The Opening Ceremonies are a ceremony to welcome the new prodigies into Foxfire, and to welcome those who have moved up a level back. In Book 2: Exile, Sophie takes part of her first Opening Ceremony. The prodigies dress up like their level's mascot. Sophie was in Level 3 when her first Opening Ceremony took place, so she dressed up like a mastadon. 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 mastadon costume. Sophie thought that the level six costume (The Yeti) looked the most embarrassing.