BEAT Hosts Line Dancing At CPP

BEAT Hosts Line Dancing At CPP

Broncos donned their finest Western wear as they made their way down to The Farm Store (Bldg. 211) for Cow Poly Line Dancing on Thursday, May 11.

The event was hosted by Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) as a fun way for students to unwind, enjoy live music and try their hand at line dancing.

The night’s theme was Western wear. Students who didn’t come dressed for a rodeo were able to choose from the many bandanas, hats and props from BEAT’s sign in table.

Cowboy hats and bandannas at BEAT table

Students enjoyed a variety of activities including a Cornhole station, donuts courtesy of Mom’s Mini Donuts and a grassy lounge area for students to kick back and relax.

Students play corn hole
Grassy area at the farm store

The Poly Trolley provided free fries and sliders for all of the hungry cowgirls and cowboys in attendance.

The Poly Trolley pulled up at the farm store
Students line up at Poly Trolley

Country singer Patrick Carrico and his band provided the soundtrack for the night as students chowed down on watermelon, ice cream and other snacks.
Patrick Carrico and band perform

Then, it was finally time for the main event; line dancing lessons! Instructed by a professional line dance instructor, students gathered in the AGRIscapes building (Bldg. 211) and learned how to dance along to classic country dances.

Line dance instructor leads group
Students take the lead line dancing
Students line dance the night away

“The most popular activity was surprisingly the line dancing… I didn’t think this many people would participate in it,” said BEAT programming chair Madeline Sin. “We had almost the whole crowd come in for line dancing lessons!”

As the night began to wind down, students met around the stage to find out who would win best Western wear.

David Benitez and Trisha Moreira won for their plaid get-ups. Each took home a movie bundle containing two movie tickets, popcorn and soft drinks.

This was the first time BEAT hosted the event at Cal Poly Pomona’s (CPP) own farm store, which not only made for the full country experience but also encouraged students to learn more about a less familiar part of campus.

“I think it’s really great, that [ASI] can get other majors out here,” said third-year plant science student Brianne Marr.  “It really emphasizes how important the college of agriculture is and that it’s a really cool major to begin with. I would love to see more events like this where not only college of ag students come!”

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