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Theatrical dresses, costumes on loan for upcoming dance

February 6, 2015

Dress_SelfieWhen a group of students got together last semester to form a new club on campus for the LGBT community and allies, one of the first ideas members had was to host a dance where everyone is welcome.
“That was our dream from the beginning,” President Emily Cross said. “Many of us either didn’t go to our prom or had a bad experience, so we really wanted to host a dance on campus where we could just go and have a great time.”
Thus, the “Freaky Friday Dance” sponsored by The Human Experience was born. The event for students and guests will be held the night before Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 13.
To make the dance extra special, Stephens President Dianne Lynch approached Cross about the possibility of letting students borrow dresses, tuxes or other costumes for the dance.
“I thought it was a great idea, but I wasn’t sure how to make it happen,” Cross said. “The next thing I know, Dianne sent me a Facebook message saying she had worked out the details.”
Students yesterday and today had a chance to go through garments from the School of Performing Arts theatrical costume shop. Dresses, pant suits and other garments were on display in the Kimball Ballroom, giving students a chance to browse, try on dresses and check them out for next Friday’s event.

“The response has been good,” Cross said. “We’ve had some people go ahead and check out their dresses, while others have their eyes on a few possibilities.”

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