Swung

WHAT IS SWUNG?
Swung is the official performance troupe of Athens and The University of Georgia. The group serves three purposes:
  1. To practice, choreograph, and perform styles of swing dancing including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 swungathensga@gmail.com 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:
  • 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
PERFORMANCE VIDEOS
“Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2017
“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
“All the Cats Join In” at Ballroom Magic - The University of Georgia, January 2013
“Footstompin” 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
“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