CSF and NHS host winter formal

“Beauty and the Beast” inspires dance theme

On Friday, February 8, NDB’s winter formal was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redwood Shores.  Its theme was “NDB our guest,” inspired by the fairy tale story “Beauty and the Beast.”

Students and their friends and dates were able to dance the night away during the annual dance.  The D.J. made sure the dance floor was never empty, playing top music hits and some throwback songs, while taking requests.

For those that were hungry and wanted a quick snack before heading to the dance floor, there were many dinner and dessert options, including sliders, chicken tenders, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more.

There was also a photo booth stocked with props where students were able to take pictures.

The decorations reflected the formal’s theme with table centerpieces of roses in glass covers and the film “Beauty and the Beast” projected on the wall near the photo booth.

Many students go to dances to have a good time and hang out with friends, choosing to go as a friend group and skip the drama of finding dates.

Senior Bella Evans said, “It was very fun, and I loved making new memories with all of my friends.”

The CSF and NHS boards and their members along with their advisers, Social Sciences teacher Jonathan Tomczak and Spiritual Life teacher, Dr. Helen Ciernik, collaborated in planning the dance.

Tomczak said, “From the reveal to the dance itself, we wanted to go bigger and better than last year. I think we did that well. We’re sending a survey out to know for sure, but I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback so far.”

With a great turnout and positive feedback, the dance was a huge success. Winter Formal’s place as one of the most fun events of the spring semester so far was definitely solidified.

Tomczak says, “The CSF and NHS boards have amazing students on them, and they did an outstanding job putting Winter Formal together.”

With contributions by Daphne Sidoti