Maygan Arnuco, Junior majoring in Nutrition
Owen Brady, Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering
Owen: We don't consider ourselves social dancers, we consider ourselves team members and athletes.
Maygan: I started with salsa - I love that. It is the Salsa and Swing Society. Then I decided to go to the ballroom and check out and then I also found out there is a competitive team and I love to compete and I saw what they did, what it's like, and I fell in love.
Owen: I transfered to UVM in my sophomore year, and I wanted to get integrated with the UVM community. I'd always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance, I found out they had free ballroom dancing lessons, so I decided to join, and got bit by the bug as it were, and haven't looked back for two and a half years.
Maygan: For standard we have Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Waltz, Viennese Waltz. For latin and smooth we have Mambo, Jive, Swing, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Pasodoble... and that's pretty much it for all the dances.
Owen: We've had a pretty exciting season thus far. We continue to go up in difficulty levels which is challenging because obviously the competition gets stiffer. Already this year we've competed at the Husky Classic, which was the UConn ballroom competition, and we competed at Collegiate Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, and the MAC, the Manhattan Amateur Classic, which was in January down in Manhattan, oh, and we did Brown, and the 19th Annual Harvard Invitational which is the big dance competition they hold at Harvard. But we done very very well. We've had a lot of our team members place at the regional level and even at the national level. That's something that we're pretty proud of.
We just want to make sure that the community is aware of what we offer in terms of lessons and opportunities and ways to kind of grow and change.