Saturday, April 18, 2009

Salsa lovers savor the first dance

More than 200 staff, students and community members attended OU's first International Salsa Ball Friday.

The event was deemed a success by Latin Dance Club organizers Mohan Incharas and Maritza Rodriguez, who envisioned hosting a Salsa ball to rival Stillwater's, over eight months ago.

"We never thought we'd have this kind of turnout," Rodriguez said. "And there's still more to come."

Incharas said he hopes to make Salsa a part of people's daily lives and not just something they do on the weekends.

Contact Mohan Incharas at 405-474-5694 for information about the Latin Dance Club or upcoming Salsa classes.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

University college freshman Chelsea Nordstrom performs a selection from Paramore’s “Here We Go Again" for Sooner Idol judges Holly Berrigan, George Gust and Steven Lee.
Students contend for Idol spots

Nearly 50 students auditioned this week for a chance to be OU’s next Sooner Idol.

“It’s kind of a take on American Idol,” Union Programming Board vice president George Gust said. “By kind of a take, I mean it’s exactly like American Idol.”

Gust said the competition, which the programming board has sponsored for seven years, is one of its biggest events.

The top ten finalists will compete at the Sooner Idol event April 25, where a panel of expert judges will score the performances and provide feedback to the singers.

First and second place winners will be chosen by the judges, and the audience will choose a third place winner.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

University College freshman Kate Holland and partner,
Eric Whitebay, showcase their dancing skills at the
International Salsa Ball Friday.

OU Stirs Up Latin-Flavored Fun

OU Latin Dance Club will host its first International Salsa Ball Friday night in the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren ballroom.

The event was created to showcase the club’s efforts over the last 8 months to expose students and the community to the art of Latin dance.

“It’s spicy, lively and sexy,” event coordinator Mohan Incharas said.

Free Salsa lessons will be provided from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.

The ball will be 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union's Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.

Tickets, $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non students, may be purchased at the door or by contacting Mohan Incharas.

Sunday, April 5, 2009