By Kacey Hsu,
Instead of the homecoming dance this year, Davis High Student Government has decided to host a fun and casual dance called MORP (prom spelled backwards).
Roughly based on the fall “Bogus Ball,” a costume party-themed dance tradition at DHS up until 2008, the new dance theme is the “backwards” prom. MORP dances are common in schools from other areas, but this type of dance is new to students at DHS.
Dance committee head and senior Sydney Maguire believes the MORP will bring a different crowd.
“Formal dances tend to bring a lot of couples and I have a feeling MORP will bring a lot of groups of friends to just hang out and have a good time,” Maguire said.
The theme of the dance is very broad and allows everyone to be comfortable. Similar to the Bogus Ball, students who attend are invited to dress up in their most wild and creative costumes and outfits.
“When people think ‘costume party’ they probably think they need to go out and buy a costume. But I think they just need to wear something funny and whatever they want,” senior Gabe Leal said.
Leal, who is also part of Student Government, looks forward to the new dance and is preparing to dress with the theme.
“I’d probably wear that bear suit from Workaholics,” Leal said.
As Bogus Ball was one of DHS’ highest attended dances, Student Government expects nothing less from this fall’s MORP.
The dance will be from 8 to 11 pm on Oct. 10. Tickets may be bought in advance the week of the dance for $5 with ASB and $7 without; tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10.