The very popular campus social dance club – The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Co. – hosted a small dance competition Saturday night. Based on the hit tv series, Dancing with the Stars, the students choose three professors from the colleges to learn a routine with one of the members of the club.
The German Language resident was one of the Claremont Stars, so we had to go watch him perform.
Turns out we knew all three contestants. The first was a new professor at Harvey Mudd who is from Austria. He and his partner danced a tango.
The second contestant teaches genetics at Pomona College, and we know he wife who teaches physics at HMC. They danced a East Coast Swing number.
Martin and his partner finished off the competition, but I can’t remember the style of dance, but they ended with quite the flair.
In the end, Martin and his partner won first place which came with some flowers and a certificate.