New Sadies date should not be a big deal

February 13, 2009 — by Staff editorial

The Sadie Hawkins Dance has always served as the cherry on top the delicious treat that is Spring Fling Week. For most students, it is the part of the spirit-based week that they enjoy the most.

This year, however, many have raised unnecessary complaints about the change of date for the annual Sadies dance: it will be held on Feb. 27, departing from its usual slot as part of the week-long celebration in March. The change, which was made by ASB in order to provide the school with another informal dance, is a positive one and receive students’ support.

Students say holding Sadies early breaks timeless tradition. The Dance commission, however, has taken steps to ensure that much of what is appreciated about the Sadie Hawkins Dance remains the same. Girls will still be the ones asking their dates, and those who attend are welcomed to dress to the theme, “Opposites Attract.”

In addition to keeping with past unwritten regulation, the Dance commission is also beginning new traditions, including encouraging students to come without a date. In the past, many students have not attended Sadie’s because they did not have a date and missed an important experience at Saratoga High. This year, the commission is widely advertising Sadie’s as an informal dance, where students may come with or without a date and still enjoy good music. Prices are also more affordable this year, with only one set ticket price at the door. This reduces student stress about buying bids in time by removing the deadline.

These changes to the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance are all beneficial to students, who will still be able to enjoy Spring Fling’s main attractions, including Powder Puff football and the Battle of the Boom. Those students who were at Saratoga High last year when Sadie’s was cancelled due to inappropriate conduect at an earlier dance know that Spring Fling Week can be fun even without the dance at the end of it, and they should be especially grateful to have the dance at all this year.

With more time to focus on other events, and no extra stress regarding dates and an imposing formal dance, students should stop complaining and making plans to attend.

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