For the first time in 10 years, CVHS hosted the Back to School Dance following our welcome back assembly. The on-campus dance took place on Friday, Aug. 31 and lasted from 7 to 10 p.m.
The aloha themed dance was very casual and ticket prices were no higher than $10 to attend. Incentives like free snow cones, food, and prizes for winning games were all offered at the event. And once the sun set, the environment grew lively with music from the professional DJ playing in the background.
“At first it was pretty slow and a little boring. But as soon as people let loose, it was pretty fun,” said senior Nolan Keating.
In efforts to compensate for the removal of the traditional freshman dance and newly announced combined junior and senior prom in May, this dance was brought back to life. Since Junior Prom is no longer on the list of dances, administration worked to add two dances to the student activities schedule: the Back to School Dance and the Spring Fling.
Compared to other dances held on campus, however, attendance rates were fairly low. About 152 tickets were sold including pre-sale and at-the-door purchases altogether.
“While the dance didn’t have the highest attendance, students still had a great time and enjoyed themselves.” said activities director Michael Kentris.
Overall, the Back to School Dance is projected to become a long-lasting tradition in the coming years and this was just the beginning of something that could be even more successful in the future.