Proper Dress and Dance Policy:


Dress Code:

Boylan Catholic High School dances are an event, which reflects the philosophy of our school and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Among our most important considerations is adherence to Church teachings regarding modesty.

According to The Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Purity requires modesty. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness ... Modesty is decency. It inspires one's choice of clothing. It keeps silence or reserve where there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity. It is discreet ... Teaching modesty to children and adolescents" means awakening in them respect for the human person." In accordance with these directives of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boylan Catholic High School sets forth the following dress and dance guidelines for our students and their dates:


Prom 2019 Dress Code Guidelines Presentation PDF


Girls' attire:

  • TOPS
  1. The neckline of a dress, top, or gown must be cut in a modest way without showing cleavage. Spaghetti straps or strapless dresses are allowed, as long as they are not low cut.

  2. The cut of a dress in the back and sides must not be cut below the naval.

  1. A dress, skirt, or gown must be longer than mid-thigh.

  2. Slits in a dress/skirt may be no higher than three (3) inches from the knee.

  1. No navel is allowed to show.

  2. Two piece dresses are allowed if the space between top and skirt is less than two inches. The top must not show any cleavage or have cut outs (halter top style).

  3. The bodice of the dress must not have any fabric cutouts in the cleavage area. If elsewhere, it must be covered by netting and less than an inch opening.

  4. Dresses should not be excessively tight.

  5. No cover-ups (coats, shawls, sweaters) will be allowed over dresses that do not meet dress code.

Prom 2019 Dress Code Guidelines Presentation PDF


Boys' attire:


  • Young men are expected to wear a collared dress shirt and dress pants. A sport coat or tie is optional.

  • PROM:

  • Young men are expected to wear formal evening attire that would include a tuxedo, suit with a tie, or sport coat and slacks with a tie.


Admittance to the dance, with consideration of attire, will be left to the discretion of the faculty/administration present that evening. Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes if the student is dressed inappropriately; otherwise the student will be asked to leave after parent phone call. If a student is in doubt as to the expected modesty of his or her chosen attire, he or she should consult with administration before the dance to avoid the embarrassment of being turned away. And, remember, the rules apply to dates from other schools, too!



If you have questions or would like someone to approve the dress ahead of time, email Mr. Lindstedt, Dean of Students.


Mr. Lindstedt
Dean of Students



Appropriate physical contact only!!! Sexually suggestive dancing will not be tolerated.

  • No straddling legs
  • No bending over
  • No grinding
  • No inappropriate touching
  • No overt and/or prolonged public displays of affection
  • Both feet on the floor
  • Hands on waists or shoulders only

All students will receive a wristband upon entrance to the dance. If an administrator or chaperone observes any of the listed behaviors, he/she will cut off the wristband. If the student continues to dance in that fashion, a parent will be called and the student will be removed from the dance.

If a student is removed from the dance for inappropriate dancing, he/she will receive demerits and potential forfeiture of future dances.

Any requests for music must be made in a week in advance to the adviser. The DJ will not accept requests the night of the dance.



Mr. Lindstedt
Dean of Students