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Aimee Low is a 4th year accounting major. This is her first semester as a CA. Her favorite dance style is swing. She loves social dance because it's a fun way to take a break from other responsibilities, dance, challenge yourself, and get to meet and talk with other people!
Alex Robles is a super senior astonomy major. He has been a CA for four semesters. His favorite dance styles are west coast swing and fusion. He loves social dancing because dancing just feels good. He loves meeting new people and connecting with them on the dance floor. Seeing people laugh and smile and honestly have a great time is one of the best reasons why he keeps coming out to dance. Ask him to dance!
Anson "Cooper" Fryar is a junior. This is his second semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are west coast swing and bachata. Whenever her dances, he feels like he has left the Land of the Living and entered the Land of Dance. His worries about his body, his skill, and everything else slip his mind. The only thing that he thinks about is dancing with his dance partner. There was no longer any people around them, the person he is dancing with is no longer them, and he is no longer me. We are all just dancers dancing.
Arushii Nadar is a fourth year Neuroscience major. This is her fifth semester being a CA. Her favorite styles are bachata, cross-step waltz and west coast swing. She loves social dance because it has really helped her come out of her shell and be more social. She loves sharing her joy of dance with others, so do not hesitate to talk to her with any questions and/or comments!
Ashley Pham is a fourth year biochemistry major. She has been a CA for 5 semesters. She doesn't have a favorite dance style: she loves them all! She especially loves west coast swing, cross-step waltz, nightclub, and bachata. She loves social dance because it's a fun way to meet new people, it makes her think she's cool, and dancing in general is fun!
Becky Weishuhn is a super senior exercise science major. She has been a CA for 1 year. She loves the Latin dances the most. She started dancing ballet at the age of 3 until she became injured at the age of 16 and had to have multiple surgeries. Her dream of dancing professionally ended, and she struggled for years to fill the void ballet left. She discovered social dance two years ago and fell in love with it, as it became my new outlet for dancing. She's excited to share her love of dance with students and help them grow as dancers!
Ben Phung is a senior and a chemistry and biomedical engineer double major. This is his second semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are west coast swing and blues. He loves social dance because it creates a community with people from different backgrounds. It doesn't matter if you know how to dance or not as long as you bring good spirit and confidence onto the dance floor. Social dance helps him to become more confident not only in his dancing but in himself, which helps him to develop a positive mindset in real life. He has had nothing but joy from dancing and hopes to bring that joy to others. Ben can both lead and follow so that he can dance with everyone.
Brent Atchison is a fifth year computer engineering major. This is his fifth semester as a CA, with Lindy hop and west coast swing as his two favorite dance styles. He loves social dance not only because it taught him how to dance, but also because it helped him build confidence, allowing him to open up to more people. He has met a lot of new friends and great people through the UT social dance program.
Catherine Parish is a fourth year human relations major. This is her sixth semester being a CA. Her favorite dance style is cross-step waltz. She loves social dance because it is an awesome way to relax, have fun, and make new friends.
Chi Bao is a fourth year math teaching major. This is his second semester as a CA. His favorite dance style is bachata. He loves social dance because it forces him to focus on the moment. It is like meditation where you live in the moment, pay attention to little details in the now so that you have no room to worry about the past or future. Social dance also forces him to interact with others which he doesn't normally do. As a result, he has made a lot of friends through social dance.
Cinnamon Kiser is a 4th year biology major. This is her sixth semester being a CA. Her favorite dance style is argentine tango. She loves social dance because social dance is a safe and warm inviting place where you can have fun with friends while learning amazing dance styles! Social dance literally turned her world upside down and she will always be forever grateful! Don't be afraid to come up and chat to her! Even if it is not about dance, she would love to know about you!
Dara Cline is a super senior computer science major. This is her third semester as a CA. Her favorite dance styles are salsa, bachata, swing, and west coast (it's impossible to have just one favorite!). She loves social dance because it's fun, and has helped her become less shy, build self-confidence, and meet lots of new people.
Jasmine Wong is a fourth year applied movement science major. This is her second semester as a CA. Her favorite dance styles are bachata, salsa, and east coast swing because they are so different yet all so fun and challenging! She loves social dance because it brings joy and connects people! When you dance, you and your partner are learning together and learning about each other! Most important is to have fun! Then give each other acceptance and a positive vibe, and spread this fun around! :)
Jordan Cline is a third year. This is her first semester as a CA. Her favorite dance styles are west coast swing and salsa. She loves social dance because it's a great stress reliever and it's so much fun. It's also allowed her to meet so many amazing people that she wouldn't have met otherwise.
Joseph Gonzales is a sixth year nutrition major who discovered his love for dancing when he took the beginning social dance class in the Summer back in 2015. This is his 4th semester being a CA and his favorite dance style depends on how the music inspires him to move. He loves to share his newfound love of dance with others and believes that dancing is first and foremost about having fun!
Kevin Chin is a 4th year biochemistry major. This is his first time being a CA. His favorite dance style is west coast swing. He loves social dance because it's a casual way to meet new people and to impress. He loves to meet others to get to know him.
Kevin Sung is a super senior finance major. This is his seventh semester as a CA. His favorite dance style is east coast swing. He loves social dancing because it's a great way to meet new people from different backgrounds and knowing how to dance comes in handy at weddings and other events.
