Samantha Gonzalez, Vice President 2017-10-03T16:12:56+00:00

Project Description

Samantha Gonzalez, Vice President

The Vice President oversees all aspects of club life, from recruiting new members to organizing events and workshops. They also act as the club’s primary liaison with external entities, such as the Club Sports Governing Board at Columbia and our professional instructors.

Year and MajorCC 2018, Math and Psychology
What she loves about CU Ballroom: “I love the friends that I’ve made and the sense of community when all of us practice in front of Roone with the rest of the dance clubs at CU. I’ve also gotten more comfortable exploring dance events throughout the city that I otherwise probably wouldn’t have gone to.
Her favorite CU Ballroom memory: “Getting stuck at a Megabus station after DCDI & dancing in the middle of the bus pickup area with the rest of the team.”
Her advice for newcomers: “Enjoy yourselves and don’t get caught up in the pressure to place at competitions. Remember that you most likely joined to have fun and try something new, don’t let the idea of competing negatively guide your experience.”
One unexpected thing she got out of ballroom: “My best friend through a DND group <3.”
Her favorite ballroom dances: “Paso Doble & Jive. Paso because it’s powerful and often overlooked, Jive because it’s upbeat, playful, sassy, and the dance that made me want to start dancing in the first place. (I also love Samba, you can’t make me choose just one.)”
Her favorite ballroom dance-able song: “‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ by Drake.”
Her favorite ballroom dance move: “Chicken walks.”
Her favorite social dances: “Bachata and Salsa.”