April 10th, 2012
The K-State Student Union Courtyard was filled with excellent music and laughter as more than 30 students participated in “International Dance Steps” on Monday. The great International Coordinating Council hosted the event as part of International Week, which gave students a chance to learn about other cultures by trying out basic dance moves from around the world.
“The purpose of International Week is to show how diverse K-State is,” said Benita Mugabo, sophomore in management and information systems. “It’s important for students to learn about other cultures and to share with others.”
Mugabo hails from Rwanda, but taught a Pacific Island dance called “Tutuki” that she had learned from a friend in high school. The dance did not involve much stepping, but instead focused on arm and hip movements. The music she chose for the dance was from Fiji.
Marazula, a medieval European dance, had participants doing simple stepping and clapping in a circle, but the great tempo of the music kept getting faster and faster. The group scrambled to keep up with the music, laughing at the results.
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