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The Winter Dance: A New CB Tradition

(illustration by Nathan Hertzler) As another year passes, CB sticks to its beloved traditions. These cherished traditions include the haunted house put on by student council, Earth Day activities, Homecoming, and the Christmas concert. However, CB is welcoming change to one of its traditions. The Sadie Hawkins Dance, also known as Sadies, will be replaced […]

(illustration by Nathan Hertzler)

As another year passes, CB sticks to its beloved traditions. These cherished traditions include the haunted house put on by student council, Earth Day activities, Homecoming, and the Christmas concert.

However, CB is welcoming change to one of its traditions. The Sadie Hawkins Dance, also known as Sadies, will be replaced by the Winter Dance. Before this year, CB carried on the tradition of hosting the Sadies Hawkins Dance. Traditionally, Sadies is a school-wide dance in which the roles are reversed and girls ask guys to attend as their dates. This year’s Winter Dance will take place on Friday February 22nd. Students are encouraged to come in any Safari-themed outfit.

The Talon sat down with some major influencers of this change, Student Council members John Duncan (‘19), Giana Hays (’19), and Jessica Hennelly (’19), to get a better insight of what this new dance has in store. The Talon also talked Sadies veteran Ariana Lopez (‘20) to get her opinion and predictions for the change, and Melissa Ellis (‘20), who is yet to make an appearance to Sadies, to get her take on if the new change will influence her decision to go and if it should influence yours too.

Senior Class Council members, John, Giana, and Jessica were eager to share what changes were made and what the CB community can expect from the new dance.

The members explained that the winter dance was made to have a more “inclusive” vibe without the pressure to have a date in order to attend. They expanded that there is sometimes pressure or even a feeling of being forced to have a date when attending Sadies.

This new dance will not require dates in order to attend and is welcome to those wanting to attend with friends.

Ariana has cheerful reflections upon previous experiences at Sadies that have her excited her for the new Winter Dance.

“What I loved about Sadies was when we were in a circle with our friends, everyone had a smile on their face, the DJ played throwback songs, and everyone was singing and dancing.”

When asked if she would attend the new winter dance, Ariana welcomed the idea by stating her excitement for memories to be made at the dance and that her enjoyable experiences from her previous Sadies will influence her decision attend.

“I am going because I went to my freshman Sadies and it was so much fun,” she says. “I also want to go to make some more memories with my friends and listen to loud music.”

Although Sadies has not been one of CB’s highly attended dances, Ariana predicts that the changes and updates being made to the dance will draw a larger crowd.

“The winter dance has never been introduced to CB, making it a bit of a mystery that might attract people to go,” she says.

Despite not having attended the last two Sadies, Melissa shared how the Winter Dance’s exclusion from girl asking guy tradition has influenced her decision to attend.

“I’m excited to go to the Winter Dance because there is not a lot of pressure for a girl to ask a guy or a guy to ask a girl,” she says. “It is more about going to have a good time with your friends.”

With optimistic judgements already bestowed by CB students, the CB Winter Dance looks to be an up and coming dance that can remain a beloved tradition for years to come.

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