An end-of-the-year, outdoor dance, The Chez Martin has become one of Thomas Aquinas College’s most popular annual events. Put on by members of the Senior Class, it is a relaxed occasion for the seniors to say goodbye to the underclassmen. It also serves as a fundraiser, with proceeds going toward the Seniors’ farewell gift to the College.
This year’s Chez Martin was themed “The Class Jester” after the well-known movie, The Court Jester. At 7:30 pm on Saturday night, the Seniors welcomed their fellow students onto the lawn by the Doheny Hacienda, which they had prepared with decorated tables, benches, twinkling lights, and space for a bonfire.
The Seniors entertained their guests with an amusing skit and spoofs of popular musical scores, such as “Mother Knows Best” from Tangled. After the entertainment, the music began, and students crowded onto the dance floor. The dancing continued until late in the night.