Crazy socks, dancing shoes, and 385 pairs of socks raised for SEARCH Homeless Services at the "Knock Your Socks Off" Salsa Event!
Many thanks to DJ / Artist Erock1 for setting the ambiance for the evening with mixed beats, splash paintings and party lights!
The highlight of the evening was definitely the salsa lesson taught by Texas Salsa Congress instructors, Darnell Allen and Ruby Rivera. The humorous duo kept the crowd laughing and in good spirits with favorite terms such as "truck-driver spin". By the end of the hour tutorial, the students were ready to show-off their salsa moves on the dance floor.
Swirling, twirling, chips and dips...literally and...literally. Thanks to Lupe's Tortilla for the donation of chips, salsa and amazing guacamole!
Salsa, marengue, western swing and hip-hop! Solo, partners, and of course group dances including "wobble wobble" and "cupid shuffle" rocked the night.
What makes Vox Culture events unique is its thoughtful combination of creativity and cause. During the evening, the audience was introduced to an overview of SEARCH and a short video clip that shared some of the personal journeys of individuals who have been helped by this organization. A vital part the event planning process was finding fun ways to raise awareness about homelessness and help folks get involved. These action steps are as simple as contributing to the sock drive, buying a raffle ticket that benefited the cause, or signing up to volunteer at the SEARCH Holiday Party. Special thanks to SEARCH staff, Phoebe Wong, for being at the event to help answer questions about the organization and about the issue of homelessness.
Want to continue helping in this social issue? Vox is throwing a Holiday Party for Jackson Hinds Gardens residents on Saturday, Dec 3rd. Come celebrate with us and meet the people we are serving. Sign-up to volunteer.
Lastly, can't enough of salsa dancing? Continue to visit Texas Salsa Congress and join them for their annual conference coming up in March! Stay tuned for details...
Best dressed + CRAZY SOCKS.
Here's to...lots of warm feet!