Koger Darden is a 4th year electrical engineering major. He has been a CA for 2 semesters. His favorite dance is waltz. He loves social dancing because it's a great way to meet new people that engages both the body and mind.
Lisa Strong is a 4th year biochemistry major. This is her seventh semester as a CA. Her favorite dance style is hustle. She loves how happy social dancing makes people when the partnership gets lost in the music. Not only the dancers but the onlookers feel jubilation!
Melanie Nguyen is a sixth year chemical engineering and chemistry major. She has been a CA for four semesters. Her favorite dance styles are Lindy hop and west coast swing. She loves social dancing becuase it has given her a tool to express herself. If she finds a song that she likes, she is able to express how she feels about that song in a way that makes sense. She also feels more confident after learning how to social dance. It's allowed her to feel more comfortable in her own skin and more comfortable interacting with others. Now, she's able to travel all over the world, meet different kinds of people, and communicate with those people through dancing.
Molly-Marie Richards is a first-time CA. Her favorite dance style is waltz. She loves social dance because it is an exhilarating challenge on multiple levels which utilizes and pleases multiple senses at once. It's auditory, kinesthetic, cerebral, and social.
Paul Choi is a 4th year computer science major. This is his fourth time being a CA. His favorite dance style is west coast swing. He loves social dance because dancing is fun, music is fun, and meeting new people is fun.
Rachel Kao is a fourth year mathematics major. This is her sixth semester as a CA. He favorite dance styles are tango, west coast swing, and salsa. She loves social dancing because she enjoys dancing with people, and finds dancing to be a great way to have human interactions. People with all types of dance skills can learn how to social dance and enjoy themselves. She sees social dancing as a way of life. He favorite dance quote is "Dance like there's nobody watching."
Rohan Small is a 4th year chemical engineering major. This is his first semester as a CA. His favorite dance style is swing. He loves social dance because it's a great way to meet new people, have fun, and escape the stresses of school. He has a four month old Boston Terrier named Finn.
Rohit Venugopal is a 4th year computer science major. This is his third time being a CA. His favorite dance style is west coast swing. He loves social dance because it is a great way to express oneself. Everybody loves to move to music, and it's even better with a friend. His interests include longboarding, Taekwon-do, solving Rubik's cubes, programming, and playing super smash brothers. Feel free to ask him about anything.
Roland Ip is a senior. This is his first semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are salsa and waltz. He loves social dance because of how organic and spontaneous each dance becomes. He enjoys the rush of the moment as he's sharing a dance with a partner.
Roshini Saravanakumar is a 3rd year management information systems and business honors major. This is her first semester as a CA. Her favorite dance style is cross-step waltz. She loves social dance because it's the best stress relief and a great way to do something she loves while meeting cool people.
Samantha Lin is a 4th year biochemistry major. This is her fourth semester being a CA. Her favorite dance styles are west coast swing and bachata. She loves social dance because dancing is a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. She loves that through social dance, people of different backgrounds and majors are able to interact and enjoy time together.
Schuyler Christensen is a 4th year electrical and computer engineering and economics major. This is his first semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are Bachata and east coast and west coast swing. He loves social dance because it's nice to meet new people and he has a lot of fun doing it.
Sergio Limas is a 4th year human development and family science major. This is his third semester as a CA. His favorite dances are bachata and salsa. because it's the place where you can just focus on the moment. You don't need to know people. Social Dance lets you enjoy yourself and meet new and interesting people. He feels a bit shy at times but can get pretty loud too.
Stephanie Su is a fifth year accounting major. This is her sixth semester as a CA. Her favorite dance styles are waltz and salsa. She loves social dancing because it's an awesome way to relieve stress, meet new people, and have fun!
Tai Yona Lewis is third year human development and family sciences major. This is her second semester as a CA. Her favorite dance style is cross-step waltz. She loves social dance because it's a stress reliever.
Talía Colón is a third year economics major. This is her third semester as a CA. Her favorite dance is salsa. She loves social dancing because even if she's busy with school or work she can always take a break and have fun dancing with new and interesting people.
Tara Caminade is a fourth-year nutrition major. This is her 5th semester as a CA. Her favorite dances are the spicy Latin dances like salsa and bachata. She loves social dancing because it is the best ice breaker for even the most shy of people. Dancing brings people out of their shell in the most fun and beautiful way.
Tommy Anthony is a fourth year electrical engineering major. This is his third semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are east and west coast swing. He loves social dance because he loves meeting people and being silly and dancing is a great way to do both.
Tyler Schattel is a fourth year electrical engineering major. This is his second semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are swing and waltz. He loves social dance because it brings out the best in people and is an amazing way to relax and have fun no matter how stressed you might be.
Vanessa Li is a fourth year chemical engineering major. This is her second semester as a CA. Her favorite dance styles are west coast swing and salsa. She loves social dance because it gives her the opportunity to enjoy and express her creative side.
Tommy Wilczek is a 4th year economics major. This is his first semester as a CA. His favorite dance styles are the Latin dances and west coast swing. He loves social dance because it's a great way to make new friends.
Travis Dinh is a fourth year electrical engineer major. This is his first time being a CA. His favorite dance style is cross step waltz. Travis loves dancing because of its culture.



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