Have a Ball at the Snowball Dance


Claire Miller, Staff writer

While students look forward to dances like Homecoming and Prom in the fall and spring season, a winter event called the Snowball Dance, formerly known as the Sadie Hawkins Dance, is right around the corner. The dance will take place on Saturday, February 4, in the high school cafeteria and will be hosted by MTHS Mini-THON. Because Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, the theme of the dance is Valentine’s. The theme is optional, but for those who plan on participating in the theme, wear red, pink, or purple.

The formerly-known Sadie Hawkins Dance is traditionally held on November 13. It is a dance in which a woman invites a man as her date, as opposed to a man inviting a woman. MT changed the name of the dance because it is associated with the tradition, which does not accommodate members of the LGBTQ+ community. However, MT still upholds Sadie’s tradition.

Mini-THON organized this event so all the profits are for the kids. “Our design team has been very busy making all sorts of Valentine’s Day decorations and morale has been building excitement,” said Mini-THON head Kayla Kurtz. During the dance there will be great music and lots of fun. “We are really excited for the dance and to have a fun time while helping a great cause! We are most excited to see Mr. Sneeringer DJ,” said Mini-THON head Elle Commerce.. Mini-THON has dedicated a lot of effort to make this event a success.

Last year’s Snowball dance followed COVID-19 restrictions protocol. COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the last year, and many schools are back to normal. Previously, guests from other schools were prohibited, due to COVID-19  safety measures. This year, guests will be allowed, and the paperwork to fill out may be found in the main office.  

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