Glow at Turnabout

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Courtesy of Varsity Club.

The theme for this year's winter dance is Glow.

As Turnabout quickly approaches on Saturday, Feb. 20, Varsity Club is putting its final touches on the planning process. Throughout the year, there have been plenty of rumors regarding what Turnabout would look like this year. The answer: a semi-formal, glow-in-the-dark dance with laser tag.

What many students don’t realize is how much planning goes into this event. Varsity Club starts the process just after Homecoming by brainstorming ideas, but it doesn’t get serious until the first week back from winter break.

“[We brainstorm] a list of themes and the different decorations and dress days that would go with it,” said Beth Schaller, senior president of Varsity Club.  

 After this, they send their list to student council to vote for the winning idea.

Varsity Club has been promoting the dance in various ways such as advertisements in the hallway and an upcoming spirit week
Talia Sankari
Varsity Club has been promoting the dance in various ways such as advertisements in the hallway and an upcoming spirit week with dress days.

 

After contemplating if Turnabout would even be a dance, a unanimous decision was made to keep it. Similar to last year, students have the option to dress up or to keep it casual. Furthermore, anyone can ask whomever they want, it’s not strictly limited to girls asking boys.

According to Mrs. Hiffman, Varsity Club sponsor, the club pitched these ideas prior to settling on the glow theme: Star Wars, white out, James Bond, and a dance club.  According to Schaller, to go along with the theme, there will be a DJ with his own black-lit stage and some neon and white decorations that will be lit up with the black light.

As some people already know, part of this year’s dance will include free laser tag. After the success of the senior laser tag event this fall, the club knew it would be a good idea. The whole back half of the field house will be reserved for glow-in-the-dark laser tag.

“The idea has potential, but I don’t know how many people will be wearing neon or playing laser tag,” said Kailey Kolnicki, senior.

 Neon colors or not, the event is definitely happening, unlike in previous years when Turnabout almost got canceled for low attendance.