Martini Swingers is a dance club created to teach exciting social dances to the students and staff of Augustana College. In the fall, we focus on teaching Swing and Lindy Hop. In the winter we switch to Charlston, Waltz and tango. In the Spring, we cover dances such as Salsa and Bachata. We want to encourage the Augustana community to get together and enjoy the thrills of dance. Any level of experience is welcome. Outside of just lessons, Martini Swingers participates in multiple other events such as BULX at Bradley University in November and our Spring Showcase at the and of Spring term along with a multitude of other events. To stay updated, follow us on facebook! If you want to learn more about dance, you can also follow this link to our coach, Gunter Schlueter's website to find out about lessons and event coming up
Want to take the club as a gym credit? Credit is offered for Fall Term and Spring Term so just sign up for the class on Arches lik you woul any other!
Martini Swingers is running a DVD fundrasier! We are selling dance DVDs made by our one and only Gunter Schluter for $10 a piece. There are 23 different styles and each DVD has 36 steps in that style (12 beginner, 12 intermediate, and 12 advanced). Each step is demoed, showed in slow motion for the lead and the follow, showed in normal count and from three different angles. There are also technical tidbits for each step and bloopers reel to wrap it all up. Print out the linked form, fill it out, and hand it off to any of the exec board members or to the mail box listed on the form.
Martini Swingers meets every Sunday in the Carriage House directly next to PepsiCo.
A little far for you? On December 11th, January 8th, January 15th, and January 22nd we will be hosting lessons in Gavle Room 3 in the Gerber Center so come give us a try!
Beginner lessons are from 3:00-3:45
Intermediate lessons are from 4:00-4:45
Coach: Gunter Schlueter
Presidents: Megan Stenihoff
Co-Vice President and Publicity: Nicole Kasman
Co-Vice President and Treasurer: Chelsea Crumbolme
Secretary and Social Events: Alyssa Barrantes
Historian: Giselle Carter
Advisor: Jeff Coussens
Phone: (309) 794-7320
To view the Martini Swingers Constitution, click the following link.