Cornerstone University brings Rosa Parks Circle swing dancing to campus
By Derek Wilson
Want to learn an upbeat style of dance that will keep you energized and relieve stress?
On Monday nights, from 8:30 to 10, in the weight room dance studio, sophomore Mary-Ann Frazier and a couple other dance instructors can show community members the ropes on how to swing dance.
They welcome all ages and knowledge levels of the dance (from beginner to expert).
“We teach the basic steps starting right at 8:30, and from there we will teach more moves for those who want to learn,” freshman Stephanie Neville, one of the dance instructor, said.
“We will also have an open floor so people can use the steps they’ve just learned,” Neville said. “However, if someone shows up already knowing how to swing dance, we don’t force them to learn new moves. They are simply encouraged to dance.”
Everyone is coupled up.
Students observe what the teachers do, and then they go over it slowly many times.
Once the students know the basic steps, they then practice it until they know how to dance properly.
“The moves sometimes look complicated, but once they are slowed down in order for us to teach them, people then start to catch on quickly,” Frazier said.
Both Neville and Frazier both have been dancing swing for a while now — both learned their freshman year.
“Swing dancing is enjoyable for me because it is fun, a great stress reliever, and also is a good way to get exercise,” Frazier said.
Neville agreed with Frazier and then added that she just loves to dance.
“So come out and join us.” Neville said. “Anyone from Cornerstone can come out, bring your boyfriend or girlfriend and enjoy a fun-filled night.”