Ballroom Dance Team hosts Spring Ball

Members of William Jewell Ballroom Dance team.
Photo by Cassie Hayes

The William Jewell College Ballroom Dancers hosted the Spring Ball at the Mabee Center April 8 from 7-10 p.m. Open to both Jewell students and the public, the Ballroom Dance Team, along with members from One Step At A Time dance studio, showcased different dance routines throughout the night.

Ballroom Dance Team members Sam Person and Tim Wise took turns DJ-ing the event, which music ranged from Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber to Glenn Miller. Attendees were invited to different dance types with each changing song.

Junior Nick LaDue, member of the Ballroom Dance Team, reflected on his time spent on the team the past year.

“I am not in any way musically inclined, but I really enjoyed getting to learn all the different types of dance there are. I found out that I am a fan of rumba,” Ladue said.

LaDue particularly enjoyed learning dance etiquette as well.

“There are set guideline for ways to behave and carry oneself during a ball, and I found it fascinating that these practices are still in use today. Contrary to popular belief, ballroom dance is not archaic and is timeless in nature,” said Ladue.

Be sure to keep an eye out for any upcoming events from the Ballroom Dancers on their Facebook page.

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