If you were out and about on Sweet Briar College’s campus this past Friday night, you most likely heard loud beach music coming from the Wailes Conference Center. This was because the 3rd Annual Red Dress Dance was in full swing.

The Red Dress Dance is put on annually by the Business Club to raise money for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Guests are suggested to wear the color red because it represents one’s awareness of heart disease. This year the club raised money by selling tickets $10 a person and $15 a couple and provided a cash bar for those who were 21. By the end of the night, the club was thrilled to announce that they raised around $1,300 to donate to WomenHeart.

In the previous two years, the Business club has had trouble getting students to attend the dance according to Kristen Anderson ’11. This year the club’s organizers changed things up by hiring a popular band called Three Sheets To The Wind, a group of Hampden Sydney alumni. They are known as America’s #1 tribute band to yacht rock but many Sweet Briar students know them from their performance at last year’s Senior Week Boathouse. Party.  On Friday, the dance this past Friday night, they played songs such as, “Kiss on My List,” “Jessie’s Girl,” and “Summer Breeze.” Students had a great time dancing and socializing with friends over this genre of music.

Ansley Smith ’13 said, “I am so happy I decided to go to the dance last Friday. It was a night to remember! The atmosphere was perfect and I got to hear some of my favorite songs from the band.”

The night was an overall success according to Alexandra Herrera ’11, one of the head’s of the club. She said, “Students left feeling satisfied for knowing that their proceeds supported a good cause while they got to dance the night away wearing their best red attire!”

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