On August 29, 2008, Yosakoi participated in The Friends of the K-State Libraries Gala event. The event, titled ‘A World of Friends’ featured performances by the KSU Dance Department and DJ Luis. Guests at the event ate dinner in the Great Room in Hale Library and bid on items included in a silent auction. Yosakoi performed two dances, the Yosakoi Soran and Yocchore. Both dances were performed in an interactive style down the aisles in the Great Room. Dancers moved up and down the aisles, and a few remained on the stage in the center of the room. The energetic performances elicited a warm response from the audience and other dance groups. Asuka Ono was also featured on the front page of the Collegian the next day in a picture from the performance. The Library Gala was a great way for Yosakoi to kick off another semester of performances.
(photo courtesy of the KSU Collegian)