Q & A with GC’s Swing Dance Association president, Lauren Lee
Q: How did you get involved in Swing Dance?
A: I wanted to join a breakdance club my freshman year, but there wasn’t one. I just wanted to learn how to dance so I went and found swing dance, and I just kept going every time.
Q: Why did you become president?
A: I was sort of forced to. Essentially, the president and vice president of my freshman year came up to me before second semester of my freshman year and said they wanted me to be president because I was so consistent in showing up. I trained for president my second semester freshman year, and then I became president my sophomore year.
Q: What is your favorite part of Swing Dance?
A: Teaching. I love teaching people how to dance because everyone can do it. Swing dance is made to look impressive, but it’s really easy. When people see what we’re going to teach them, they usually say, “I can’t do that,” but by the end of the night they get it down.
Q: How can someone join?
A: Just show up on Mondays from 8 to 10 p.m. in Centennial Center. We instruct for the first hour and the second hour is free dance. You can learn more moves if you want, you just have to ask.
Q: Does the team perform? If so, when and where?
A: We have four performances lined up for October and early November. We’re performing in Magnolia Ballroom next Wednesday, we have a street performance at Deep Roots, we have a performance on Front Campus on International Day, and we hopefully will be performing with the jazz band on Nov. 1 and 2.
For more information on the Georgia College Swing Dance Association, email Lauren at email@example.com or visit the Facebook page: Swing Dance Association.