i did get curly hair. kinda randomly curly rather than the nicely organized curls i'd like, since i didn't know what i was doing, but i found this page with what looks like good advice for next time.
curly hair, even hairsprayed down, was in no way equal to the rigors of dancing to the point of sweatiness. so by the end of the night, it was a slightly stickier version of my usual straight hair. oops.