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Thespian Society to revive Sadie Hawkins Dance

On Saturday, Jan. 25, McNicholas High School will be welcoming back a beloved tradition that has been absent from the halls of the school since 2010 – the Sadie Hawkins Dance.

“It’s something I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while now,” Thespian Society President Scott Frenzel said.  “I thought it would be a great time to de-stress and have fun with friends just before Mardi Gras, and I think students will really appreciate the girls-asking-guys dynamic.”

In its earliest days, the Sadie Hawkins Dance, commonly referred to as ‘Sadies,’ challenged conventional gender roles, providing girls with the initiative to ask boys to accompany them, rather than waiting to be asked.  When the first Sadies dance was hosted in 1938, the idea of a high school girl making such a bold move was nearly unheard of.  And though the times have certainly changed, it’s still primarily the guys who do the asking.

In an effort to break free from the traditional ‘guys-ask girls’ stigma, the Sadie Hawkins Dance has been marked as a casual occasion in lieu of formal dances like Homecoming and Mardi Gras.  No need to voyage out on shopping mall expeditions in search of the perfect dress; girls will be happy to know that this year’s Sadies has been given an easy, entertaining theme. Break out the parachute pants and legwarmers – this year, Sadies is taking McNick back to the 80s.

“Sadies celebrates having a fun, carefree time, whether you go with friends or with a date,” Frenzel emphasized.

The dance will be held from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Tickets to the event are $5 and will be sold during each lunch bell beginning Jan. 20.

About Lauren Fisher

Senior Lauren Fisher is an Advanced Journalism student and the Editor-in-Chief. She is involved with Academic Team, Service Club, Thespian Society, and is a student ambassador at McNicholas. Outside of school, she enjoys spending her free time reading, writing, and spending time with her family, friends, and cat.

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