That night, the club nearly ended before it began.

According to them, everything that could go wrong, did.

The speakers for the music didn't work.

There wasn't enough space for a crowd they estimated at 30 students to dance.

Within the first 15 minutes, one of the boys dislocated his knee trying a move and the whole meeting abruptly came to an end.

Lane said that after taking a few weeks off to recollect themselves, they decided to start the club back up again, "even though it was a big fail after the first meeting."

From then on they had a large, steady turnout, sometimes getting as many as 30 students to attend one meeting.

Even the boy who injured his knee at the first meeting has continued to attend.

"We had a huge turnout," Lane said.

Their dedication to the club and passion for dance prompted Eiswert to chose them as the first recipients for the awards.

"Every week, they had a meeting, it got bigger and bigger," Eiswert said.

"They've sustained it. Many clubs are just the flavor of the month," he said.

Their experience making progress even through their hardships teaches a great lesson as well, Eiswert said.

"It teaches leadership. There are going to be bumps in the road," he said.

Both Lane and Albert were honored upon receiving their plaques and are thankful for what dance and the ballroom dance club has provided them.

"I think it's magical what it's done for me," Lane said.

"It is!," Albert said."It's magic."