Students and their parents danced the night away this past Saturday at the annual Christian Brothers Family Dance. Watch out Joker and Lex Luther, a new group of justice vigilantes are here to save the day. Dressed head-to-toe in their most heroic costumes and ready for some family fun, over 700 students and their parents […]
Students and their parents danced the night away this past Saturday at the annual Christian Brothers Family Dance.
Watch out Joker and Lex Luther, a new group of justice vigilantes are here to save the day.
Dressed head-to-toe in their most heroic costumes and ready for some family fun, over 700 students and their parents arrived at the superhero-themed Christian Brothers Family Dance this past Saturday.
Funky music, dance contests, and creative costumes were only some of the memorable parts of this fun night on the town for CB families. To kick off the night, parents and students were invited to the cafeteria for some delicious desserts from Ettore’s European Bakery and Restaurant. Soon after, the school gym came alive with music from DJ High Top, a student body favorite.
The unexpected superhero/Comic-Con theme of this year’s family dance made it one to remember, as both students and parents showed their spirit, dressed as everything from heroic heartthrobs to villainous vixens. Among the most popular characters of the night were the Incredibles, Batman, Catwoman, and Captain America.
Some students and parents even created their own unique superheroes to be for the night. Allie Schwartz (’14) and her dad shined brightly as “Glitter Girl and Glitter Guy”.
“We stomp out evil with our sparkle,” explained this peppy senior of her alter-ego.
The success of this yearly dance was clear in the responses of its many attendees.
Bryan Petkus (’14) called it “an absolute blast”.
“I’ve gone to it every year, but this one was the best because of the awesome theme,” explained Bryan, who dressed as Zorro for the night. “It was great seeing everyone dressed as superheroes and showing off some spirit. I would go next year if I had the chance.”
It is no surprise that an event of such a huge success requires an equal amount of planning. Filling in as the Director of Student Activities, Ms. Annie Hoëkman explained how the planning process this dance is different from that of a Homecoming or Sadie Hawkins dance.
“It has to be more classy,” she says of the Family Dance, calling it “the biggest dance of the year” with regards to both attendance and spirit.
According to Ms. Hoëkman, planning is less stressful as there is no dress code to enforce and staff are not needed to supervise the dance itself.
Not only a fun night in costume, the family-oriented dance reinforces the principle of community that CB was founded on. “It builds relationships,” says Hoëkman, as well as enhancing the communal environment of the school.
In light of its great reviews, it is clear that the family dance was a hit with both students and parents, and a perfect way to kick off a year of dances.