Bomb Squad and the GU Dance Team perform at every basketball game, but they’re not the only bands that offer a healthy dose of dancing. Swing Dance Club meets weekly to satisfy any student’s desire to dance.
Every Saturday at 7pm, the Swing Dance Club hosts a one-hour lesson that teaches a new style of swing dancing before having a dance party until 10pm. Normally the club organizes its events in Cataldo, but sometimes it settles for other spaces. Some club members maintain a web page called whereisswing.com with a calendar showing where and when the club holds events on campus as well as other swing events elsewhere in Spokane.
The club’s mission states that the group is “dedicated to promoting a safe and fun environment to develop social dancing skills and etiquette”.
They place particular emphasis on the development of the mind and body of club members and on the growth of the whole person.
Recently, the club teamed up with Zagathon to raise funds. Anyone who wants to join and help raise funds can visit the GU Zagathon page at events.dancemarathon.com, then search for “Gonzaga” on the website.
Club dances are free for everyone. No experience is necessary, as each dance begins with an East Coast Swing lesson.
In March, Lindy Hop classes will be given. According to club secretary Micah Spanner, “Lindy is a more advanced swing style than what we usually teach…and it’s exponentially more fun.”
Whether a newcomer or a seasoned dancer, Swing Dance Club provides a fun experience for students every Saturday night.
Colin Bonini is an A&E editor. Follow him on Twitter: @A_E_is_News.