Prom! Whooooooo! Proms and all school dances can be very fun but they can also be an ordeal. This prom was very fun.
Convent of The Visitation is an all-girl college prep school. This is my third dance for them this school year so I guess the like me.
I connected with the school through a student. She was the guest at a wedding I dj’d last summer. The bride is a volleyball coach at the school. One of her players was at the wedding and recommended me to the dance planning committee for their homecoming dance in the fall. They then asked me back for their winter formal and then for their prom which you are reading about currently.
The dance was held in the The Seasons Ballroom at the Minneapolis Convention Center. I stopped by the venue to take some photos the week prior while visiting one of the ten Home and Garden and Renovation and Remodeling and DIY etc Shows that I have been to this year with the wife (St Paul Haus). It is a great space for events. There is a lovely view of downtown Minneapolis, high ceilings, and wall space to do neat things like this…
This year’s prom theme was “A Night in Atlantis”. I do my best to start working with people as early in the process as possible so I can help make the vision they have for the event come true. For an underwater theme there are a plethora of things that can be done. There are bubble machines, items can be hung from the ceiling to “float” in the room, fog machines combined with black lights can make the room glow, and more. All spaces of course have their rules and limitations. Bubbles, fog, and hanging things from the ceiling were not an option in this space. To submerge this event under the sea I used the ADJ H20 LED
I was able to rent the fixtures from EMI Audio in Robbinsdale. It is great to be able to pick up fixtures when needed without having to purchase them. They are great fixtures but they aren’t something I will use as every event. I placed two fixtures facing the walls and one facing my DJ set up. The light worked perfectly on my all white scrim.
In the photo above you can also see the ADJ Mega TriPar Profile lights shining up to the ceiling. My original idea was to have them all in blue. My wife came with and had the idea to create and ombre pattern (I had to ask her what it meant as well) where the colors shade in to eachother. It went from white to blue and back to white using the various color options of the lighting fixtures. I think it added a nice glow and ambiance to the room and added to the wow factor as people entered.
Along with some Chauvet Intimidator moving heads and some Chauvet Color Strips I was able to fill the dance floor with color and movement to help keep the party going with the music. To see the night in action check out the video below
Thanks for reading,