Morning dance craze flops at AUT event launch

May 25, 2018

Morning dance craze flops at AUT event launch

The poster promoting the AUT event. Photo: Supplied.

A morning dance rave at the AUT gym saw a disappointing turnout.

Auckland University of Technology student association (AUTSA) hosted a morning dance party with free breakfast to engage staff and students.

Organiser of this event Kyle Richman says only fifteen people attended, which is less than anticipated.

“We’d like to have more people but you don’t know until you try,” he says.

Morning Glory was a free event for all AUT staff and students on 25 May from 7 am to 9 am.

Participants were invited to a one-and-a-half-hour cardio class with George FM DJs ‘The Bravhu Brothers’ and free healthy breakfast.

It was advertised on the AUTSA Facebook and Instagram page, and on posters around the university and halls of residence.

Jesse Jones, marketing officer at AUTSA, says it’s a new trial aimed at engaging students.

“It’s a lot more fun, it’s a bit different, and we tried to make it more exciting for students by having DJs included.”

Mr Richman says they are planning to organise a second event next semester.

AUTSA will be publicising the event earlier and putting forward more offers in addition to the free breakfast.

“We will be encouraging more students to come by offering free coffee on entry,” he says.

AUT gym reception team leader Hayden Jiggins says it is important to keep students active during their studies.

“It’s a good opportunity to meet people and get involved in something a little different.”