ASBers gathered in the large gym at 9 in the morning to begin setting up for the night. The process of putting together decorations, prepping the candy booth, and setting down tarps across the gym floors took the team of 25 about 3 hours to complete. The DJ from SOS Entertainment came in at noon to set up lights, dancing platforms, and run sound checks.
At 8pm, once teachers and staff chaperoning the dance were placed in their designated stations, students began to arrive and the dance was officially up and running. Attendees formed lines that backed up into the parking lot as they waited to check in at the guest list. Students were asked to present their ID cards at the door, but those who forgot them were still allowed into the dance. Breathalyzer tests were administered by activities director Carey Scott and High School Principal Dr. D'Agostino. Pictures were available for purchase by Stanford Studios.
Students danced the night away until 11:30 pm, taking breaks to grab sips of water. Some wallflowers preferred to stay back and enjoy the Wonka treats available at the candy bar. Some even watched a special screening of the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in the movie area that was blocked off from the dance by curtains, where benches had been set up for those who wished to watch. Notably, one student, Joe Williams, danced literally all night as the DJ dubbed him "James Bond".
Towards the end of the night, the DJ took a break from spinning his tracks as Junior Class President Courtney Hatch took the moment to crown 2011 Homecoming King Kory Bennion, who, after being crowned, led the slow dance with Queen Jackie Waldron.
At the end of the night, the boys loosened their ties and the girls, with heels in hand, said their goodbyes and called it a night as the gym doors shut and the lights went down.