CSU, Chico News

Chico State’s Ballroom Dance Night Will Be a Red Carpet Affair

Date: 04-21-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

Razzle Dazzle Ballroom: A Red Carpet Affair will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 7–10 p.m. in the Shurmer Gym. Dancers from the community, Butte College and the University are welcome to this event that has been a tradition at California State University, Chico for more than 50 years.

“The tradition started in the early 1960s,” said Professor Patricia Smiley, director of the CSU, Chico Ballroom Dance program. “In the beginning, music was supplied by records. Today, a professional DJ provides the music.”

More than 400 people attend the event, said Smiley. “The students have attended classes, know how to dance and come dressed in their best. Even if you cannot dance, you can come watch the dancers twirl, turn and float around the dance floor,” she said.

For more information call Smiley at 530-898-6120 or the Department of Kinesiology at 530-898-6373.