BY JACINTA DYKE
On Friday, Nov. 22, Children of the Lord’s Superheroes Dance rescued Franciscan University of Steubenville students from the true villain: a boring Friday night.
The dance began at 8 p.m. with about 10 people. But as the night progressed, more than 50 superheroes, civilians and even villains flocked into the J.C. Williams Center to liven up the dance floor.
Casey Boerner, a co-coordinator of Children of the Lord, explained the household’s inspiration for this “crazy fun dance idea,” she said.
“A lot of people in our household like superheroes,” Boerner said. “For example, in the household Olympics, our two teams were the ‘Avengers of the Lord’ and the ‘Justice League of the Lord.’ It’s kind of like our theme for this year.”
A large number of the Avengers made an appearance at the dance, including Ironman, Captain America, Hawkeye and a very convincing Loki. Superman, Spiderman, Wonderwoman, the Green Arrow and the Flash also showed their faces – or their masks. The most prevalent costumes of all, however, were Batman-related. There was Batman, the Joker, Robin, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Two Face. Even Boerner was dressed as Batgirl.
All throughout the night, vigilantes and villains danced enthusiastically to every song played, including classics such as ‘Mambo No. 5,’ ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and ‘Who Let the Dogs Out.’ Even nemeses Batman and the Joker could not resist the jovial atmosphere, as they were seen clapping each other on the shoulder in a friendly manner.
Anyone who is young at heart can surely appreciate a Superheroes Dance, and so it was a fitting theme for the Children of the Lord’s dance. As a household, they strive to follow Christ’s example of simplicity, humility and joy with childlike faith.