The Latino Dance Club held a Halloween party on Thursday October 27, that included not only elements of Halloween, but also set free all of the members’ passion and enthusiasm for dancing.
In general, the club’s most essential purpose and goal is to introduce students to Latin dances, such as the Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango and Jive. It provides a fun environment, and motivates and encourages students to get involved in Latin Dance Societies outside of AUB as well. In addition, the Latino club is one of AUB’s largest and most active clubs.
The event started with a dance class of Tango and Salsa, which the members enjoyed, because usually these classes are given on different days, explained Chloe Hourani, second year instructor of the dance classes. “The event will merge both of the dances, and usually a lot of people show up for it and have fun,” Hourani added.
As soon as the music started, all members were on their feet, ready to learn more about the two types of dances presented. Member of the Latino club, Lara Ibrahim said, “What is nice about the Halloween event is that members not only get to socialize, but they also get to dance and enjoy music.” Another club member, Mark Khoury, who has been dancing Salsa for three years now, says that the party and the club in general allowed him to learn new dances and skills which he enjoyed greatly.
An hour later, some members changed into their costumes, although some were already in costume. Club member, Amin Bekdach, made quite an entrance when he came in dressed up as a Toyota mechanic, which most of the members found to be rather amusing. The club members who did not come in costume were given plastic hats, ties, and vests that were provided by the club’s committee members, who also brought the chips and beverages.
The main component of the event that was, without a doubt, the passion and dedication each member had for dancing and music. The day indeed provided a fresh environment that brought the members together in their devotion to the art of Latin dancing.