Dance to Your Own Beat

Celebrities Sponsor Upcoming Silent Disco

Luke Johnson

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Photo by Emma Keller

Spreading her arms out wide, senior Celebrity Kari Malone performs in the gym at a pep rally. The Celebrities are hosting the upcoming silent disco this Saturday. "I'm excited to come together in the community with a night of dancing and laughing," Malone said. "I think it's going to be really fun to be able to have a night where we can dance just for fun."

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

Blasting music, tasty food and friends all around – the combination for the perfect school dance. But there’s a catch. Everyone has headphones and it’s completely quiet. This Saturday, from 8 to 11 p.m., the Celebrities are hosting the school’s first silent disco. 

The silent disco is one of many fundraisers for the Celebrities, but is slightly different as it involves the whole school. It is also similar to any formal school dance.

“It is a wonderful way to raise money for costume and contest fees, especially since contest season is coming up so quickly,” sophomore Lauren DeDominico said. “My favorite part will probably be trying something new, the headphones and dancing with my friends.”

Over the past couple years, silent discos have been trending, according to director Nikki Evans. Even the University of Texas hosts their very own silent dance parties, sponsored by the University Unions.

“We felt like our campus could use something fun and exciting to look forward to during this time of year,” Evans said. “People should come because it will likely be the only opportunity they have to attend a school dance that also includes a silent disco. Students can also expect music genres of every kind and exciting DJ battles.”

At the dance, students will be given a pair of headphones that are connected to radio stations. The music is then transmitted to the headphones from the stations, in contrast to playing music out loud from a large speaker. This dance is definitely a unique opportunity for all students, according to DeDominico. 

“I think people should come to the dance because it will be an event where people can dance and have fun with their friends,” DeDominico said. “Who doesn’t love another opportunity to dress up?”

Students can still purchase a regular ticket for $20 on the Celebrities website. A ticket includes a pair of headphones, and students are required to bring their student ID. Tickets will be unavailable after Jan. 10.