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Totally Rad 80’s Dance Party 2024

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

What: We would like to invite you to our Totally Rad 80’s Dance party.  80’s music will be featured, and period dress is encouraged!  We will have a fun photo spot for taking pictures.  Read on for dress code and clothing ideas.  Please read this entire notice and pay attention that you must:

  • Sign up in advance for this dance.  Students and parents need to sign up.  I need to make sure that we have enough attendees to be able to pay the venue rental, and we also have a maximum number we cannot exceed.
  • Be on time.  Please do not sign up for this dance unless you can be on time.
  • Please carefully read the dress code and etiquette guidelines below and share them with your guests.
  • Participate in the dance lesson that begins at 7pm, and most importantly…
  • Come prepared to dance the night away with old and new friends, have a good attitude and do your best!

When:  Saturday, June 29th, from 7pm-10:15 pm.

Where: House of Dance: 3007 Bunsen Ave Ste E, Ventura, CA https://www.pmhouseofdance.com/

Cost: $15 per student/grad, includes a 30 minute dance lesson at the beginning, taught by Patricia Monico.  Parent chaperones are free and welcome to join the lesson and dancing.

Payment: Payment in advance is very helpful , but not required.  You can pay with cash or Zelle when you arrive.

        Advance Payment Options:

  • Deliver Cash or check (made payable to “ACHEV”) to Bonnie Adair in person at 174 Granada Street, Camarillo, CA 93010.  You can drop in my mailbox in an envelope with a note, send through USPS, or meet up with me somewhere.
  • Zelle: ACHEV can now accept Zelle payments to achevmail@gmail.com or QR code below.  If you use Zelle please include a note that payment is for the 80’s dance and list the names of the students/grads/guests you are paying for.

Who: ACHEV members 6th Grade and up, ACHEV parents, and ACHEV graduates are also welcome.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join in the dancing.  *Younger siblings are not permitted at this dance.  Babes in arms OK.

Guests:  Yes, please!   ACHEV members are encouraged to invite guests 6th grade and up to this dance.  Clear all guests through Bonnie Adair bonnieadair@verizon.net and make sure they are on the sign up sheet.  Most importantly, be sure that they are familiar with the dress code and etiquette (below).

Chaperones: Each student under 18 must have a parent chaperone.  You may have another parent chaperone in your place.  Chaperones are responsible for the behavior and safety of their children for the duration of the event.

What to Bring:

  • Water bottles.  This helps reduce costs and waste.   We will have bottled water available in case someone forgets theirs.
  • An extra pair of shoes in case your dress shoes become uncomfortable.    Bare feet or socks only is not permitted.
  • A finger food to share with the group.  Please don’t bring any beverages other than water.  No Gum.

How to Sign up:  Click Here for sign up sheet

Dress Code:

We don’t like having to ask people to change, so please help out your fellow moms and follow the dress code carefully.  If you are having trouble, or are unsure about anything, reach out and ask questions or ask to borrow something.  Carefully read the dress code here in pdf form: 80s Dance Visual Dress Code 2024  or here in Google Docs to review the dress code for this dance.

Basic Dance Etiquette.  Please go over this with your dancers:

For Boys:

  • Ask a variety of girls to dance.  They are waiting for you to ask.
  • You may be nervous asking a girl to dance. That is ok. She is probably nervous waiting to be asked.
  • Offer her your hand or your arm and escort her onto the dance floor
  • When the dance is over, escort her off the floor and thank her for the dance.

For Girls:

  • If a boy asks you to dance, graciously accept his offer unless you need to rest or take a breather, in which case you may say “no thank you”.  If you decline an offer to dance, you will rest for the duration of that song.
  • If you stand with your friends in a closed circle, it is hard and nerve wracking for a boy to ask you to dance. Make yourself available by opening up your circle.

For Both:

  • Every dance has first time attendees. Make an effort to reach out to them and include them in your conversations.
  • Not everyone knows how to dance…that is ok. Everyone has to begin sometime.  Fortunately, at this dance, everyone will get a cha cha lesson to help you get started.
  • A Sadie Hawkins dance is when a girl can ask a boy to dance.  The boys are to do the asking unless we announce a Sadie Hawkins dance.
  • If you decline an offer to dance, that means you will be sitting out for the entire dance
  • Please listen and follow instructions during the dance lesson without too much chatting.

For Parent Chaperones:

During the lesson from 7-7:30 if you are not taking the lesson, please refrain from chatting much.  Even low voices, when there are a lot of them,  can get loud.  It is difficult for the teacher to compete with the additional noise.

Volunteers Help the event run smoothly.  Please consider signing up for a volunteer help job at the dance. 





June 29
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:


Bonnie Adair
(805) 504-6457


House of Dance
3007 Bunsen Ave, Suite E
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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