The Student Council has chosen “The Great Gatsby” as the theme of Prom, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 17.

The theme was chosen in the hope that students will dress up in fashions from the Roaring ’20s, such as flapper dresses and  vintage dinner jackets.

The dance will be held in the Grand Capitol Plaza Ballroom (1025 Ninth St.). Tickets will be $45-55.

The Winter Ball was held there two years ago, in the building’s “Silver Ballroom.” Student Council adviser Patricia Jacobsen said the Silver Ballroom goes with the Gatsby theme because there’s a large chandelier in the middle of the floor. In addition, the room itself is themed Art-Deco, a style popular during the 1920’s.

The Student Council looked at several other venues, but decided on the Silver Ballroom due to its aesthetics and because the venue doesn’t require catering, allowing students to dine at restaurants of their choice before the dance.

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