Sadie Hawkins Dance Replaces TWIRP Week

“The girls ask the guys/ It’s always a surprise/ There’s nothing better/ Baby, do you like my sweater?”

The Relient K song will come to life in Alford Auditorium Friday, Feb. 7, from 8 p.m. until midnight as the Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) hosts a Sadie Hawkins dance.

Kasandra Chambers, the APhA-ASP Chapter president-elect, said because there is no TWIRP week (planned at the moment), the dance will provide another chance for girls to ask a guy out.

“I was an undergrad here, and so I think a Sadie Hawkins dance would have been very appealing to me,” Chambers said. “And I know that TWIRP week always went over really well. So I thought, ‘Why don’t we do a Sadie Hawkins dance and like target the undergrads?’”

Unlike traditional school dances, Cedarville’s Sadie Hawkins will feature performances and competitions in addition to dances like the “Cha Cha Slide.”

“We knew that we could only do so much dancing, so we are branching out,” Chambers said.

There will be performances by The Champing of the City, a Christian indie rock/hip hop band from Springfield, and Cedarville’s AYO dance org. There will also be a rap battle competition and a unique, or ugly, sweater competition.

APhA-ASP is hosting the Sadie Hawkins to help fundraise for an event they are hosting next October. Chambers said the event will represent Cedarville’s pharmacy program on a regional level.

“We are really excited, but we don’t have a lot of alumni to pull from being a new program, so we had to think out of the box,” she said. “And I thought, ‘We need to target our undergrad students.’”

Tickets are on sale now in the lower SSC from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for $5.

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 6, 2014, to clarify plans about TWIRP week.

Crystal Goodremote is a senior journalism major and reporter for Cedars. She would rather be right in the middle of the action, creating news, than stuck at home reading about it.

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