As the first snow of the new year fell on January 18, Blair's Romano Dining Hall was transformed into a 1970s disco for the annual Winter Ball. This year’s throwback theme gave students the opportunity to boogie the night away.
As the festive evening began, underclassmen gathered in the Chiang-Elghanayan Center for Innovation and Collaboration for refreshments, while seniors enjoyed mocktails at Sharpe House with Head of School Chris Fortunato and his wife, Erin. Students then entered the dining hall, which had been transformed into a scene from Saturday Night Fever that a committee of dedicated parents created just for the Winter Ball. According to Andee Ryerson, associate dean of students, the hard work of the parent volunteers is what makes this event one of Blair’s annual highlights.
“The Winter Ball is one of the best events of the semester due to the dedication of the parent volunteers,” Mrs. Ryerson said. “ I know students will carry the memory with them long after their time at Blair is over.”
The Winter Ball is a beloved Blair tradition that never fails to bring warmth to the cold of January.