The Colors Gala FAQs

What is the date and location of the Colors Gala?

June 11, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Garage at DREAMS 901 Fanning Street Wilmington, N.C. 28401

Who can attend the gala?

The Colors Gala is open to any homeschooler age 13 years old (as of June 11, 2022) through 18 years old.

Can someone who is not a homeschool student attend?

Yes, as long as he or she meets the age requirement AND is invited by a homeschooler.  These individuals must adhere to the same requirements and code of conduct for all guests.


Is this a formal event?

Yes, and no! We want you to be creative and fashionable. Use your imagination. Think MET Gala.

If an attendee arrives at the gala in attire that does not meet the guidelines, then he/she will be asked to return to the prom when he/she has made the appropriate changes to the attire. The decision of appropriateness is left to the sole discretion of the gala committee/chaperones. Please err on the side of caution when choosing your clothing for the gala. If an attendee undresses/unbuttons/modifies clothing during the gala, one warning may be given, then he or she will be asked to leave. No refund of gala fees will be given.

Will there be a photographer available?

There will be photographers taking formal pictures as well as candid shots throughout the evening.  It will be the responsibility of each guest to make sure he/she makes his/her way to the photography area for formal photos, if desired. All pictures will be uploaded to this website and/or Facebook so they will be available to everyone free-of-charge.

Also, guests are welcome to take pictures with their own cameras so they can capture memories themselves.

Please note: By purchasing a ticket and attending the gala, each attendee acknowledges that he/she may be photographed and/or videotaped for use on social networking sites,, and/or by other attendees.

Will a meal be provided?

No. However, there will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages. No outside drinks or food may be brought to the gala.

What kind of music will be played?

A various mixture of profanity-free secular music will be played.. Our playlist has been carefully curated by the planning committee.  Although music is screened, please note that it is possible that something may be missed. We make every effort to have wholesome and appropriate music. We much prefer for songs to be requested to add to our playlist ahead of time.

What about public displays of affection?

Public displays of affection, other than holding hands, are unacceptable. This includes, but is not limited to, sitting on laps, kissing, making out, and inappropriate dancing.

Do I need a date to attend the gala?

Absolutely not! You may come with a date, with a group of friends, with one friend, with siblings, or by yourself. The important thing is that you make sure to be at the dance, because we don’t want you to miss out on an amazing evening of fun!

Are attendees allowed to come and go as they please?

No. Once an attendee leaves the prom, he/she will not be allowed to return since it is out of the control of the prom committee and chaperones as to what occurs while offsite. Everyone will be required to check in as they arrive. A prom committee member or chaperone may contact the parents of anyone leaving during the gala.

What is the policy on drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and weapons?

There is a ZERO tolerance policy for any alcohol, drugs, smoking, weapons or guns of any sort. Our chaperones will escort any offenders from the gala and parents will be notified.

What if I purchased a ticket and can no longer attend?

Tickets are non-refundable.

What if I paid for a ticket, but have not received it yet?

No physical tickets will be distributed; however, you will receive an email after purchasing your tickets. Each registrant’s name will be entered onto a master list that will be at the entrance of the facility. Prior to admittance into the gala, each student must sign in at the registration table.

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