix of CCM and clean secular stuff. The students seem to have a great time with both and don't expect to hear explicit music. One general rule, the CCM needs to be happening stuff. No Amy Grant or Point of Grace.

Quite frankly, I would be concerned if a Christian school specifically requested that no CCM be played at their dances.
 

djKRE8R

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I can vouch with WAGS on the Catholic dances. This was my 3rd year spending New Year's Eve playing for the local Catholic church here in my town. I am over the suprise now! The alcohol flows - not just wine. BUT, I feel better and safer there than at a club with "real" drunks. Anyway... music wise they like it all. See my post on NYEve playlist on Gen Board.

Father Jim as Lead Singer...

They are a fun bunch though! I suggest this market in any town. They all do events like Fall Festivals, NYEve, Kids Functions, etc!
 

DJPop

Uh, My Real Name is Jay.
Do you guys who do these give them a discount since its a church related event?
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
Jay,

Many Christian schools (and even some Baptist schools) do have proms. The larger the school, the higher the likelihood that they will have a prom. The ones that don't have proms typically don't have any dances during the school year.

Don't be ashamed to ask for your full rate - unless you specifically have a non-profit rate or have a particular tie that makes you feel compelled to give a discount. Many private religious schools charge as much or more for tuition as state universities, so don't feel too sorry for them!
 

DJ Iron Mike

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I think that there is such a stigma related to it. many of the Christians feel that dancing is a bad thing because of alll of the sexual inuendos involved with it and that dancing is evil but it is not. This topic was one time I had actually preached a sermon on it. I don't preach much but that stoked me so much that I had to fire something off about it. The Bible does not talk negatively about dancing. The Bible encourages it to be done in celebration and as to Him. Dancing is a neutrality. So is things like alcohol, music and yes even sex. When these things are all done in the proper context they are not wrong according to the Bible. Now unfortunately, most of the time they are done wrong and that is where the trouble starts happening. Many Christians, not all, would find it easier to avoid dealing with these issues because they don't want to be caught letting it go the wrong way. It could go the wrong way very easily and they do not want to accept the responsibility that goes with it. I really don't blame them to much for that approach, but they got to get out there and start having some good clean fun and stop being so uptight about it sometime. There is a responsibility that goes with those decisions as parents and administrators would hold them accountable for their actions on the matter. my goal is to show them that yes, they can still be Christians, not compromise their values and still have a good time. Life doesn't have to stop just because they accepted Christ. Christ wasn't a party pooper. He saved a wedding in Cana of where he turned the water into wine. God has no problem with having parties as long as they are not let out of control, done within good taste.
The worst the administrator is going to say is no. You don't have much to loose but you have plenty to gain. Go talk to that administrator!

Just wanted to share on that.
 

djKRE8R

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I charge full rate but do give a discount because I do several events throughout the year.

I thought this might clear up the dancing issue:
Psalm 150:4 "Praise His name with timbrel and dancing"
... taken from a Ballet website I run.
 

roncross

Christian DJs Moderator
Taken from my welcome post:

There are some discussions/debates that will not likely ever die, and thus I feel really are a waste of time debating here. Among those are:

1. The Dancing debate: Is it a sin or not? While we should definitely discuss this from the client's point of view, such as the best ways to handle difficult situations where both points of view are present, there's no need for us to argue the point amongst ourselves from a moral standpoint

Just a friendly reminder :wink:


This is a good thread getting good participation. Let's not take it there since the subject hasn't been mentioned once by anyone. let's stay on topic. Cool?
 
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