By Meghan Bobrowsky,
Students in both costumes and casual wear gathered in Davis High’s North Gym on Friday, Feb. 26 for the annual spring dance. The “Star Wars”-themed dance was held from 8 to 11 p.m., and free food was available.
The dance party was interrupted when a group of band students brought out their instruments and performed their renditions of popular “Star Wars” songs. During this, students began fighting with lightsabers and reenacting scenes from the movies.
Junior Jonah McGarbey attended the dance dressed in a head-to-toe Storm Trooper costume. “I just wanted to come and hang out. It’s awesome because I love ‘Star Wars,’ ” McGarbey said.
Sophomore Iason Pitsillides says that the theme helped convince him to come. “It’s a little small, but it’s still fun since a lot of my friends came,” the “Star Wars” enthusiast said.
Pitsillides also appreciated the decorations: cardboard cutouts of Yoda and Darth Vader greeted the students as they entered the dark gym. White balloons floated up above, and silver stars lined the walls.
The DJ played new hits like “Work” by Rihanna, as well as old favorites like DJ Casper’s “Cha Cha Slide” and Cupid’s “Cupid Shuffle.”
Unlike last year’s free dance, Student Government charged $10 at the door. School Dance Committee Head Victoria Nishikawa explained the reasoning behind the price.
“I thought if we charge something, people would want to stay instead of just coming and leaving,” the sophomore said.
And it worked–Nishikawa confirmed that more students attended this year’s dance than the prior year’s.
Activities Director Anthony Vasquez attributes the success to Nishikawa’s hard work and explained his strategy for managing the Student Government class.
“I try to put students in a place where they can succeed on their own and help them when they don’t know what to do,” Vasquez said.