Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by kpdad2013, Jul 28, 2012.
Does anyone know what the cost is for the Ring Dance? Are the tickets per person or couple?
DS mentioned to me that tickets are $250 per person.
Our DS also stated that tickets were $250/person.
Assuming it's at Gotham Hall, that sounds about right. My company has used it for a number of events. It is a really great venue for a party, though.
Hey KD, wouldn't it be fun to crash it.....just saying......it could nver happen.
Well, DS mentioned that he's looking for a date....
Remember the thread where the guy was looking for a date for his daughter? I wonder how that turned out.
yes, I do Lynpar and KD, it'd be an honor. But I expect a flight paid to go out there.
Thanks for the information, hard to believe our DS is a 1C.
If any parent crashed it would start a revolution.
Wish current grad students were on the invite list. Not so much for me but wouldn't mind having an opportunity for my wife to get all glammed up and take her dancing. Opportunities don't present themself too often when you're in your 50s.
As my Ds is his first year I have a lot of catching up to do.
What is "Ring Dance"
This is the senior class formal dance where the 1st class mids get their class rings. It's a formal dance in midtown Manhattan - at least since DS has been at KP it's been held at Gotham Hall, an event facility. (It's an old bank building - absolutely gorgeous.) Their dates wear the rings on a ribbon. At the appointed hour, they are called to a bowl of water containing water from all seven seas, the ring is dipped in the water, and placed on the mids' hands. (We've always wondered about the seven seas legend and thought that the water really came from either the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound..) Up to this point, they haven't been in possession of their rings. (Trust me - we've had the charge go through on our credit card but we haven't seen what we paid for).
The rings are huge and each class designs their own ring. During their 3rd class year, at least for my B splitter, they pick out their style, color of stone, etc. And pay for it. They can also buy a smaller ring for themselves when they are working. The big ones are gorgeous, too.
When they are ashore and hit the bars, I hear that they knock their rings on the bar and people who know the sound, know "where the sound comes from". Ask you mid if he/she knows how the design process is coming along.
sn't there a "Homecoming Dance"?
I'm not above creating a revolution! I'm old enough to remember those turbulent times of the 1960's... Kinda fun even though I was only in grade school
KP2013dramamamma - check your PM area. I tried to send one to you but got an error message because you have too many messages.
KD, got your pm and sent you one.
"Ring Knocker" is not always a compliment. . . .
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