Swedish Dansa!

Swedish Dansa!
Here is me with some of my classmates before the dance all dressed up and ready to go.

Here is me with some of my classmates before the dance all dressed up and ready to go.

Picture from the dance floor.

Picture from the dance floor.

My cute little cow mug filled with coffee to help wake me up this morning.

My cute little cow mug filled with coffee to help wake me up this morning.

Last night I went to the party with my class. It was so fun! We all went for pizza and then to my friend, Annas, house to get ready. It was a “theme party” the theme being “I just came from…(blank)”. For example, a lot of people were dressed up like skiers and pretended they just came from skiing, other people dressed in sunglasses and hats to pretend like they just came from the beach, or 80s girls time traveling from the 80s. It was a really cool idea I thought. My plan was to get a shirt that had an American flag on it and pretend like I just came from America, but finding American flag t-shirts is a lot harder than I expected in Sweden, so I just dressed normal instead which was fine because about half of the people at the party did not dress up either.

In total I would say there was about 300 people there. It was really nice and controlled though. To get in your name had to be on a list, so not anyone could just show up. They also had a coat check for our coats and bags which I thought was really nice. It was basically just a big dinning hall, with the tables moved to the side to make room for a giant dance floor and Dj. We danced all night, it was a really fun way for me to get to know my class better outside of school. I also got to meet so many new friends as well and even managed to bump into another exchange student!

The dance was organized by a few guys at my school. The way it works is they find a space, make a list, get a Dj and security, basically do all the work. Then everyone who comes pays a $10 entrance fee to help pay for everything. In America, we do not really do anything like this. If I wanted to go out and listen to music and dance I would have to pay a lot more money and go to a concert filled with strangers. This was so much more fun because everyone knew each other.

It was a fun night all in all, but I am defiantly feeling tired after my late night – not to mention sore from all the dancing! Todays agenda is cleaning, emailing, working on my presentation about America for next Monday, going for a run, and most of all just relaxing.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Swedish Word of the Day: dansa – dance!

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