Ren MacCormack's (Kenny Wormald) petition to repeal the Bomont ordnance banning dancing fails. However, Beamis (L. Warren Young) offers to host the prom in his cotton mill, which is outside the city limits.
The kids have a great time, and Ren takes Ariel (Julianne Hough) to the prom with the permission of Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid).
Ren and his friend Willard (Miles Teller) beat the crap out of redneck bully Chuck Cranston (Patrick John Flueger) and his gang when they try to crash the prom.
Thanks Evil Ed!