Foamy Friday: suds welcome students back

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Disc jockey Marcus Wing and 55 gallons of foam solution is set to contribute to the traditional Foam Dance this Friday.

The Foam Dance, the first dance of the school year hosted by Dixie State University, will welcome new and old students.

Brandon Price, a senior mass communication major from Perry and vice president of communication for the Dixie State University Student Association, said there will be two industrial-sized foam machines that will churn out foam onto the dance floor for students to enjoy. Price said the machines are capable of producing about 500 to 1500 square feet of foam in 10 minutes or less.

The dance will be outside of the North Instructional Building on Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Students can purchase tickets for $10 with a DSU student ID in the Campus Store starting Aug. 21 until Aug. 23.  Tickets can be purchased the night of the dance, but the price will be raised to $20 at the door. Students must have an ID to show that they are 18 or older.

Price said students will have a variety of things to look forward to, including DJ Marcus Wing, who is known for his spontaneity.

“Marcus Wing does usually have a few surprises up his sleeve, but not even we know what they are because they’re usually pretty spontaneous,” Price said. “Last year he brought a ton of glow sticks left over from a dance at the University of Utah and tossed them from the top into the crowd at the dance. It’s things like that we look forward to.”

Lauren Randall, a junior biology major from Upland, Calif., said she attended the Foam Dance last year, and it was a good experience.

“The DJ was super awesome, and I had a great time,” Randall said.

David Columbus, a  sophomore art major from Los Angeles, said he’s thrilled to be integrated into the Dixie life with this experience.

“I’m excited to get involved with the Dixie community, and have another memory from Dixie,” he said.

Price said he hopes that the students will have a good time this year, and the Foam Dance will set the bar for next year.

“This is the first dance of the year and is a highlight for the rest of the year; its one of the events students remember,” Price said. “We want to get them excited about the events for the rest of the year.”

For more information, visit DSU’s calender of events at dixie.edu.