Black light dance serves up a rave

Cordero Reid/Sun Star Reporter
March 26, 2013

Students get down to the music at the Black Light dance put on by Circle K on March 22, 2013. Cordero Reid/Sun Star

Students get down to the music at the Black Light dance put on by Circle K on March 22, 2013. Cordero Reid/Sun Star

Last Friday, Circle K club hosted the annual black light dance in the Wood Center Ballroom. The dance is a popular one, usually held in the spring semester by different organizations each year.

Elementary education student and current Circle K President Kaz Alvarez was happy with this year’s outcome. “With the support of UAF’s best dancers, Circle K was able to raise a worthy donation to help the March of Dimes Foundation to fund research on premature birth,” Alvarez said in an email.

The ballroom was decorated with high powered black lights, reactive spiral tape designs and balloons filled with glow sticks. DJ Bay Hype, a local DJ, was the headliner for the event. The music experiences a few issues when the ballroom’s electrically charged back wall shorted the DJ’s mixing board and sound board, causing the DJ to switch to his iPod to continue the music. Later on in the night DJ Bay Hype downloaded songs from iTunes to fulfill requests. Regardless students kept coming and enjoyed the dance overall.

“The dance is pretty good, I mean you have to get more people to show up,” Keith Barkley, a bachelor of arts student, said.

Circle K raised approximately $700 with about 200 attendees. “The dance was better than one we hosted last year, which only had 30 attendees and raised just $275 dollars,” Alvarez said.

Circle K International is a service and leadership organization created by Kiwanis, a global organization of volunteers to develop college students’ leadership skills. The club meets every Friday in the Alumni Lounge at at 6:30 p.m.

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