Every year, high schools all over the U.S. host a school dance called Sadie Hawkins; this year, the theme of the dance at Bonneville High School was “Dancing Among the Stars.” The difference from this dance and others is the factor of stripping away the gender basis of asking; anyone can ask anyone.
The first part of Sadies is the daytime activity. The overall idea is a group of dates to do an activity together and enjoy each other's company with the opportunity of taking group and single photos. Edison Bare, a junior at BHS, said in an interview “The day was an absolute blast! We went to the museum, played lazer tag, and ate dinner at one of the girls' houses. It was a lot all day but was super fun!” Spending time with loved ones can really be what makes these the best days ever.
This year, BHS Theater was responsible for the decorations of Sadies and making it look spectacular. The day before the dance, the school was evacuated due to a battery leak, not allowing the theater students to arrive at a later time and still do their job of decorating the school for this marvelous event. Bare again shared her opinion on the matter: “There were a lot of little things that really pulled the whole theme together and made it fun.” The dance was limited to the commons area and the hallway to the front office with the lockers, cafeteria, and rest of the school blocked out with black paper coated with white dots to resemble the night sky.
The dance portion included a DJ, individual photos, and a small variety of food. The dance officially started at 8:30 p.m., but the bigger crowds did not form until about an hour into the dance. During the event, there were a couple line dances interspersed with many slow love songs to give people the opportunity to dance together. Bare stated, “I enjoyed being able to party with my group, and [the DJ] played a good amount of slow songs, not too much or too little which I thought was nice.”
Sadie Hawkins was the second school dance of the year, and it will not be the last. These activities are the makers of memories for the students who attend. High school dances can make the overall experience of school more fun and enjoyable for students.