The Multicultural Ball at the University of West Georgia opened with a visit from a group of local drummers.
The Carrollton African Drumming Group warmed up the students just before the dance began at the Campus Center.
This was the fourth year of the ball, which is sponsored by the university's Office of Institutional Diversity.
Students provide their own entertainment too. The African Student and Association performed traditional dances and the Latino Cultural Association taught a few dance steps.