Get Your Glow On
by Kat Feary on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Of the many SAA events that occur over the course over the year, many students highlight their favorites to be the all-school dances. Whether you’re looking to dress up in crazy clothes, meet new people, or dance like nobody’s watching, these off-da-hook events have something for everybody.
The back-to-school dance sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Delaney Flynn (I) said she “was really able to get [her] groove on at the black light dance” and “feel one with the music.” Emily Bland (II) agreed, adding “I loved seeing the student body covered in paint and ready for a good time!” The theme of the dance made being inside that much more fun, with students illuminating the walls of Wigg Hall.
If you enjoyed the last dance, make sure to keep an eye out for the ones scheduled to occur within the upcoming months. Coming up next is the Swap-It dance, a fun twist on an honored Milton tradition. Mid-October, Milton students, teachers, and parents rush to the huge tag sale in the hockey rink to buy and sell absurd clothing. The whole school floods the ACC, searching through all of the buckets and racks for the perfect outfit. Maddie Warwick (II) loves Swap-It, saying she “likes…to shop for absurd things.”. Students purchase these clothes and sport them in wild combinations to a dance following the sale, having fun while fundraising.
Ellie Minot (II) who didn’t get to go to the black light dance, says she can’t wait for Swap-it. “It’s one of my favorite dances, buying all the ridiculous clothes and seeing what everyone else wears,” Minot exclaims. Walking into the dance is overwhelming but exhilarating at the same time, seeing all the bright colors and different costumes.
Another dance to look forward to is the Onyx dance, where Milton Academy invites many other private schools to come together for an annually anticipated event. This themed dance, set up by the Onyx club, is an energy-filled relief from a dance-barren winter. Almost every student at Milton Academy has attended this dance at least once in his or her high-school career, it’s a dance that nobody would want to miss.
Both Swap-It and Onyx have two things in common that make them so much fun: attendance and theme. Both elements are essential in order to have a good dance. Erika Lamere (III) says, “Homecoming was my least favorite dance [last year] since nobody showed up.” Many other students felt the same way, wishing the formal was better attended. Maddie Warwick also suggested that “there should be more dances in the winter, since there aren’t really any, and students get extremely stressed out around then.”
Most dances are awesome, with loud music, great themes, and tons of people. As Josh Pomper (I) said, “school dances get weird, but in a good way.”
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