"As the middle school dance approaches, questions start arising: what should I wear? What’s the theme? How much do tickets cost? Here's everything you need to know about this year's Hollywood Night at The Oscars Middle School Dance."--Mila Boyden, 7th Grade
As the middle school dance approaches, questions start arising: what should I wear? What’s the theme? How much do tickets cost? Here's everything you need to know about this year's Hollywood Night at The Oscars Middle School Dance.
What To Wear?
First off, what to wear. There is no dress code for the dance, although members of the student council were thinking of making a semi-formal dress code. If you want to go all out for your outfit, you could copy or take inspiration from what your favorite celebrity wore to the Oscars this year. “I’m probably going to wear something based off of something that a celebrity wore to the Oscars this year, ”said Mackenzie Luna, OSA middle schooler.
Seventh grade Rep, Sadie McMahon said that, “There’s no dress code for the dance but we did think about making it semi formal. We didn’t want to force people to dress fancy, although it would be cool because it’s Hollywood/Oscars themed.”
What's The Theme?
The dance’s Hollywood theme will include Oscar inspired decorations, such as a red carpet.
McMahon explained that “Once we decided on our theme, a lot of the ideas sort of just flowed. We knew that we wanted to get a red carpet, we knew we wanted velvet ropes, and we knew we wanted a good place to take pictures.”
“I like the theme of the dance,” said Cb Omand, an OSA middle schooler. “I think it's gonna be a lot of fun and I'm excited to get dressed up.”
Many students agreed with Omand. “I’m excited to go to the dance because I really like the theme this year, Hollywood Night At the Oscars, and I really like the Oscars, so I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun,” said Luna.
This year, student council decided to change some things about the middle school dance. “We knew we wanted to take what we knew from previous dances and keep what we liked and get rid of what we didn’t like. For example, photo opportunities: we liked that we had it, but we also wanted to make it a little different,” said McMahon.
There was one photo opportunity last year, in front of a homemade 80s themed poster. This year there will be multiple photo opportunities, one of which will be on a red carpet. “The big main attraction photo wise is going to be a surprise backdrop related to the theme and a bunch of goofy props such as a fake mustache and sunglasses," McMahon continued.
Student council also wanted to be prepared for this year's dance. “At last year’s [dance], it was very chaotic, they had to change the date a lot, and there was a lot of postponing. It felt very last minute. So we knew that [this year] we wanted to be a lot more definite with our decisions and start earlier,” McMahon explained. This year, students will be able to earn awards at the dance which is a new concept for middle school dances.
Tickets have been on sale since April 10th, and can still be purchased in the purple room by the 18th street elevator for five dollars. You will also be able to buy tickets at the door, though they will be seven dollars instead of five. While purchasing tickets you have the option to nominate yourself or someone else for their/your own Oscars award.
The categories for the mini Oscars are Best Dressed and Best Dancer. At the dance, people will vote for each nominee.
In addition, when buying tickets for the dance, each student is allowed to request up to two songs to be played. There will be no song requests during the dance, so make sure to put in any requests now. Student Council will then make a playlist for the dance, combining all the requested songs with some others that are currently popular.
Why You Should Go
Although school dances aren't for everyone, they're always a fun opportunity to dress up, go out with friends, and have a good time. “I am going to the dance because I had a lot of of fun at the dance last year,” said Omand, “and all my friends are going to the dance. I think it’s gonna be really fun.”