Take Flight at a Homecoming Dance

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Students party with glow sticks and florescent paint at a black light homecoming dance held at the Loft. Four Homecoming dances will take place Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. at various locations in Provo. (Stephanie Rhodes)
Students party with glow sticks and florescent paint at a black light homecoming dance held at the Loft. Four Homecoming dances will take place Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. at various locations in Provo. (Stephanie Rhodes)

Four Homecoming dances will take place Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in various locations around Provo. This year’s theme, Take Flight, can be found in the atmosphere of each location.

Students can Fly Away at the casual dance party hosted at The Wall (1151 Wilkinson Student Center). Each of the available 250 tickets comes with a specialty drink. Tickets cost $5 per person.

A semi-formal dance, Take Flight to the Moon, will be hosted at the Manor at the Shops at Riverwoods (4801 N. University Ave.). Party-goers can expect to enjoy a cookies-and-milk bar. There are 190 tickets available at $16 per couple.

Those desiring a formal affair should attend the First Flight dance at the Underground (55 N. University Ave. #140). This dance features a live band and light refreshments. Tickets cost $25 per couple, and there is enough space for 150 people.

Students can choose Away We Go and party the night away in the UVU airplane hanger at Provo airport (1185 Mike Jensen Parkway). Tickets are $5 dollars per person, with light refreshments and flight-related photo opportunities. The hanger has enough room to accommodate 1,500 people.

David Brantley is a project manager for BYUSA. He was part of the crew that collaborated to come up with these ideas for Homecoming dances, and he is currently part of the group overseeing the Away We Go dance.

“We got in contact with the guy that operates the hanger and negotiated terms (for) us to use it,” Brantley said. “(Usually) it’s not openly rented out, but because we’re an academic entity, he was willing to help.”

Brantley said that there will be an airplane in the hanger to take pictures with and that the bay doors will be opened as the night continues to add to the atmosphere that embodies the theme of “Take Flight.”

Tickets can be purchased here.

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