D.A.N.C.E to the B.E.A.T.
“I came to dance, dance, dance, dance, yeah… Give me some space for both my hands, hands, hands, hands… I throw my hands up in the air sometimes sayin’…” “Just Dance! Gonna be O.K. (da-da, doo-doo), just Dance…” because “when the music drops, we both put our hands up… so dance, dance like it’s the last, last night of your life, life…”
*Try reading that out loud for a good laugh.*
Last Saturday from 8-11pm, just over 50 people danced the night away at Axiom’s first ever Formal! There was rockin’ music, sparkly lights, candy, pretty dresses, balloons, awesome masks (it was a masquerade themed dance, after all), and, of course, lots of really cool people having a great time! The Axiom Formal was more than just a chance to dance like crazy with all of our friends, however. It was also the first missions trip fundraising event of the school year! By the end of the night, we had raised a little more than $300 for the trip to Romania in May! Basically, the night was a huge success, which means that, hopefully, the Axiom Formal will be something of a tradition in the years to come! (*If you missed it this year, try not to be too bummed; you may have another chance to get in on the fun next fall!)
At the risk of turning this into an obnoxiously long and awkward acceptance speech from an awards ceremony, I do want to take a moment and say thank you, because I know first-hand just how much work went in to making this event happen. To the four lovely ladies who worked alongside me to sort through all of the little details – you rock! And to the rest of you – those who offered suggestions and advice, requested songs, danced in our announcement videos, gave donations, offered encouragement, bought tickets, brought friends, danced with us, helped set-up and tear-down, transported our stuff back and forth – we couldn’t have done any of it without you! Thanks for “taking care of business and working over time!”
Being that this was the first of its kind for Axiom, we did learn a few key things about the members of our ministry, and how to host a successful dance. First, Axiom-ites are fantastic dancers (“I like to move it, move it!”). Second, candy is always a great idea. Third, have a few people on hand who know how to fix the speakers when they start acting up. Fourth, Axiom-ites are all for supporting a good cause. Fifth, the Cha-Cha Slide never fails to bring every single person to the dance floor (“to the left now, ya’ll”). Sixth, Axiom-ites are classy dressers. Seventh, everyone claps along to Are You Gonna Be My Girl (“1, 2, 3, take my hand and follow me…”). And, finally, we’re all really excited about the upcoming trip to Romania!
PS. The first Axiom-ite to comment with the name/artist of every song referenced in this post will get a candy bar of their choice from me!