It was lights, camera, action, for Kappa Delta sorority tonight, whose annual Shenanigans philanthropy was a little more “animated” than in previous years.
Every Shenanigans has a theme — this year’s was Disney.
Through a drawing, each sorority gets partnered with two fraternities, and then the training begins. Most Panhellenic sorority and fraternities participate, one exception being the host sorority KD.
Lexington senior Lexi Dodson, a KD, said the money raised goes locally to the Family Enrichment Center in Bowling Green.
The competition was held in Van Meter Auditorium to a packed house. People spilled out into the aisles, while chants and cheers rose throughout the theater as each group took the stage.
There was a mix of Disney songs and pop songs as costumed characters such as the Queen of Hearts or Jafar would introduce the next song.
Oldham County freshman Jack Roller, a member and dancer for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, said his dance team which was paired with Alpha Tao Omega Fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority has been practicing for two hours every Tuesday and Thursday.
“It took a lot of long nights and dedication,” Roller said. “You had to keep an open mind and know how to make fun of yourself.”
Sig Ep, ATO, and AGD hours of practice paid off as the three organizations took first place in the competition. Chi Omega, Sigma Nu and Sigma Chi were runner-ups. Third place was Alpha Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Order.
Murfreesboro Tenn. sophomore Brad Chambers, a member and dancer for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, dressed up as an Indian for a Pocahontas themed dance. Chambers said he enjoyed himself.
“My favorite part was getting to meet all the new people,” Chambers said.
Somerset junior Brett Sledge, a member and dancer for Sig Ep, said it felt awesome to win.
This year is Sig Ep’s second year winning, and Sledge was a part of last year’s team.
“It feels good letting the new guys experience a feeling like this that they worked hard for,” Sledge said. “My favorite part was learning how to step.”
McLean County sophomore John Morgan Baird, a member of Alpha Gamma Rho didn’t participate but still enjoyed the show.
“I liked watching everyone have a good time and making a fool out of themselves.”