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DGS hosts winter dance on Feb. 24

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Maya Homberg
Last year’s winter dance hosted DJ Edi Dzaferoski. This year’s DJ has yet to be announced.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, DGS will open its doors to students sporting masquerade masks and dressed in green, purple and gold. Gussied up in dresses and suits, students will attend the annual winter dance, which takes place from 7-10 p.m. and has a Mardi Gras/masquerade theme.

Tickets may be purchased through 5-Star from Feb. 13-23, with pre-sale costing $25 and at-the-door costing $30. For students bringing guests, a guest form had to have been filled out by Feb. 9.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and students must have their DGS photo ID to be admitted to the dance. Doors lock at 8 p.m., and no bags other than very small clutches are allowed in.

Students have mixed feelings about the event, typically favoring homecoming over the winter dance.
Junior Jill Kane plans on attending the dance, but she found it difficult to convince her friends to come with.

“I think it could be a fun experience with friends, but from last year’s experience, it doesn’t seem very enjoyable in a small group or by yourself,” Kane said.

Senior Madison Hahn doesn’t plan on partaking in the event, and she explained that most seniors probably feel the same.

“I am not going to the dance because I went last year and I left early. I feel like it’s much more of an underclassman dance. I think an indoor dance isn’t really appealing, and we had homecoming already and then we [seniors] have prom, so TAB [the winter dance] just seems like an in-between,” Hahn said.

Leading up to the dance, DGS is hosting their annual dress-up competition during Feb. 20-23. Spirit days include pj day, country vs. country club day, rhyme without reason and class colors.

Rhyme without reason is the first brand-new spirit day DGS selected. Students can find a partner and choose costumes that rhyme but don’t make sense, such as Hannah Montana and a banana. Students have mixed feelings about the spirit days as well.

“I like the spirit week days, but I feel like with the country vs. country club, we did something similar during homecoming, so it would’ve been nice if we varied it a little more,” Hahn said.

The week will end with DGS’s annual spirit week assembly on Friday, Feb. 23, where students and staff will compete in various games and contests.

Dance rules can be found here and dress-up days can be found here.

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