What do you do at the homecoming dance?
What is this? The Homecoming Dance (or HOCO) is on a Saturday night and can be held at school or off-premises. Groups of friends usually get dressed up, but not formal attire, head out to dinner, and then off the dance, sometimes in a limousine.
What is the difference between a homecoming dance and a prom?
While prom often marks the beginning of spring and the end of the school year, homecoming, which often takes place in September or October, doubles as a kind of welcome-back-to-school event. Homecoming is also much more inclusive than prom.
Why do they call it homecoming in high school?
It is called homecoming because graduates come back “home” to their school take part in different events, such as dances and class reunions. Although there are many activities involved in homecoming, the focal point is almost always a sporting event, usually a football game.