Let’s take a moment to remember our middle school dances. Awkward.
I hope you remembered to pack your dancing shoes! The conference offers two dances, both to be a blast.
Disclaimer: I’ll be honest and say I have two left feet and only know where my hips are without the slightest idea of how to sway them.
Let’s break down the dances
A smaller version of the end of conference celebration dance, filled with music of all sorts. Surely to prep you for the E.O.C. celebration dance. Last year, I was delighted to dance the night away with my new friends, and cool off with some ice cream (bomb stick mmm). We danced everything from salsa to hip hop, formed more than one Congo line and had miniature dance offs. Can’t dance? Neither can I and it doesn’t matter. The dances are another way to meet new people, make new friends, and a great alternative to hitting the gym.
Thursday, 8:30 -12:00 AM ,North 120 Ballroom
End of Conference Celebration:
Sweet tooth lovers unite! The end of conference celebration is a do not miss event! Microsoft and Google sponsor the event and boy do they know how to put on a party. Pick up a t shirt from either one (Note* *In past years, the shirts have run a bit small, so keep that in mind) or both. Last year, a stand up comedian made us laugh while we dined on all sorts of sweets.
And by sweets I mean:
- Ice cream station (full fledged, with nuts, sprinkles, cherries, whipped cream)
- Cake pops
- Cookies, Brownies
- Fresh fruit
- Water and coffee are served as well.
Glow sticks are passed around and the dance begins. The DJ spins beats that span everything from electronic to pop (and all things in between).
It’s hard to put into words what the end of dance feels like. Sure it’s bittersweet but it’s also a new beginning. For some people, the conference offers affirmation, for others, it’s a refreshing reminder that they aren’t alone-ever. It is simply amazing.