SUAAB, the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board, held its annual Splatter Dance on Sept. 2 at the UTD Multipurpose Fields.
At the Splatter Dance, attendees splatter glow-in-the-dark paint on themselves and dance under ultraviolet light, turning the dance floor into a sea of bright paint, colorful wigs and glowsticks dangling from limbs. The event consisted of two parts, with the tie dye portion starting at 6 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m., and included a live DJ and paint cannons.
“It’s a cool idea to have a glow in the dark dance,” biomedical engineering sophomore Macie Kauffman said. “You can meet new people while having fun.”
SUAAB is a student programming board that organizes a range of activities to encourage student involvement within the UTD community and enhance the quality of student life. They host a variety of events, and Kauffman said the Splatter Dance is one that she looks most forward to attending every year.
“A lot of events by UTD can be boring or tailored only for a certain major, so it’s nice to have one that is genuinely made for students to just enjoy as they start classes again,” Kauffman said.
The event served as a welcoming event for Comets, even if attendance was not as high as expected due to the slightly rainy weather. While students had fun, there was a downside of having paint and mud stuck all over shirts and shoes. However, those who attended showed great enthusiasm as they danced to the mix of international and American pop songs.