WHAT IS SWUNG?
Swung is the official performance troupe of Athens and The University of Georgia. The group serves three purposes:
- To practice, choreograph, and perform styles of swing dancing including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa.
- To serve as outreach for the UGA Swing Club and Athens Swing Night by helping to improve the swing and social dancing community in Athens, Georgia.
- To have fun!
WHAT CAN SWUNG DO FOR ME?
Swung is available to dance at your next social event / halftime show / dance performance / etc. In addition to performing a number of choreographed pieces, we can also teach swing lessons or DJ a swing dance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on booking the troupe.
HOW CAN I JOIN SWUNG?
An audition will be held at least twice per year; typically February and August. This is most often in the format of a workshop. (Note: All dancers are invited to participate in the workshops, even those who do not wish to join Swung.)
What we’re looking for:
What we’re looking for:
- Dance ability
- Learning ability
- Performance ability
- Working well with both candidates and members (positive, helpful, polite, takes direction)
- Dedication to Swing dance in Athens: Swing Night, UGA Swing Club, additional workshops, traveling to other scenes/events, or getting involved with Classic City Swing (Athens’ annual weekend event). A healthy dose of any or all of these items is a definite plus!
CURRENT ACTIVE MEMBERS
- Chris Tucker, President
- Sam Cook
- George Cone
- Eva Delaplane
- Melissa Gogo
- Dawson Horah
- Kira McEntire
- Kara Pemberton
- Hannah Schriever
- Bryan Soto
- Melissa Thomas
“Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2017
“Betcha Nickel” at Greenville Lindy Exchange - Greenville SC, June 2016
“Baby Can Dance” at Heartland Swing Festival - Des Moines IA, April 2016
“Baby Can Dance” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2015
“Little Bitty Pretty One” - Friday Night Dance, The University of Georgia, August 2014
“Miss Kiss Kiss Bang” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2014
“March of the Hookers” LIVE at Classic City Swing 3 - Athens, GA, October 2013
“All the Cats Join In” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2013
“Footstompin” at Classic City Swing 2 - Athens, GA, September 2012
“If You Seek Amy” at Classic City Swing 2 - Athens, GA, September 2012
“Athens Allegory” at Classic City Swing 2 - Athens, GA, September 2012
“Sisters” at Dancing with the Athens Stars – The Classic Center, Athens, GA, April 2012
“Nicest Kids in Town” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2012
“Old Fashioned Wedding” with Ballroom Performance Group at Ballroom Magic – UGA, January 2012
“Candyman” at Martinis & IMAX - Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, January 2011
“Is You Is” at Jump, Jive ‘n Wail - Kennesaw State University, November 2010
“Too Darn Hot” at Hawkeye Swing Festival - University of Iowa, April 2010
“In the Mood” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2010
“Too Darn Pumped” at DanceATHENS - Athens, GA, October 2009
“Footstompin” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2009
“Hound Dog” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2008