Leadership prepares for McNary High School Neon Dance on the 7th.
February 6, 2020 By:MHS Piper
By Josh Patton
Grab your glow sticks and wear your bright outfits because the Neon Dance is taking place on the 7th at McNary High School. After the Girls Basketball game vs Summit, head to the cafeteria to celebrate the victory or dance until you forget the loss, either way, its shaping up to be a fun night that ends at 10pm.
The price for a ticket is $3 or free with your ASB student ID card.
This is the third year the Neon Dance has been held at McNary. It’s a student favorite because it’s focus is on having fun. “I think people like this dance because it isn’t formal and it’s more casual. I feel this is why people keep coming back each year. It’s a dance that is more freeing for every student. There isn’t a need for having a date and you don’t have to wear formal attire,” said McNary High School Senior and Leadership member Brittney Morriss.
Make sure you show the members of Leadership some love for putting the dance together. The process can take a month and a half to plan. The process includes finding a venue and getting supplies. Another big part is advertising which includes posters and flyers as well as social media posts.
It’s predicted that all the hard work is going to be worth it. “I feel we will have a good turn out due to the amount of advertisements we have done,” Morriss said.
This year is going to be better than the last. “In the past we have had a good turn out for the dance. Last year was an exception though due to students not turning in their dance agreements. Students also didn’t know what they were a week prior to the dance,” Morriss said.
Putting on dances makes Morriss excited. “I’ve been a part of Leadership for three years now. My favorite part is planning events that help involve all students,” Morriss said.
After all their hard work, Leadership gets to cut loose and enjoy. “We get to have fun at the dance. We recruit staff and teachers to chaperone as well as work and supervise,” Morriss said.
Once the dance is over, the work isn’t done there. “We get a committee together that shows up right after the dance ends to clean it up,” Morriss said.
The $3 for a ticket goes towards keeping the dances alive. “It goes back into our Leadership fund. It pays for a wide variety of things like other dances, equipment, poster paper, paint, etc.,” Morriss said.