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Gloria Griffin, psychology senior, Albert Ong, biology senior, Tendai Kwaramba, biology sophomore, Andrew Topham, chemistry junior, Zack Conroy, business senior, and Amy Pierson, nursing junior, participate in Dance Night on Nov. 13. Campus Life sponsored the event. Alejandra Rojas/photographer

By Alejandra Rojas
Staff reporter

 

As part of health week, Campus Life promoted Dance Night last Friday. Merengue, a Latin dance, was the theme of the night. Students had the chance to learn to dance for free while also socializing.

Dorothy Pleas, director of Campus Life, said Campus Life tries to organize events in which students are able to participate and have fun.

“This year we wanted to make it healthy and dancing is healthy,” said Pleas.

Two instructors from Wichita’s Care to Dance Studio were invited to give the students dance lessons.

“It was easier than I thought. The instructors broke it down so it was easy to learn the steps,” said Brandon Hessing, coordinator of student foundation.

Nicki Nicholas, health and physical education junior, attended dance night for the first time. She said, “I had fun. The instructors took their time explaining the steps so it was easy to follow.”

Also at Dance Night was a best-dressed competition. The winners were Katie Bipes,

athletic training sophomore, and Nathan Morrison, athletic training senior.

After the students got a chance to learn and practice the new steps there was a dance off. The winners of the dance off were Elizabeth Hill, elementary education junior, and Justin Fruck, psychology junior.

Tory Dreger, athletic training junior, said it was a lot of fun. “It was an easy going and light atmosphere to be around in,” he said.

Although the event was moved to a later time due to the basketball tournament, there was a good turnout.

“The turnout was good. It worked. We had just enough to fit, so it was great,” said Hessing.

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Elizabeth Hill. elementry education junior, and Justin Fruck, psychology junior, practice their steps. The lessons were part of health week. Alejandra Rojas/photographer

Elizabeth Hill. elementry education junior, and Justin Fruck, psychology junior, practice their steps. The lessons were part of health week. Alejandra Rojas/photographer

lejandra Rojas is junior majoring in communication. You may e-mail her at alejandra.rojas@sckans.edu.