Once Homecoming seasons comes to an end, for Southern Lehigh, a gap of over eight months lies between the homecoming dance and prom. The officers and advisors of the Class of 2020 and 2021, intend to bridge this gap with the organization of a winter dance.
“The preparations have taken place in our 2020 advisory period with a group of 20 or so other students,” senior Fundraising Coordinator Paige Zamichelli said. “Together, we decided on the date, decorations, and when we are selling tickets.”
Although preparations are currently in a preliminary phase, the organizers have already set forth plans and priorities for this year’s dance.
“This year we’ve have a date, we’ve got a time, we have a theme, we know what supplies we need, and we know what food we need,” senior class adviser Ms. Erin Laney said. “So all the little details have already been taken care of, and really it’s just about us figuring out when were actually gonna start getting the ball rolling.”
Marketed as a winter dance coupled with a celebration of leap year, the officers are working building on the foundation of last year’s winter dance to expand and improve this year’s event.
“What we’re going to do this year is to have a senior court, because for prom, it’s always a junior court,” Ms. Laney said. “We figured the seniors would come out for one last hurrah before prom.”
While turnout for the 2019 winter dance was lower compared to homecoming, the officers and advisors are looking forward to a larger turnout in 2020.
“We hope more people are going to come because it seems like people liked the extra activities” senior class secretary Emma Herceg said.
The winter dance is planned for March 6, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the high school. Ticket sales will begin February 18th and the price will start at $10 during the presale, and will then increase to $15, then $20 during the week before and at the door.