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New Brief: History Of The Fire And Ice Dance

Emma Hovan
Drama with dresses! Eighth grader Riley Winters says that she has much drama with shopping for dresses! To her, everything about it is tiring. Winters said, “Dress shopping is really hard: you have to find the right size, color and fabric.”

Sparkly dresses, outrageously tall high heels, khakis, polos and the occasional ties have been filling eighth graders minds. So, while students have been caught up in the glitz and glam of The Fire and Ice Dance, many may not know about the history of the event.


While it is currently called The Fire and Ice Dance, that wasn’t always the case.


Eighth grade American cultures teacher and dance organizer  Elizabeth Bronson said,


“It used to be The Sweethearts’ Dance. When Mrs. Wilson and myself took over, we changed it.”


According to Bronson, there is a specific reason why they decided to change the name.


“We thought sweetheart meant, like the traditional sweetheart of boy and girl. We didn’t want it to seem like a couples thing. We wanted it to be all-inclusive so that everyone could come, so we thought fire and ice would take it away from it’s typical, you have to take a date to come,” said Bronson.


If you want to help keep tradition alive, attend the dance on February 23!

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Hi! My name is Emma Hovan, and I'm a news reporter for Livewire. Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis, being with my puppy and listening to Taylor Swift.

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    McKenna KoeckFeb 2, 2024 at 11:01 am

    I’m totally coming, I think it will be so fun. I got my dress early in the school year after homecoming and it was one sale. It wasn’t very hard to pick my own dress lol. I hope that the dance doesn’t end early this year though.