On Saturday, students donned fancy dresses and suit jackets to spend the evening at the annual Spring Formal hosted by the Daughters of Isabella. The dance was also sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
With the ballrooms adorned in green decorations, lights, and even a yellow-brick road, students came out to spend “One Short Night in the Emerald City,” this year’s theme.
The spring formal is the main event hosted by The Daughters of Isabella, which has planned for this night since early November. The early part of this spring semester consisted of preparing for this event by buying decorations, creating a music playlist and selling tickets. By the end of the evening, at least 115 Duhawks had danced the night away.
“Overall, I think the night was a huge success,” co-coordinator Emily Erickson said. “It was definitely a learning experience putting it all together, and I’m looking forward to improving the dance to make it even more enjoyable in the future.”
The night started out with a dance lesson instructed by Loras professor Kristin Anderson-Bricker and her husband, John. Duhawks learned the basic steps of swing dancing, but the excitement did not stop there. A live band, made up of Loras students, played a few swing tunes before the playlist began. The rest of the evening was filled with lots of dancing, fun, fellowship, and memories.
“I had so much fun at the dance,” exclaimed first-year Katie Tooze. “The music was great and everyone was happy to be there. I plan on going again next year.”
Even though this was the main event for the group, the Daughters are planning a volleyball tournament with the Knights of Columbus in May. Students should keep an eye open for a set date to come and support the two groups.