Tori Murray of Joseph Swan Academy, Gateshead, at the year 11 prom
held at Centre of Life, sent in by Amanda Gray
1975: First daughter Susan Ford hosts prom
at the White House (top).
Chloe Crofts, from |Ninestiles School, whose prom
was held at the Botanical Gardens
LIMO LUXURY: Danielle Day, Katie Matt, Abbie Pengelly and Sadie Nelson all set for Coundon Court School prom
The tradition of separate proms
stems from the time when schools in the South became desegregated.
They have tips for other parents who are preparing for their children's proms
Having a prom
is not only fun, but a good way to meet member requests for a formal dance.
To that end she set about organising a prom
at the upmarket country house hotel Bagden Hall near Denby Dale and helping to raise thousands of pounds to pay for it.
In addition to freely exploring the database and tracing the Proms
' history, users can share their reviews, experiences and views in a dedicated section called "Your Proms
Once the stuff of Hollywood movies, the American end-ofyear prom
has become big business in Britain with films like High School Musical fuelling the craze.
Russo then brought in the first dresses, donating gowns that her daughters Elizabeth, 23, and Claire, 25, wore to their proms
Under pressure from gay rights groups and the parents and friends of gay and lesbian students, high schools across the country are opening their proms
to same-sex student couples.