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Club hosts first student-run dance party in upper school


The DJ club hosted its first dance in the Black Box Theater last Friday on Aug. 31.

Open to all Upper School students, this event is new to the community, because it is the first time that a school dance has been hosted by a student-run club. Club president Bryan Kang (‘19) said, “Upper School…only has two school dances: Frolic and Prom, which are both really formal.” His goal is to hold more social events where students can relax and socialize with each other.

Bryan has been pursuing his passion in DJ-ing since he was in eighth grade. He hoped to use his passion for music to give students an opportunity to meet new people through this dance: “I thought of this idea because I wanted to give back to the community with something that I love a lot, which is music.”

“It was just fun to jam out with a couple of friends with some amazing beats,” said Iolani Chen (‘20). Since she has the same interest in DJ-ing, Iolani went to support and enjoy the dance, which she thought was really interesting.

“There wasn’t a lot [of people] but I feel like that also made it kind of fun [because] it wasn’t crowded so we could do whatever,” said Nathan Chen (‘19).

Attendance tallied to only about 14 people at this dance, since the idea was relatively new and less widely promoted. “I’m still figuring out a way [to] better promote an event like this,” said Bryan. He plans on hosting similar events in the future.

Though the turnout was not ideal, students who participated in the DJ club dance party had a great time.

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