ASMC hosts “Spring Fling” dance at Moorpark College


Attendees of the Spring Fling gathered around on the dance floor as a DJ played live music on March 18, 2023 in the Moorpark College cafeteria. Photo credit: Jeise Rogel

By Jasmine Hallack

The Associated Students of Moorpark College recently hosted Moorpark College’s first-ever dance, titled the “Spring Fling.”

The Spring Fling was held on Saturday, March 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the college’s cafeteria. The event had an estimated total of 120 attendees who were welcomed to socialize, eat and dance the night away.

The dance’s theme was inspired by the Disney movie, “Princess and the Frog.” Accordingly, the cafeteria was decorated with flowers and pastel green colors. Each table featured decorative frogs, fairy lights and water lilies, all of which served as the decor’s ornamental focal points.

Pictured is one of many decorated tables for the Spring Fling dance which took place on March 18, 2023 in the Moorpark College cafeteria. Photo credit: Jeise Rogel

Unlike the decorations, the musical entertainment for the night was not Disney themed. A live DJ was present through the evening and played classic school dance music, including popular songs such as “Cha Cha Slide,” “Cupid Shuffle” and “Suavemente.”

Summer Scott, a second-year student at Moorpark College, attended the Spring Fling and said the dance was their favorite part of the evening.

Just like how everyone just sort-of automatically formed a huge dance circle, it’s fantastic,” Scott said.

The Spring Fling dance was advertised to students through social media and posters across the campus encouraging students to attend and bring guests.

Some former Moorpark College students even returned to campus to experience the school’s first-ever dance. Casey Newton, a 2020 Moorpark College graduate, was one of the alumni attendees.

“My friend actually suggested me to come to [Spring Fling] and so I came,” Newton said. “It was cool to come back to Moorpark; that’s where I graduated, so it was cool to be back where it all is.”

ASMC emphasized that student government’s main goal for the dance was to ensure students’ comfort and enjoyment, especially for students who hadn’t had the opportunity to attend a school dance in high school.

Nikki St. Charles, a first-year student at Moorpark College, was too nervous to attend her high school dance. She conveyed that her experience at the Spring Fling has made her more comfortable with the prospect of attending dances in the near future.

“I didn’t go to homecoming because I was too afraid,” St. Charles explained. “This definitely made me feel a lot better and about going to dances [and] a lot safer too. It was just really fun.”

ASMC Director of Campus Events Melissa Moore commented on the success of this year’s Spring Fling as well as her excitement for the upcoming events ASMC plans to host.

“I’m just excited,” Moore said. “I think that the students are really appreciative of all the work we do and I’m really excited to see the turnout for other events in the future.”

For more information about upcoming ASMC events and activities at Moorpark College, click here. ASMC hosts weekly meetings every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the ASMC Conference Room. These meetings cover a wide variety of topics, including campus events that ASMC is organizing. To join these meetings over Zoom, click here.