Winter Wonderland

The Middle School Semi-Formal was a fun-filled night.


Grace Miller

Under colorful lights, middle schoolers danced with one another.

Winter is here and it is bringing Christmas cheer. Many people have been looking forward to the middle school dance to arrive. Huge posters hang around the school, mainly in the middle school hallway. As the day draws near, many people begin to plan what to wear.

On December 6, the Middle School Winter Semi-Formal Dance was in full swing. The dance started at 7:30 and ended at 10 in the high school atrium. Walking in, many colored lights were flashing, and only the outline of the people could be seen. Neon lights and plain lights colored the wall and dance floor with shapes and patterns. Music was blaring playing songs like Dynamite by Taio Cruz, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco, and many more. Some teachers were monitoring the dance while others sold  cookies and Gatorade at the concession stand for when dancers got hungry or thirsty.  

I came to the dance because of the music”

— Anna Rickert

Many people were dancing while others walked around with groups and gossiped about random things. Many other people just sat at the ledge of the atrium and played on their phones. As the dance went on the music changed, suddenly the slow dances started. Several started to get off the dance floor, while a couple of people remained. Some eighth graders that are in a relationship or just friends started to dance, swaying awkwardly to the song. Others just danced with their friends. One of the slow songs they danced to was A Thousands Years by Christina Perri.

The dance was a success and many people were there. “I came to the dance because of the music,” Annika Rickert said, who is an 8th grader. Her friend, Maria Hoffman says, “Music and dressing up is probably my reason.” 

Many people stayed but some people wandered off and left the dance altogether. The next morning, after the 2 hour and 30 minute of dancing, many feet and throats were sore from all the screaming and dancing. All in all, everyone in attendance had an unforgettable night.