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10 ideas for the theme of the dance

Planning your school’s prom? Here are some issues to consider. Remember, you need to choose a graduation theme that creates a beautiful atmosphere and looks great in photos. Use interesting backgrounds and accessories and pay attention to lighting and details.

Enchanted Forest

Set a romantic evening atmosphere with beautiful tree backgrounds and dazzling Northern Lights. Use rich shades of greens, blues, purples, and browns for decoration. Accessories: forest creatures, unicorns, mini pine trees, artificial leaves.

Similar Dance Themes: Magic Garden Theme, Fairy Tale Theme, Twilight Theme, Alice In Wonderland Theme

Old hollywood

Make it an ultra-glamorous occasion by rolling out a red carpet; use red, gold, white, and black as the color scheme; create a backdrop filled with black and white photographs of Hollywood actors; have a line of paparazzi for guests to pass by and create a Hollywood Walk of Fame for your school. Props: Oscar statues, a spotlight / reflector

Similar Dance Theme: Oscar Awards Theme

Monte Carlo

A romantic and beautiful destination like Monte Carlo is a great setting on which to base your prom theme. Be sure to create lots of decadent visual images that capture the beauty and luxury of Monte Carlo. Use backdrops and accessories to recreate Monte Carlo’s beaches, casinos, racetracks, yachts, and historic buildings.

Similar dance themes: New York City theme, Venice theme, Paris theme, Rome theme, Rio de Janeiro theme

Ice castle

Create a romantic winter wonderland in the Arctic for your prom. Use lots of white, silver, and pale blue decor. Accessories: fake snow, ice sculptures, figures of polar bears and penguins, lots of clear plastic items to represent ice. Be sure to hang giant, shiny snowflakes from the ceiling to enhance the atmosphere.

Similar dance theme: Viking theme

Desert Sunset

Capture the beauty and romance of a desert sunset with landscape backgrounds. Accessories: cacti covered in bright white Christmas lights, silhouettes of cowboys on horseback, and lots of palm trees.

Similar dance themes: African Safari theme, Mediterranean Sunset theme

Monarch or Renaissance

Recreate a court of kings and queens with a Renaissance theme. Create backgrounds with lots of columns, red carpet, court jesters and knights. Accessories: crowns, tiaras, thrones, imitation marble and gold ornaments, chandeliers

Similar Dance Themes: Greek Mythology Theme, Egyptian Pharaoh Theme, Art History Theme, Jane Austen Theme, Masquerade Theme

Black swan ballet

Do something different and create a dark and twisted ballet theme for your prom. Use the movie “Black Swan” for visual inspiration. Props: artificial pond with swans, black feathers, mirrors and silhouettes of ballet dancers.

Similar dance themes: Moulin Rouge theme, superhero theme … Any cult movie you can draw inspiration from

Under the sea

Create a fantastic underwater aquarium theme. Use images of colorful coral reefs as a backdrop; cover bright blue fabrics all over. Accessories: aquariums with exotic fish (or television screens showing them), divers, fake shipwrecks with treasures and many mermaids.

Similar graduation theme: Pirates of the Caribbean theme, The Little Mermaid theme


Capture the beautiful landscapes of Hawaii, from volcanoes to beaches. It’s a fun theme and it can also be very romantic, just keep the setting more elegant than casual accessories: giant fake volcano, surfboards, palm trees, hula dancers, lots of Hawaiian flowers and old maps of Hawaii.

Similar Dance Themes: Beach Party Theme


This prom theme could be beautiful if done right. Use dark backgrounds with lots of bright light to create a romantic and serene starry galaxy. Objects: astronauts and spaceships; giant glowing papier-mâché planets hang from the ceiling.

Similar dance theme: On the theme of the clouds

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