School dances essential part of student life that shouldn’t be missed

School dances can be really fun. You get all dressed up and go out with friends. You might go out for dinner before. Usually, there are lots of pictures that are taken. The school dance can also be a good way to meet new friends. Most importantly you get to go out and have a great time. 

Every year our student senate plans and organizes the school dances. They put a lot of work into decorating and making sure it looks nice. They come before the dance to set up and stay after to clean up as well. They do their best to make sure everyone has a good time and enjoy themselves.

Image from prom 2019 at the KIA courtesy of Gull Lake Yearbook

The homecoming dance being the first one of the year is usually the most exciting. Especially to the freshman because it would be their first high school dance. Asking someone to the school dance, going with your friends, or in a group is also a lot of fun. The dance is a way to let loose and relax.

I think of them as a way to have fun in the midst of school and other things. You get the chance to dance like no one’s watching and maybe even get others to dance with you. The homecoming game is the day before making the dance a good way to celebrate the end of the football season. 

2018 Homecoming at GLHS courtesy of Gull Lake Yearbook

The next dance that falls in line is Sno Court. This is the time of year when the fellas can relax, and not have to stress over who they’re gonna ask. This is the time of year when the ladies ask the guys to the dance (Sadie Hawkins dance). This is also a really fun dance to go to.

Although it’s cold outside and most likely snow on the ground by this time doesn’t make it a bad time to go to a dance. This is the dance that about ends the basketball season.

Everyone goes to the game, the day before the dance usually, and cheers on the boys’ varsity basketball team. Since this dance is a little smaller, it is held in the cafeteria, but it looks just as nice and it’s decorated like for homecoming. This dance is also a really good way to let loose of all of the stress you might be having towards the middle of the school year. This is the last dance of the year that all grades are allowed to go to. 

Last but not least there is Prom. Prom is for Juniors and Seniors, and it’s a way to close off the year for the seniors last year. This dance is not held at the school. It is usually at the Air Zoo, or the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA). For the seniors, this is the last time for them and their friends to celebrate before they start the next chapter of their lives. This is usually the year the seniors go all out and just have the best time they can to close off their year.

School dances bring people together. They give a reason to go out and have fun. You could get asked by your crush to go to the dance, or even a really good friend and have a lot of fun. The dances bring people together. They create good memories and bonds that you will never forget.

Syann Hollins

Syann Hollins

My name is Syann Hollins. I am a junior at Gull Lake High School, and I chose this class because I wanted to get better at videography and photography/photoshop. I enjoy writing, editing, and I also hope to improve those skills. I'm interested in writing about community activities and maybe a few sports.

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