FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians danced the night away during the first Hispanic Dance Night at The Landing Sept. 30.

The event gave attendees a chance to learn about and participate in various dances from the different Hispanic countries, according to Sgt. 1st Class David Kintz, garrison Equal Opportunity adviser.

"It was a great time and we were very glad to see so many people participating," he said. "I could definitely see us trying something like this again next year."

Kintz said the reaction he got from those in attendance was overwhelmingly positive and, despite a slow start, the event was a success for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

"Not many people showed up at the beginning, but as the night went on more and more came in," he said. "I'm glad everyone had a good time and got to experience the different dance styles."

In addition to the open dance floor, attendees were also able to see Hispanic dance demonstrations from the youth dancing group, Citlaltzin from St. Columbia Catholic Church in Dothan.

"They were great," Kintz said. "We really appreciated them coming out and sharing their talents with us."

Capt. Roger Garcia, B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, said he was happy to participate in a dancing event here.

"I haven't been here very long and I was wondering if I would find anything that would allow me to use the lessons I've learned over the years," he said. "I hope there will be more things like this in the future."