Homecoming 2022: “Dancing Through the Decades”

Are you ready to dance into a decade with  no COVID-19 restrictions?  Homecoming will take place from 8:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m on Saturday, Oct 22 in the main gym. The theme is “Dancing Through the Decades” which will include different styles and trends from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. 

SCA has worked hard in covering the school’s gym, cafeteria, front area, and hallways with decorations from different decades. Each section highlights significant parts of its respective era, such as famous people and iconic fads.

“SCA looks for broader themes that will allow for creativity for all four grades,” SCA Sponsor Charlotte Ratcliff said. “Dancing through the decades has so many different decades, types of music, and different styles for every grade to explore their individual theme.”

The exterior of the school will be decorated with a ‘60s-hippie theme, and at the entrance of the building, there will be a 00s-inspired coat check. Food and drinks will be served at a ‘50s-themed diner in the cafeteria. 

“The main dance will have a disco feel with the lights off and the gym covered in colored lights,” SCA Social Events Coordinator Praggy Sangeetham said. “The main hallway is going to feel like walking through a rock and roll hall of fame with bands, artists, and albums from rock eras.”

SCA hopes to welcome students back for some much-needed normalcy, after COVID-19 restrictions have stunted homecoming dances for the past two years.

Dancing through the decades has so many different decades, types of music, and different styles for every grade to explore their individual theme.”

— Charlotte Ratcliff

”I’m happy to have a homecoming indoors this year, because my freshman year was online so we didn’t have one, and my sophomore year we had to do it outside,” Sangeetham said. “The sophomores and juniors have never had a real homecoming yet, so I’m excited to get to experience what a normal homecoming is like.”

Starting at 5:00 p.m. after school on Friday, the school will host its annual Homecoming Parade in which participants will march from Belmont Station Elementary School to the building. Afterwards, Bulldogs can make their way to the football game against Woodgrove High School; the theme is black out!

“This year, I can’t wait for all the homecoming events to go to with my friends,” sophomore Rena Sherwani said. “The dance is definitely my favorite part because I think the theme is really cool this year.”

Make sure to come out for the homecoming dance and enjoy a theme that will take you back in time with fun decorations and music.