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Fellow Holds School Dance in Surabaya, Indonesia

English Language Fellow Moriah M. Kent noticed her students and faculty were passionate about both traditional and modern dancing, so she suggested that the English Department hold a school dance with a “Batik Nights” theme. The English Department invited everyone at Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya (UNIPA) and held the dance in conjunction with an exhibition of country diagrams, a project from the Cross Cultural Understanding class for 8th semester students.

When participants entered the dance room, they were greeted by a display of diagrams showcasing different countries and their characteristics. The scene was made festive by batik decorations, a large banner with “Batik Nights” strung up in the background, and sparkling lights. Faculty and students came together and danced a Bollywood routine, the Cha Cha, and learned some Square Dancing.  Overall, the event was a success, and participants left looking forward to future dances.  

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