Boy Group Dance Battle – Sidelines

Story and photos by Stephanie Hall | Contributing author

The Chris Young Café hosted the first-ever Battle of the Boy Bands Dance Party. The students danced to songs from popular boy bands from the 2000s to 2010s like The Jonas Brothers, Big Time Rush and One Direction.

“I loved jumping up and down with the lights and all the fun stuff. I love Big Time Rush so much. I’ve loved them since I was little. I love them, lots of bangers,” Quinn Allen said.

There was also a photo booth with face cutouts and a raffle where three students won merchandise for their favorite boy bands.

The installation of the photo booth.

The dance party was organized by Student Programming and Raider Entertainment. Concert Manager with SPARE Bre Beahler was inspired by Nashville’s themed dance parties.

“I’m a fangirl and a lot of my friends are too. We all love one direction and boy bands but (we) couldn’t all make it to the Nashville themed dance parties. And so, I decided to do my own, and so all my friends could come too,” Beahler said.

It was a fun night full of dancing. Beahler especially hopes to be able to organize more themed dance parties in the future.

“I would really like to do this event again, maybe, with a different theme next time. Like I would like to do like a Taylor Swift theme tonight or, maybe like an 80s night, I would like to do this event again,” Beahler said.

Students were able to listen and dance to their favorite boy bands at the Chris Young Café.

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