Holiday Dance

By Emma Helmick

Students gathered at tables enjoying each others company. Photo by Emma Helmick.

GS students dressed up and ran to the dance floor for a night of partying.

The 2022 Holiday dance was held in Crabtree at Marian Hall. It lasted from 5:00pm to 9:30pm and almost everyone was dressed up formally for the occasion. Dinner was served at 5:30pm.

“This location was much bigger than last year’s,” sophomore Alexxus Reynolds said. “It gave us a lot more space to move around and dance, which was good. The only downside was that the restrooms were smaller.”

There were about 250 students who made reservations, and it was more spacious than last year’s dance at the country club.

“The main reason for the venue change was to increase the capacity,” SCA co-advisor Mr. Christopher Gazze said. “We were previously limited to approximately 225 guests.”

Many more students could attend this year and there was still room for everyone.

Everyone having fun dancing to the music. Photo by Emma Helmick.

“The music was one of the best parts,” sophomore Alexxus Reynolds said. “The DJ played a lot of unexpected throwbacks that I think everyone loved.”

During the time for dancing, which was from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, the DJ played a variety of music for almost everyone to enjoy.

“The food was better last year, but I had fun and the music was okay,” junior Bryonna Macioce said.

The dinner options consisted of chicken, alfredo, red pasta, roasted red potatoes, green beans and garden salad. Long’s Catering provided the food. They also had a large cookie table for dessert.

“I know my friends and I had a really great time, but I also know that some people did not, especially those who were not comfortable dancing,” Reynolds said. “But from most of what I have heard, everyone enjoyed themselves.”

Although most of the guests were on the dance floor, some stayed at their tables for the majority of the time.

“There was more and easier access to parking and there was more room for dancing,” History teacher Ms. Lucy Iapalucci said. “Plus, the kids all looked amazing.”

The doors were open to leave from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. People were leaving at different times, so there was almost no trouble with getting out.

“I do not see how the kids could not have a blast,” Ms. Iapalucci said. “Music, friends and dancing. The perfect mix.”

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