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Dancing in the moonlight

Joshua Gaston | Monday, November 7, 2011

Has the redundancy of the weekend dorm party mode finally got to you? Do you want to be able to have an actual conversation with that interesting girl or guy without shouting? Want to make 11/11/11 special? Then gentlemen, the time has finally come to impress the ladies with your dancing prowess (and we’re not talking about swaying back and forth monotonously.)

The semi-annual Swing-Ballroom Formal, themed “Dancing in the Moonlight,” has finally arrived. It will be held this Friday, Nov. 11, in the Stepan Center from 9 p.m. ­­— 1 a.m. Here, you will get the space to move anywhere about the dance floor to much more than music blasting out of speakers. That’s right: The main upgrade from last year is the arrival of DJ Kevin Guy to the formals. He is the mainstay for the Notre Dame ballroom competitions, so he can play all the swing and ballroom music to our heart’s content.

Now some may question, “What if I’m not in either club?” Anybody is welcome to this event. It only costs one dollar if you are not a due-paying member; for due-paying members, it’s free. Also, this is a formal in attire, not bring-a-date formal. I’ll be there stag for one, so any girl looking to cha-cha, rumba, waltz, swing, foxtrot, etc, you know you’ll definitely have a lead for that. And for all you boyfriends, this is the way you get classy without breaking the bank. (For expensive, you want that Tippecanoe Place, absolutely delicious.)

So girls, throw on that breath-taking dress, and guys, dust off your dress shirt and tie and come on out to the Swing-Ballroom Formal! Stepan Center, 9 p.m. — 1 a.m., 11/11/11.

Junior Swing-er and Ballroom-er,

Joshua Gaston


Siegfried Hall

Nov. 7