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?
Swung will hold workshops open to all intermediate dancers at least twice per year (typically August and February). *If an attendee expresses interest,* this workshop will serve as their audition to join the group. We’ll work on a combination of skills in these sessions including technique, learning new vocabulary (moves), and learning choreography.
What we’re looking for:
  • Dance ability
  • Learning ability
  • Performance ability
  • Working in a group setting (positive, helpful, polite, takes direction/critique well)
  • Dedication to Swing dance in Athens
    Regular attendance at Swing Night and/or UGA Swing Club, participation in additional workshops, traveling to other scenes/events, and getting involved with Classic City Swing (Athens’ annual weekend event) are all great ways to show your commitment. A healthy dose of any or all of these items is a definite plus!
CURRENT ACTIVE MEMBERS
  • Dawson Horah, President
  • George Cone
  • Melissa Cousins
  • Melissa Gogo
  • Caitlyn Higginbotham
  • Austin Kelley
  • Kézia Powell
  • Jacob Richardson
  • Lauren Towe
  • Chris Tucker
PERFORMANCE VIDEOS
“Parc on Summit” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2019
“S.L.U.T.” at Athens Swing Night – Athens, GA, June 2018
“Sweet Potato Fries” at Ballroom Magic – The University of Georgia, January 2018
“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
“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
“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