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Saturday, December 29, 2018

THSG Winter Formal 2019 ~ Shadow Soiree ~ Sat. February 2nd!!

THSG Teen & Alumni
Shadow Soiree
(A.K.A. The Groundhog's Ball)

The Homeschool Gossip is thrilled to be hosting our first Formal Dance!
Join your friends on February 2, 2019 (Groundhog's Day) 
for a magical evening of food, fun, dancing and games!

This is a "Creative Black Tie" event!
What does that mean? 
Think of creative black tie as trendy black tie, 
formal attire with a bit of whimsy, if you choose!

Such as for the gentlemen, a suit with a whimsical tie, socks or suspenders.  
For the ladies, a cocktail dress or formal gown 
with a whimsical hairpiece, scarf or gloves.
As with any dance, we ask that whatever you choose to wear be PG :-). 
If you have questions, please contact 

And for a bit of fun, our event is being held on Groundhog's Day!
Will the Groundhog see his Shadow? 
When you purchase your tickets make your prediction!
Those who predict correctly will receive a special prize!

Who: Teens 14 & Up and Alumni. (You are welcome to invite non-homeschooled guests.)
When: Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 ~ 7:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: Dynamic Ballroom19625 Bethel Church Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
Cost: $40.00 per guest

  • Tickets need to be purchased prior to the dance due to limited space.
  • Tickets will be emailed to you prior to the dance.
  • If you are unable to purchase tickets, then the event is sold out. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable, but you are able to give them to someone else, please contact to change the name on the tickets.
  • The cost of tickets is to help offset the cost of renting the venue, music, equipment and food being provided by our volunteer hosts.
  • FAQ: Should the event have to be cancelled, you will receive a refund.

  • Teen & Alumni
    Winter Formal 2019
    Details, Rules & Guidelines

    We'll have magical evening of music and dancing, as well as a "game-bar" to order up some fun for those who may not want to dance. Hor d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments will be served as well.

    This is a "Drop-Off" Event
    • All attendees must check in on arrival. A chaperone will be outside checking people in.
    • Parents are welcome to gather outside. We know some people are traveling to the event, parents are welcome to gather outside the venue to visit, we just ask you do not block the parking area or the entrance to the dance.  There are many restaurants and coffee places nearby.  The venue is just not large enough to accommodate all the guests, their parents and siblings.  A map of nearby locations will be provided.
    • Attendance is conditional upon respectful behavior at the discretion of the hosts. Parents will be notified of any disruptive behavior. 
    • There are volunteer parents that will be running and chaperoning the dance.  We appreciate parents offering to chaperone, but we can not accept all of the offers. We simply do not have enough space to accommodate everyone. We do have some areas where we need help at the dance, please contact to find out the details.
    • PLEASE DO NOT BRING OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS! Hor d'oeuvres, desserts and refreshments will be served. There are no outside food or drinks allowed in the facility to keep this is a Nut-Free allergen event. There will be Gluten Free and Vegetarian options.  If you have other allergen concerns, please contact prior to January 28, 2019.
    • All of the music played at this event are clean radio edited versions of the Top 100 Hits.
    • We can take song requests prior to the dance, but do not guarantee they will be played. Music is purchased before the dance and is being provided by volunteers rather than a professional DJ. You may send your requests to

    Great gift idea for homeschoolers!

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