Winter formal aims to enchant students
January 17, 2017
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Chatter about dresses, formal proposals, and enchanted forests fills the air on campus as Winter Formal approaches.
On Jan. 21, Carlmont Winter Formal will be held at the Fox Theater.
Students look forward to a night of dressing in fancy clothes and dancing with their friends as the ASB dance commission plans vigorously to create an unforgettable night.
Though Formal tickets appear costly, at up to $50 each, ASB offers a source of financial aid and the money from ticket sales is used for the decorations and festivities of the dance.
Kimberly Lane, a senior and ASB dance commissioner, said, “We work closely with our decorator to find items that will transform our space. Formal is more expensive than a middle-school or youth-center dance because more goes into it. A substantial amount of money from ticket sales goes into covering the cost of the venue. The goal is to make a quality dance and to ensure tickets are affordable for students.”
Though this dance is familiar to some, for others it is a new experience and many don’t know just what to expect from the venue.
Event decorator Tony Loiacono said, “The Fox Theater is a great venue to hold the Carlmont Winter Formal. With its location, history, and intimacy, we hope to transform it into an Enchanted Forest with draping vines, a garden gazebo, and specialty balloons, too.”
According to ASB members, the goal of the dance is to get as many students as they can to embrace the night with their friends, snacks, and a spunky DJ.
Michelle Tenin, a junior and ASB dance commissioner, said, “Over the past couple of years that I have been in the dance commission, there has been a steady rise in ticket sales so we project that there will probably be around 800 people attending formal this year. Our goal is 1,000 attendees, but we’ll know within the week if we’ll be able to achieve that.”
ASB encourages students to spend a night focused on their friends and put themselves out there to meet new people rather than stay home and spend time on technology.
Lane said, “Freshman should go because it’s a great way to experience the spirit that we have here at Carlmont. So far ticket sales have been going well and I expect a full Fox Theater.”