“Everyone stands up and cheers on these sororities. It’s just a good environment and promotes a lot of happiness,” Coby Barbar, senior kinesiologist and president of Sororities Best Dance Crew, said of the environment for Cal Poly’s Theta Chi Fraternity charity event, Sororities Best Dance Crew.
Sororities Best Dance Crew, or SBDC, is a philanthropic competition organized by the Theta Chi fraternity. Proceeds from the event are raised through ticket sales, which are donated to a mentorship program called Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo that provides resources to underserved children.
For the event, the sororities create dance teams that compete for the title of best dance team. Each team is led by members of the Cal Poly chapter of the national fraternity who act as coaches.
Barbar will lead Cal Poly’s Gamma Phi Beta sorority team.
“I think everyone will have great dances and I can’t wait to see them all. If you want to attend a fun and exciting event and support any sorority or our fraternity or our philanthropy, I hope you can all come,” Barbar said.
Sociology junior Shelby Porges is one of the dancers competing for Cal Poly’s Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority this year.
“My sorority is huge, so it’s really nice to connect with girls that I don’t usually hang out with on a daily basis,” Porges said.
After being a competitive dancer for fourteen years, Porges said it was refreshing to have the opportunity to dance again.
“I’m very competitive, but I’m not really here for the competition. I’m here to find my dance niche. But I’m very excited to see how the turnout will be,” Porges said.
The competition will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at the Spanos Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase on Dexter Lawn on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27 for $8 each. Additional raffle tickets will also be sold for a chance to win tickets to the Bay Area-based music festival, Outside Lands this summer.