Before the new school year begins, the prodigies gather to preform for their families in a musical extravaganza, including a light show, costumed dances for each grade level, showers of edible confetti, and the The Elite Dedication (a very special presentation from the Elite Towers that include the blooming of Splendors and the flight of the Flickerwings). The campus is decorated in a variety of bioluminescence for the festivities, and the Council attends - and speaks to the audience - wishing the Prodigies a successful year of study.
Sophie was in Level 3 when her first Opening Ceremony took place, so she dressed up like a Mastodon. Along with dressing up like your mascot, you also dance, with choreography that is similar to the way that your mascot moves. Sophie had to dance in a shaggy brown Mastodon costume and a green Dragon costume. Sophie thought that the level six costume (the Yeti) looked the most embarrassing.