Groovy Night Out For Valkyries

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(Left to right): Lauren Graft (senior), Riley Vance (senior), Sarah Ries (senior), and Taylor Jennings (senior)

Megan Bishop and Michelle Thornberry

On Feb. 4, Sacred Heart Academy’s annual father-daughter dance took place at Mellwood Arts Center. The theme this year was “Get Your Groove On”, and the venue was decked out in vintage vinyls, disco balls, and peace signs. There were different backdrops placed in the venue as well, with a peace sign made of colorful daisies and a Volkswagen van cutout.

Students were welcome to take professional pictures with their dads, and food and drinks were provided to the guests. The music was provided by DJ Gary, who offered a mix of songs from different genres and time periods.

“I loved the mix of modern day, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music,” said freshman Carol Schmid.

The dance floor was full of laughter and fun among the students and their fathers. Some were even on stage with the DJ, singing to the crowd and building up even more excitement in the guests.

“Dancing and being goofy with [my dad] is absolutely my favorite part [of the dance],” said junior Meredith Neltner.

Each student was allowed to wear semi-casual attire, while the fathers had an optional black tie attire. Some students even picked outfits to match this year’s theme, offering an even more fun way to get involved in the dance.

While all grades were welcome, this was the last opportunity for seniors to dance the night away with their dads. Seniors carry on the tradition of wearing their prom dresses in order to reminisce their prom night again.

“It was a memorable last dance with my dad,” said senior Riley Vance.

Many wonderful memories were made, and it was a night no one will forget.