The annual first dance of the school year, the Street Dance, took place on the first Friday of school, August 14th. Students got down to the music in the parking lot outside the cafeteria with Matt Boehmer as the DJ. Unfortunately, one of his bass speakers blew out within the first hour of the dance, but this didn’t stop New Haven students from dancing the night away.
“The Street Dance had a huge turnout, which was really good,” Student Council President Lauren Bergner says, “I feel like the different grade levels collaborated with each other and didn’t stick with just one group, which I think was great to see throughout our school.”
“The s’mores were good,” Kate Weiser says, “That’s always my favorite part: food.”
Admission to the dance was $3.
Kathy Jasper added, “I liked the slow songs, but there were too many. It was different because usually there aren’t any slow songs at this dance.”
Freshmen Mackenzie Munsinger, Elsie McNabb, and Lexie Oetterer agreed that they liked all the songs at the Street Dance, but “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” was one of their favorites.
For many people, one of the most exciting dance rituals is what happens before the dance. Andrew Menke says, “Before the dance, I took a shower, played a game of NBA on xbox1, then put on my coolest Cardinals shirt.”
Abby Perdue adds, “I got home from softball practice, took a shower, then sat at home and procrastinated because the Street Dance is more casual and not such an important dance.”
The freshmen had the highest attendance at the Street Dance and are now leading in spirit points.