Friday, January 28, 2022

Staying in step with the State Swing Society

<p>Graduate student Rebecca Ellis, left, and history senior Nathan Story, right, swing dances Nov. 2, 2014, at Dem Hall. The State Swing Society meets every Sunday with lessons from 7:30-9 p.m. and open dance from 9-10 p.m. Aerika Williams/The State News </p>

Graduate student Rebecca Ellis, left, and history senior Nathan Story, right, swing dances Nov. 2, 2014, at Dem Hall. The State Swing Society meets every Sunday with lessons from 7:30-9 p.m. and open dance from 9-10 p.m. Aerika Williams/The State News

“I think it’s a social healthy activity,” Rice said.

He also feels that the State Swing Society can be something students do on the weekends as an alternative to drinking.

“It is healthy in terms of getting people physically active and building social connections,” Rice said.

From time to time, the dancing club puts on shows for the community at local theaters. They also perform at different venues and events held by church groups and student organizations.

Rice said one of his goals is to continue to grow the State Swing Society by making fliers, chalking sidewalks and reaching out to the community in other ways. Participation hasn’t reached its full potential, especially because the group doesn’t have a space to teach lessons. Rice is encouraging the university to stand behind the swing dance group because he thinks it is valuable to students.

The State Swing Society meets every Sunday in Demonstration Hall with lessons from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and open dancing from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m.

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