Both Riverside-Brookfield High School and Lyons Township High School have moved their homecoming dances outdoors this year to avoid dance attendees having to wear face masks and to promote safety while the COVID pandemic is still going strong.

The RBHS homecoming dance will be held Sept. 25 in the school’s football stadium. The theme for the homecoming dance this year is Mamma Mia, the musical featuring songs from the Swedish group ABBA, which was the spring musical at RBHS last spring. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. No one will be admitted after 7:30 p.m. 

Only RBHS students will be able to attend. Tickets are $10. Because the dance is being held on the artificial turf football field students will not be allowed to wear high heeled shoes on the field.

The weather is expected to be a little cool on Saturday with a daytime high temperature of 68 predicted.

The RBHS Homecoming Court was selected last week. Members of the Homecoming Court are Brooke Craig, Zona Evans, Mary Izzo, Madison Lester, Nina Zoppi, Stephen Berger, Noah Briones, Harrison Covarrubias, Jose Elizondo, and Rickey McDonald. The homecoming king and queen will be announced on Friday.

The LTHS Homecoming dance will be held Oct. 2 at the LTHS South Campus driver’s ed driving range. Monster Entertainment has been hired to transform the driving range into a dance floor and party scene.

The theme of the dance, appropriately enough, is Starry Night. The dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the LTHS dance will cost $20. Non LTHS students will be permitted to attend if they are approved in advance by the LTHS administration. Tickets for non-LTHS students will cost $30.