Students gasped as they walked into the venue, their eyes panning across the lobby. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling, and in the center of the lobby was an ice sculpture with the logo for Student Life at Montclair (SLAM). Beyond the lobby was a formal dining room with a dance floor in the middle, and a DJ booth at the head of the room. As soon as one walked into the venue, they could tell that it was going to be a good night.
SLAM hosted its annual Winter Gala on Thursday, Nov. 16 at The Royal Manor in Garfield, New Jersey. The location of the event was kept secret from students until they arrived, and the event lasted from around 8 p.m. to midnight.
The event kicked off with the officers of both SLAM and the Student Government Association (SGA) introducing the organizers of the event.
Then, students were entertained by a dancer who used torches and fire to perform as they ate. Students were able to hold the torches themselves as well.
Then, it was finally time to get the party started. The music turned on, and students spent the rest of the night on the dance floor.
The event wrapped up around midnight, but not before students had tired themselves out from dancing all night.