Ladies, Ladies, Time For A Sadies

Student Council announces the first-ever Sadie Hawkins dance.

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photo by Courtesy of Remy Arnold

A graphic displays information for “Sadies in the 80s.” The graphic was posted Nov. 30. The dance will take place 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 20, 2023, at the Lone Tree Bowlero.

by Claire Bauer, Editor in Chief

Students rush to the mall to buy outfits. Decorations are painted, balloons blown up. Tickets are bought, and dates are asked to the latest school dance.

But, this time, it’s the girls asking.

For the first time in school history, a Sadie Hawkins dance is being held. On Nov. 30, Student Council announced the upcoming “Sadie’s in the 80s” dance. The dance will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Lone Tree Bowlero. The theme revolves around the 1980s, and students are encouraged to dress up in 80s-style clothing and costumes.

“We had a lot of input from the student body that they wanted a Sadies because we haven’t had one, so representing the rest of the school’s desire, we decided to do one,” Student Body President Myles Rubin ‘23 said. “[Students] can wear whatever you’d like, whether that be formal, 80s-themed [clothes], or the shirts [Student Council] will sell. We just like the idea of an 80s-themed night especially since it’s at Bowlero, with all the neon and what that encompasses.”

According to NationalToday.com, Sadie Hawkins dances originate from an annual Sadie Hawkins holiday created by American cartoonist Al Capp in 1937. Capp wrote yearly stories about a girl named Sadie Hawkins who pursued men rather than allowing them to chase after her. After the reversal of gender role expectations and ideas caught on, Sadie’s dances were created to encourage women to ask dates of their choice to the dance, and it became more widespread. 

“At our event, there will be bowling, laser tag, an arcade, a dance floor, and a dessert bar,” Rubin said.

Tickets went on sale for $20 on MySchoolBucks starting Jan. 11. Tickets must be pre-purchased.