Girls will ask boys to the Sadie Hawkins dance on Saturday, March 19, from 8-11 p.m in the MP Room.

The Sadie Hawkins dance is named after the Li’l Abner comic strip by Al Capp, a cartoonist from 1935 to 1977.

In this comic, the women chase after the men, including the character Sadie Hawkins.

The first known Sadie Hawkins dance was held in 1938, and by 1952, Sadie Hawkins dances were held in schools across the country.

The Student Council decided to have a fourth dance as many people have been requesting one in the past couple of years, according to Serajh Esmail, Student Council president.

“We know people love dances, and this year we found a time allotment that worked with the master calendar,” Esmail said.

He said they also decided to have a Sadie Hawkins dance because students had requested one in the past.

“In my four years at Country Day, we have never had a Sadie Hawkins dance,” Esmail said. “It’s something new and different, and it’s good to change things up for once.”

The cost is $10 at the door, and the dance is not covered by Cavalier Club.

The theme is Miami Vice, so the dress is casual.

“Think ‘80s, in Miami,” said Patricia Jacobsen, Student Council adviser.

Many students said they’re excited for the new dance and plan on asking people.

“We’re pumped,” said freshmen Brandy Riziki, Alice Kellie and Yanele Ledesma.

Junior Elizabeth Brownridge said she’s also excited.

“Country Day students have never really asked people to dances, so this is encouraging,” Brownridge said.

“It’s nice to have a dance where girls can ask guys.”

—By Jack Christian

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