Photos: Theodore Beaty

Written by: Abigail Davis, Staff Writer

DAYTON, TN – Bryan College’s first dance of the fall semester was kicked off at the Barn at Drewia Hill at 6 p.m. on September 23. The venue was decorated to match a Groovy Disco theme. This was followed by late-night roller skating at the Crystal Spring Skate Center from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m. 

Eleanor Sanford, the Bryan College Coordinator of Student Engagement, gave credit to her interns for this event. “This year my team wanted to go with a really fun theme, and people could participate in the theme if they wanted to! We went to party city, found these light-up cowgirl hats, and wanted to have a theme that we could all wear our hats to!” Sanford said. 

Photo: Theodore Beaty

Beyond light-up disco hats, the dance was also decorated with a multitude of reds, oranges and pinks, along with small disco balls on each of the tables. Students matched the theme, wearing everything from long prom dresses to a camp run t-shirt. The dance floor was decorated with light-up pool noodles that students could hold while they danced. 

For food, the dance had pizza and a large charcuterie board, which included a multitude of fruits, cheese and crackers. To the left of the dance floor situated at the back of the barn was a donut wall for desserts. Drinks included pink lemonade with ginger beer topped with paper pink vans and flower cut outs.

The dance floor, accented by a DJ table, was well used throughout the night. Two slow dances were sung by Elizabeth Spencer, a recent graduate of Bryan College. Group dances were also scattered throughout the night. 

“My favorite part of the dance was when everybody got up there to do the Cotton Eye Joe dance and they were all just dancing [and] having fun,” said Ryan Beaty, a junior Criminal Justice major.

Future events that will be put on by the Office of Student Life include “Dorm Wars”. This event will have Woodlee, Long, Arnold, Robinson, Houston, the Townhouses, and the Rhea House face off against each other in a series of challenges. Friday, October 7th will kick off Homecoming with the Sadie Hawkins dance. 

Abigail Davis is a freshman Communications major with a minor in English and Business. In her free time, she enjoys writing, video games and reading.