Parisian Prom: Native prom at the Marysville Opera House

Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

By Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Tulalip Youth Services presented Native Prom – A Night in Paris the evening of May 30. With donated ball gowns and tuxedos, as well as volunteer stylists, Youth Services wanted to give everyone the chance to look their best for a night of elegance. Hosted at the historic Marysville Opera House, students stepped into a world of sophistication.

Volunteer stylist Celum Hatch putting finishing curling Isabelle Cervantes'  hair just before prom.Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Volunteer stylist Celum Hatch putting finishing curling Isabelle Cervantes’ hair just before prom.
Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

As prom began, volunteer stylists Tisha McLean, Yvonne Williams, and Celum Hatch were just finishing up helping girls with their hair and makeup in one of the house dressing rooms. As more students arrived, the hardwood filled with dancers.

TJ Jack shows off his signature dance style, Known as Popping.Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

TJ Jack shows off his signature dance style, Known as Popping.
Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

While the setting was a scene from the roaring twenties, students danced to the modern tunes of Steve Aoki, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and the Ying yang Twins. And where would any high school dance be without the signature, choreographed group dance? As most school dances have played the Y.M.C.A., The Hustle, and the Electric Slide throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, the newest group dance craze is Cupid’s, Cupid Shuffle.

Shania Moses, Maximo Gonzales, Kieth Moses, and Desire Jones.'Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Shania Moses, Maximo Gonzales, Kieth Moses, and Desire Jones.
Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Finally, the anxiously awaited announcement of the Prom Royalty. Selected at the dance, couple Ayrik Miranda and Samantha Marteney were crowned Prince and Princess. Becca Marteney was crowned Prom Queen, with Heritage Hawks star Bradley Fryberg the reigning Prom King.

Prom Queen Becca Marteney and King Bradley Fryberg.Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Prom Queen Becca Marteney and King Bradley Fryberg.
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Prom Princess Sam Marteney and her Prince Ayrik Miranda.Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

Prom Princess Sam Marteney and her Prince Ayrik Miranda.
Photo: Andrew Gobin/Tulalip News

 

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Andrew Gobin is a staff reporter with the Tulalip News See-Yaht-Sub, a publication of the Tulalip Tribes Communications Department.
Email: agobin@tulalipnews.com
Phone: (360) 716.4188