by Rashmi Thapaliya
Foam. Dance. Fun. The foam dance party was held in the Fine Arts Courtyard on Sept. 1. The event is organized by PAC and is the most popular PAC activity.
About 1500 students participated in the foam dance party this year, which started at 9 p.m. and concluded at midnight.
Student IDs were scanned to ensure that guests were enrolled during the fall semester. Each student with a valid Cameron ID was allowed to bring one guest.
Melissa Flores, PAC co-chair and a senior majoring in Psychology, said that the foam dance party was more organized this year.
“Last year, there was no scanning system,” Flores said. “ This year student IDs were checked at the gate and each student was allowed to bring two guests.”
Flores said that the purpose of one guest per student with a student ID was to create a safer environment for students.
The participants danced to the beats of different genre of music played by the DJ. The music featured during the party included pop, hip-hop, R&B, techno and others.
Flores said that volunteers contributed to make the event a success.
“We had volunteers in a concession stand where water and candies were served,” Flores said. “We also had volunteers helping at the gates, checking bathrooms, and making sure everything was going well.”
Flores said that events like the foam dance party helps CU students socialize with each other and have fun at the same time. She said that
PAC advertized for the event by posting flyers around the campus, putting it in the event calendar, writing in chalk around the campus, and through words of mouth.
“We want the newcomers to think that Cameron is a fun place to be and where they have various activities they can participate in and make friends.”
The weather was perfect for this year’s foam dance party. The water sprinklers and foam helped the dancers cool off while dancing in the hot weather.