Student government has a fresh take on spring dance

PHOTO: Students line up outside the finance office to purchase tickets to ‘Spring Fling’

By Claire Stevens, Editor–

Student government is preparing to hold their ‘Spring Fling’ dance March 15 at 7 p.m. in the North gym.

The spring dance has seen several forms over the past few years as a casual dance following men’s basketball Break the Record Night in 2017 and a Hawaiian themed dance after the student versus staff basketball game in 2018 that suffered from low attendance.

This year, the “semi-semi formal” dance is a stand alone Friday night event.

“We decided to change the spring dance from an informal one to a more formal one, similar to [Winter Ball],” said senior Alli Ayers, the committee head for the dance. This semi-formal dress code was partly inspired by the fact that homecoming this year was casual instead of semi-formal.

Ayers says her committee has been planning the dance since the start of the second semester.

Along with being a more formal dance, Spring Fling will include royalty. The theme is also one Davis High has not had before.

Student government also hosted a proposal contest on Instagram for two free tickets. Juniors Rachael Bernauer and Ronan Watts won with their Lord of the Rings themed proposal.

Instagram was also utilized for this dance to allow students to make song requests and ask questions about the event with Instagram stories.

Another innovation for the dance is the ability of students to buy tickets online, though Ayers reports some complained of having to make and account to purchase tickets or needing to have a dance contract already on file.

Student favorites returning from previous dances include the photo booth from Winter Ball and the games corner that’s been present at all of this year’s dances.

Ayers says her committee has been planning the dance since the start of the second semester.

“Dances can be hard to plan because a lot of work goes into them but the end result is always worth it,” Ayers said.

Tickets to the dance are available online on the Davis High website or at the finance office until the day of the dance.

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