The Sadie Hawkins Winter Formal Dance was held on Friday, February 2nd and was the first winter dance that Rossview has hosted since 2010. The dance was held after the basketball game, played at home against Clarksville High School. Walking into the cafeteria, dance-goers could enjoy the gothic lighting, shimmery tapestries, and colored balloons that set the mood for the rest of the night. Students had the opportunity to dance, chat with friends, and take pictures. The dance posed as a fundraiser for a new electronic sign that will be installed in front of Rossview to deliver information to the school. Attending the dance was not only a great chance to have a great time dancing the night away, but also helped raise money for our school.
The Sadies Hawkins Dance is similar to any other semi-formal that Rossview has hosted, but with an interesting twist: the girls ask the guys to be their dates, instead of vice versa. The Sadies Hawkins Dance is based on a comic strip, Li’l Abner, dating all the way back to 1937. In the comic strip, unmarried women pursue the men they want to marry. Today, this same concept has been translated into dancing.
The dance was a huge success, and it will hopefully become an annual school tradition.