Down to the Disco: ND’s Back to School Dance

By Evin Santana, Staff Writer

Notre Dame was taken back to the 1970s at this year’s disco-themed Back to School Dance.

Rather than boogieing in the gym like the other school dances, this event was all outside in the school’s quad. Along with strings of pixie lights, a spinning disco ball illuminated the school yard.

Students dressed up in groovy 70s fashion, with a mix of the early flower child transition years to the classic bell bottoms and paisley crop tops.

Seniors Jack Kallal and Sam Godinez show off their disco moves. (Caption by Erin Neil and photo by Bridget Gehan.)

Seniors Jack Kallal and Sam Godinez do the hustle. (Caption by Erin Neil and photo by Bridget Gehan.)

The DJ alternated between modern-day pop hits and the most far out songs from the 70s like “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, and “Le Freak” by Chic.

Unlike Homecoming, Winter Formal, or Prom, this dance has different perks. “I do love the Back to School Dance because it’s not as formal, it’s a lot more casual. It has the whole fun dress up thing… It’s a lot different than a Homecoming,” said Greylin Rue ’18, who has been to every Back to School Dance since her freshman year.

Homecoming is soon approaching. If you weren’t able to attend this dance, or if you prefer more formal date dances, then be sure to go to the Homecoming dance on October 29, 2016.


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