Class of 2019 hosts winter dance March 18

Caroline Peterson, Reporter

Pause the search for prom dresses ladies . . . a Winter Dance is coming soon. A 50’s themed dance will be held in the cafeteria on March 18th from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $15 and will be capped.

“We don’t expect to sell as many as homecoming in general, so we’re not really worried about selling out,” 2019 class President Emma Wallner (’19) said.

Selling out of tickets was a serious problem with homecoming this year however, due to the venue change from the gym to the cafeteria. Tickets were capped at 800 leaving some students in the cold.

“I think it will be the same as homecoming which was alright. I didn’t like how it was in the cafeteria cause it’s small and hot,” Sean Payne (’18) said.

In fact, this is the first time in several years a winter dance is actually happening. Rumors circulate every year, but one has never taken form since now.

Other schools like North Harford and Dulaney face the same problem. There are efforts to host a winter dance every year, but lack of attendance prevents it from happening.

Students now are also wary of attendance. “I’m not too excited for it. I just don’t know if we’ll get a big crowd,” Payne said.

Some schools like Belair and Fallston have had successful winter dances every year. Fallston’s is unique in which girls as boys.

“I think it would be cool to have that,” Andrew Clark (’17) said. “I’m getting tired of asking girls to dances but it will be fun to have something other than homecoming and prom.”

“The dance is being hosted by the freshman and sophomore class, but all grades are welcome to come. “It’s just being marketed towards the underclassman since all money raised will go to the freshman and sophomore class,” Wallner said.

Some underclassmen are looking forward to this additional dance.

“I am very excited to go [to the dance.] I think it will be a little more fun for the underclassmen compared to homecoming since its geared toward us more,” Zoe Nicholson (’20) said.

“The freshmen and sophomores are throwing it together because we don’t have prom and we wanted to have some fun between homecoming and the end of the year. We thought March would be a good point,” Wallner said.

The Winter Dance might become an annual tradition.