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 Srping, 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 and Bradley University in November and our Spring Showcase at the and of Spring term along with a multitude of other events.
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. Any forms turned in by October 16th will have their DVDs by November 16th but forms can still be turned in after that date.
Martini Swingers meets every Sunday in the Carriage House directly next to PepsiCo.
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