Photo provided by DDM
Electronic dance music (EDM) blasted through the J.C. Williams Center Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight as Daughters of Divine Mercy (DDM) household members partied at their first ever fundraiser dance.
The dance, called “EDM with DDM,” featured most of the household members bopping with crowds of other students throughout the evening in the J.C. atrium. Students wore glowsticks and ate fruit snacks and animal crackers throughout the night.
To start the evening, DJ senior Grace Deegan blared “Axel F” by Crazy Frog as household members raced down the stairs into the atrium.
The dance came together under the hands of Deegan and senior Alicia Winters.
Deegan said, “We wanted to throw a dance honestly just for the fun of it; my fellow senior Alicia and I love the dance parties that we have in our common room, and we had a vision of being able to have a dance party on a larger scale!”
Senior Lydia Forsthoefel, one of DDM’s coordinators, said, “EDM with DDM was a dream we have had for a while as a household. … One of our household pillars is passionate joy, and we feel blessed to have been able to glorify God through dancing and community.”
The dance featured a multi-colored disco ball, bubble machines, plenty of glowsticks and a playlist that included genres of music besides EDM, such as pop and older classics.
Forsthoefel stressed to the household beforehand that, even if it was just DDM members who attended the dance, it would still be fun. However, the household was surprised to have large crowds of students come to the dance.
“The turnout far exceeded our expectations!” Forsthoefel said.
Deegan said, “The dance was the party of the year.”
Sophomore Alex Casey said, “It was a fantastic hit that allowed people’s character and fun sides to really show, and I think everyone had a great time!”