Get ready for a not-so-silent night.
That’s the slogan for the Red and Green Dance party on Wheaton’s campus tomorrow evening, Dec. 8, through the collaboration of the junior and sophomore class councils.
Red and Green is intended to provide the campus with a chance to relieve some stress before the final weeks of the semester.
Sophomore Class Council member Emma McRoberts said, “We wanted to have something where students could have fun and relax and be crazy before they have to hunker down and study.”
This event marks the first-ever class collaboration on a dance.
Elizabeth Brown, events coordinator for the Junior Class Council, said, “Because our class threw the first Blacklight (Dance), a lot of people were looking to us to do it ... (but) we can’t throw that forever, because we’ll be graduating.”
She called the Red and Green Dance a “passing of the baton” from the junior class to the sophomores, and she said that the sophomore class’ involvement will ensure that dances will continue being thrown even after the junior class graduates.
One important goal for the planners was to come up with a dance that would add variety to the typical on-campus dances.
“A lot of students heard a lot of feedback from different classes, and they wanted something like blacklight again, but we want to do something a little different,” Brown said.
The dance will combine the high-energy atmosphere of previous dances like the Last Day of Classes Dance (LDOC) with a Christmas theme.
There have been fewer on-campus dances this year, but because of this shortage, the two class councils are working to make this dance special.
Music will be provided by the newly-christened DJ Conadal, formerly known as DJ Chapstar. Conadal, known to his friends as junior Jason Chapman, has DJed previous events on Wheaton’s campus, including both the Blacklight and LDOC dances.
According to Conadal’s bio, his new stage name comes from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning “set apart,” which he found on a coat of arms. DJ Conadal will be playing a mix of hip-hop, Top 40s and house music.
The dance will take place on Dec. 8 in Coray Gym. It will be held from 10-12 p.m. so that students who want to attend the Christmas Festival Concert won’t be forced to choose between the Festival and the dance. Students are encouraged to come wearing red and green to celebrate the Christmas season. Tickets are $5.
Brown said, “You don’t necessarily have to know how to dance to come. Just wear red and green, and get goofy.”
Photo Credit: Allison Freet
Printed in the December 7, 2012, issue of The Wheaton Record. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.