Is there really a stigma behind going to Sadies? Around this time my Freshman year, it was Sadies galore. All the girls were asking boys to the dance in such cute and individual ways. But it was obvious that the freshmen were the only ones getting into the spirit. As a sophomore and junior, Sadies […]
Is there really a stigma behind going to Sadies?
Around this time my Freshman year, it was Sadies galore. All the girls were asking boys to the dance in such cute and individual ways.
But it was obvious that the freshmen were the only ones getting into the spirit.
As a sophomore and junior, Sadies became a “lame” event meant for freshmen. At least, that’s what I thought.
Carleigh Osen (’15) used to have a negative view on the date dance.
“I never really thought it would be fun,” she explains. “But I went last year and ended up having a great time.”
Claire Jones-Ruman (’15) also agrees that Sadies seemed uncool back then.
“I thought it was lame because that’s what I heard from the Upperclassmen,” the senior shares. “Probably because of the dress code.”
The dress code is a big factor when it comes to Sadies. Throughout all four years of high school, I have heard numerous students say that if Sadies was formal, they would attend.
Carleigh also wishes the dance was formal.
“It’s fun to dress up every once and a while, especially for the lower classmen who don’t have prom,” she says. “It creates more of a draw towards the dance and makes it more of an occasion rather than just another dance.”
So far we have heard from quite a few girls, mainly because Sadies is perceived to be the girl ask guy dance. But boy’s definitely have their opinions about the dance as well.
Ayden Carroll (’16) finds the asking process a bit humorous.
“I think it is kind of funny that the girls have to build the confidence to ask a guy to Sadies.” he shares. “They now know what it feels like in the guys shoes.”
Perhaps the reason many students don’t attend is because of nerves, but senior year is the perfect time to get over the butterflies and bring the tradition back.
Hannah Palmer (’15) is one of many who plans on attending, but her reasoning is blissfully simple.
“I wanted to go to Sadies this year because I’m a senior and seniors do cool things,” she shares. “The last time I went, I was an awkward freshman, but I remember being excited for my senior year Sadies.”
As seniors, it is our job to lead the pack — or should I say flock of Falcons — down the right path. Sadies doesn’t have to be awkward — it can be a time to get groovy on the dance floor with your best friends.