Excitement struck the scholars of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy last year when the first dances were brought to our school. These dances were first introduced to the high school scholars and, after two successful events, were brought to the middle school scholars as well. While the dances were popular with both the middle school and high school scholars, the middle school dance was particularly successful. The second word had spread about a dance for the high school scholars, the scholars in middle had been begging for a dance of their own. Once they finally got the event they wanted, many scholars were happy to announce that it was just as good as they hoped it would be. Jaina Stephens, a 12 year old 7th grader who went to the middle school dance as a 6th grader last year, was happy to provide some information as to what made the dance such a success.
Jaina spoke very positively about the dance, saying repeatedly that, “it was very fun”. According to her, they florescent lights strung up all around the cafeteria, where the dance took place, so that when they turned off all the other lights it looked very cool. Even though last year's dance was the first one she ever went to, it made a big impression on her and she was confident in saying that it “felt like a real party.” Her favorite parts were the lights that they had hung all around the cafeteria and the fact that some of the chaperones danced with the scholars as well.
Marion Hennings, an 8th grader who was on the dance committee last year as a 7th grader, also had much to say about the dance. According to her, it was a lot of work planning the dance with the others on the committee. “We worked with Mrs. B and Mrs. Ferguson and we basically all come together at least once a week and plan it and see who’s gonna do what”, said Marion. She personally helped make the flyers, get the decorations, and sell snacks after school to raise money for the dance. They managed to raise approximately $400 and are saving it to hopefully help with another dance. Although Marion remembered everyone having a great time at the dance, she said there was a possibility that others didn’t have as much fun, as “it was super packed.”
According to Ms. Ferguson, who was in charge of the dances last year alongside Mrs. Cordova, said that they are currently too busy with the junior senior prom to work on another middle school dance at the moment. However, she also said that there have been a couple students that have expressed interest in joining the committee to help plan another dance this year. If you are interested in being apart of the dance committee this year, talk to her or Mrs. Cordova. They will tell you all you need to know. We hope another dance is planned soon and that you all will be there.