Students Prepare for “Under the Sea” themed Freshmen Dance

Freshman come up with Under the Sea themed dance.

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Freshman come up with Under the Sea themed dance.

Sophia Liang, Eastside Staff

The Class of 2020’s Freshman Dance will be held on Friday, January 13 from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. in Cafeteria 2.

The theme for the night is Under the Sea, which won against other suggestions such as Winter Wonderland and decades.

“Choosing the theme was a pretty lengthy process,” said a class Student Government Association (SGA) representative Josie Williams (’20). “We broke up into committees and each committee presented a PowerPoint on [one of the themes], then we took a vote and Under the Sea was the consensus.”

Attendees will enter the dance through Cafeteria 1, which will be decorated to resemble a beach, before descending “under the sea” through the teacher’s lounge into Cafeteria 2.  In Cafeteria 2, students will be greeted by colored lights, blue streamers, and jellyfish decorations.

“We wanted to create a really fun atmosphere,” said Maddy Kagan (’20), a SGA representative who helped design the decorations.

There will be a wide selection of food and drink, including sliders from P.J. Whelihan’s, pizza, hoagies, donuts, chips and fishbowl-themed sodas.

A DJ will be playing a variety of popular songs and taking requests from the crowd.

Everyone who attends the dance will also receive a t-shirt as a souvenir of the night.

“The t-shirts are navy blue and they look really good. I like them a lot,” said Williams.

The freshman SGA members split into committees for food, decorations, tickets, t-shirts and social media in order to prepare for the dance. Between making decorations after school to promoting the event on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, SGA has been working tirelessly to plan a great night.

“For the most part preparations have been going smoothly…It’s kind of a struggle because we’re freshmen and we don’t know what to expect, but I think for our first year doing this we’re doing a really good job,” Williams said.

Tickets to the dance cost $25 each and will be sold outside the auditorium doors during both lunch periods until LB2 on Friday the 13. More than 600 people are expected to attend.

“I want everyone who goes to the dance to have fun. They should have a great time, enjoy the whole night and hang out with friends,” said class SGA representative Jake Brooks (’20).

“I hope the freshmen have a good time so they keep coming to dances,” Williams said. “I want to make the impression that our class has good dances and that we put forth a lot of effort into what we produce.”