Winter Dance is this Saturday
By Carlos Carillo-Sandoval - Staff Reporter
Students tired of weeks of dodging snow and dressing up for weather rather than style can spend a night dancing and looking glamorous at the In- ternational Leadership Student Council's Winter Dance on Sat- urday, Feb. 23.
The dance will be in Build- ing 8 and last from 6-11 p.m.
This year's theme will be Gold- en Gala: A Night of Glamour.
The council checks the themes of previous dances be- fore coming up with a list of possible themes, said James Watts, ILSC council member. "We don't want to repeat themes [too soon]."
The theme was chosen af- ter talking to a couple of stu- dents and staff members, Chris Zhang said.
The council wanted a classy and fancy theme this year, he said. The event will have no cost,
Watts said. "We want everyone to feel
included and have easy access." The council is expecting about the same number of peo- ple as last year's dance or more,
"A bit over 100 people showed up last year," said Yuka Kinjo, another ILSC council member.
One of the challenges of scheduling events on a com- muter campus is that students don't stay around after campus.
Events lately usually consist of half domestic students and half international students, Watts said. "It is harder to get domestic students involved."
But lately domestic students have been more involved, he said. The council tries to make the events as accessible to everyone as possible, which has helped at-
tract more people, he said. "The second floor will be for coat check-in and for changing if anyone needs to," Watts. said. The dance will be on the first
f loor. "All the tables will be [re-
moved]. There will be only four in the back for people to rest from dancing," Watts said.
There will be plenty of tables for dining in the rooms Mt. Con- stance and Mt. Olympus, he said.
There will be food and bever- ages catered by Lancer, Watts said. There will be no cost for food
and beverages as well, he said. "Wings, chips and dip, meat- balls and salad are some the things that there will be," he
said. "Plenty of water, lemonade and ice tea [too]."
There will be a contest at the dance for best dress, best suit, and best dance moves.
"The winners will be receiv- ing a crown and sash," Watts said. "They will be chosen by the crowd."
Whoever the crowd screams for the most will win, he said.
"We would like people to come in their cultural outfits," Watts said.
It's a way to make the event inclusive for everyone, he said.
Although the flyers and in- vitations say "dress to impress" people are welcome to come how- ever they'd like, Watts said. "We want everyone to feel included."
Students are allowed to bring one guest and must bring their student ID. Guests do not have to be a Highline student, Watts said.
There will be a DJ playing.
"It is the same DJ from Thunderweek," Watts said.
Highline's Dance Club will be doing series of dances. "They will kick-off the dance," he said.
Volunteers have been helping with the decorations, Watts said. "I would like to thank all the volunteers for all their help. We could have not done it without
them," he said.