ASMC to host Moorpark College’s first-ever dance


ASMC’s “Spring Fling” will take place on March 18, 2023 in the Moorpark College Cafeteria, located inside the Campus Center. Photo credit: Clepsy Hernandez

By Jasmine Hallack

To welcome the start of the spring season, the Associated Students of Moorpark College will be hosting their first dance, titled “Spring Fling.”

The dance will be hosted in Moorpark College’s cafeteria this Saturday, March 18, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission for Moorpark College students will be free and guests will need to pay $5 upon entrance.

ASMC Director of Campus Events Melissa Moore expressed her enthusiasm in hosting Moorpark College’s first dance.

“We are super excited to host Moorpark College’s first student dance, and hope students are as excited as we are,” Moore said. “This is a dance for students, by students and we are modeling it after what students have said they like most about dances.”

The inspiration for ASMC’s Spring Fling came from the animated film, “The Princess and the Frog.” The theme for the dance will highlight the elegant florals and colors showcased in the movie. ASMC recommends wearing formal attire to the event and encourages students to dive into the spring theme with clothing that showcases green, pastel colors and/or floral prints.

According to ASMC, the dance will include a live DJ, photo booth and snacks provided throughout the night.

Spring Fling came to fruition following the COVID-19 pandemic which halted everyday lives and canceled many in-person school events. In hosting the Spring Fling, ASMC invites students who may have missed out on important high school and college milestones to create their own version of homecoming or prom, here at Moorpark College.

Moore also emphasized that ASMC strives to create an environment which is comfortable for students to be themselves in and also helps to rebuild the campus community.

“For the Spring Fling [dance], we really wanted to revive the community that has been damaged by the pandemic,” Moore stated. “We also wanted a safe space for all students, who may not have felt safe enough at their high schools to attend dances. Plus, it’s always fun to have an excuse to dress nice!”

To become more involved with ASMC activities or to learn more about the upcoming Spring Fling, click here.