The Agriculture and Environmental Science club hosted its first Fall Barn Dance Bash on Saturday at the ACU Rhoden Farm. The dance began at 8 p.m. and ended at midnight.
About 50 students drove out to Rhoden Farm and two-stepped the night away. Samantha Stien, junior business finance major from Georgetown, was among the students who attended the dance.
“It was a great opportunity for students to learn two-stepping and mingle,” Stien said. “I can’t wait for next year’s.”
The night featured hayrides, a raffle and the crowning of the two-stepping king and queen. Many students came to support the AES club and enjoyed a night dancing with their friends, leaving the student body hopeful for more dances in the future.
Kathleen Henderson, senior environmental science major from Rockport and vice president of the AES club, said she was anxious about how the dance would turn out but was pleased with the success of the event.
The AES club usually hosts the ACU Rodeo each spring semester, and Henderson said the club is now hoping to make the Fall Barn Dance Bash an annual event each fall semester.
Though a disc jockey provided music, the club had a few bands that offered to play for the dance. Because of scheduling problems, the club was unable to get the final details sorted in time to have a live band perform. Henderson said the club would love to have a live band perform at next year’s dance.
“The dance is yet another example of ACU supporting culture,” Stien said. Â “I thoroughly enjoyed being able to be a part of history, since ACU didn’t previously sponsor dances.”
Henderson said the club is trying to increase their involvement around campus, and thinks the dance is a great way to begin.
The club has discussed the possibility of partnering with a social club next year to host the dance and increase participation amongst the student body.