Cabaret is one of Dana’s newest traditions. Although its origins can be traced to the mid-1970s, when the 7th and 8th graders first presented the Middle School Cabaret Theater, Cabaret became a 9th grade tradition in 1988. In January each year, the freshman class begins practicing their talents—singing, dancing, acting, comedy, and musical performance. Individuality is not hard to find in Dana Hall students, and Cabaret is the perfect venue for showcasing the varied talents, personalities, and skills of the class. Not only does Cabaret give 9th graders a unique opportunity to share these gifts with their fellow classmates, faculty, and family, but it also gives them a chance to bond as a new class.