Over 400 attend first dance

Posted: September 7, 2011 in Dances, Spirit, Student Council

Students pose during the Code Red dance on Sept. 1. They were among 400 who attended. (Photo by Gabe Garcia)

Paige Mace
Staff writer

Cactus Canyon Junior High had its first dance of the year on Thursday, Sept. 1. The theme was Code Red, and any student wearing red clothing was rewarded with a free snack from the concession stand.
The theme was chosen to make it easy for student to participate and to show school spirit. The reward was given to help encourage that participation, but also to help offset a price increase. The price of admission was raised $1 to $6 to help Student Council raise money for school programs.
“We decided to raise the price to six dollars (from five dollars) for this dance because fundraising is one of our main goals this year,” said Jason Davis, student council adviser. “We want to be able to help more people, but we need more money to do that. To help soften the blow for students, we will reward anyone who wears red with a ticket for a free candy or soda.”
The plan worked and the dance was successful as about 405 students attended and over 250 wore red. The first dance is usually the biggest dance of the year and Mr. Davis was expecting many students to attend.
“The first dance is always huge,” said Jason Davis. “There hasn’t been a dance since April and students are ready for one. The seventh graders may not have had dances at all in elementary school, so many of them were very excited. We had a great turnout and a lot of fun.”
Mr. Davis said that he is happy that the StuCo members worked well together to get ready for the dance and that they put on a great party.
“I was most excited to see how well our new council members work together,” he said. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of pressure to put on a good dance that everyone will enjoy. We only have 12 council members, which is a lot smaller than last year, so each student had a lot of duties. We want everyone to have a great time and come back to future dances, which means we have to be great.”

  1. Mr. LaPrise says:

    Great turn out for our first dance of the year. It was craaaaazy!!

  2. Mr. Blomgren says:

    Great Blog. Good way to keep in touch with CCJH and the great school it is becoming. Reminded me of the dances at Thunder Mountain. Hey Mr. LaPrise – GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!

  3. Joyce Gingrich says:

    There were a lot of students at the dance…a great time was had by all! Go Cougars!

  4. kyle says:

    it was awesome

  5. ethan says:

    The dance was fun and i was deffinitly excited for the dance. It was very well put together and everyone seemed to be having fun!

  6. Jaclyn Coffey says:

    Great blog! It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with what is going on at school. GO COUGARS!!!!!

  7. glenn blackmore says:

    I liked that blog because there were definitely a lot of people at the dance and the dance was really fun and im happy that we had a lot of people come out.

  8. Isela Galvan says:

    It sounds as if the dance was fun even though I wasn’t there . Hopefully there are more dances coming soon !

  9. Jordan Jones says:

    I attended the dance and I had a lot of fun. A bunch of people were wearing red.

  10. Brandon konecny says:

    It was fun good dj sumo wrestling was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. nautica heighton says:

    I had alot of fun I stayed with my bf the whole time it was fun=)

  12. nautica heighton says:

    I can’t wait until the next one!!! When is it? I am going to go with my bf again hopefully =)

  13. Stephanie Henry says:

    Hey I was at the dance to and it was amazing the student council did a very great job.And your right we never did have dance in elementary. But thanks for this one and I hope we have many more. And also Mr.Davis did a great job too.

  14. Emily says:

    I thought the dance was so fun and the dj was really cool!

  15. Morgan says:

    That’s a lot of students! It didn’t seem like 400… It’s good we got a lot of money though. 🙂

  16. Abby says:

    That was a rocking dance! :O That IS alot of people!

  17. brittany pinkerton says:

    I cant wait for the next dance its going to be awesome and wow thats a lot of people to attend a dance

  18. Casey says:

    The main thing that kept popping up in my head was the that they should play music by “Blood on the Dance Floor”!!!!you know cause all the red!!!I cant wait for the Halloween dance!!IIs it a costume 1 like last year?

  19. Megan Lay says:

    The dance was cool.I love having the chance just to hang out with my friends, dance and have fun.

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