Sophomore class to host ‘Decade Dance’

The 2019 prom committee is planning a ‘Decades Dance’ in place of the traditional Sadie Hawkins dance


Kelsey Carroll, Staff Reporter

The Decades Dance, featuring music and dances from the 1950s to today, will be held on March 4 from 8-10 p.m. in the commons.

This event will take the place of of the Sadie Hawkins Dance and is being planned by the Class of 2019 student government. Tickets are $7 from Jan. 30 to Feb. 27, $10 from Feb. 30 to March 3, and $12 at the door.

“We wanted to do a Decades Dance because it was originally the Sadie Hawkins dance, but I didn’t like the Sadie Hawkins dance,” sophomore class president Alec Welhouse said.  “My friend mentioned to me, ‘Hey let’s do a sock hop,’ and I was like, ‘Oh that’d be cool.’ Then we came up with this idea of doing the Decades Dance from every decade.”

The money made at the dance will go toward paying for next year’s prom, specifically to reserve the venue.

“We did a Sadie Hawkins dance about two years ago, and I want to say we had about 150 to 200 students show up, and we made the amount we needed for the down payment,” administrative assistant Sara Seoighe said.

Drinks will be provided at the dance, and the decades theme is just a way to “mix it up,”  sophomore class vice president Ryan Raineri said.

“You come, you dress as your favorite decade, and then you just dance to all the music and have fun,” Raineri said. “I think it will be a fun time, and everybody will enjoy it.”  

The committee started planning at the beginning of the semester for the Decades Dance. Seoighe is “all for” the change from the traditional Sadie Hawkins dance.

“It’s just a fun way to kind of start a new tradition here at Lovejoy,” Seoighe said. “It’s something that [we] haven’t done before, so that can kind of be [the class’s] legacy a little. This is what the class has done, and hopefully underclassmen will take that on and enjoy it.”