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Mission Statement

The University of Manitoba Swing Dance Club (UMSwing) is an entirely student-run organization that operates under the umbrella of the University of Manitoba Student's Union (UMSU). UMSwing is non-profit and works towards being able to provide affordable dance lesson to students and non-students. Although the majority of members are students, UMSwing is open to everyone and boasts members of all ages and skill levels. Founded in 2000, UMSwing is celebrating over 15 years of introducing people of all ages and experiences levels to swing dancing. UMSwing welcomes anyone of any ages, even those who think they have two left feet or cannot dance, and they welcome the opportunity to prove you wrong!

The mission of UMSwing is to:

  • Spread knowledge of swing dancing and other partner dances
  • Illustrate the benefits of dancing:
    • Physical and mental health benefits
    • Great way to meet people and socialize
    • Fun and exciting!
  • Provide the opportunity to learn and practice in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment

Executive Committee

  Jennifer Petrasanta
UMSwing President
pres [at] umswing [dot] ca

I fell in love with swing dancing at the 2014 winter open house. However, due to scheduling conflicts I wasn't able to join until January 2015. In that short period of time, I've made great friends and I wanted to become more involved. This year, I hope to get more student groups involved with swing dance to help build a stronger community both in the university and the swing scene.
Brittany Adam
UMSwing VP External
vpexternal [at] umswing [dot] ca

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  Breanne Beaubien
UMSwing VP Internal
vpinternal [at] umswing [dot] ca

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  Alex Harland
UMSwing Secretary/Treasurer
treasurer [at] umswing [dot] ca

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Stewart Wilcox
Director of Publicity and Promotions
promotions [at] umswing [dot] ca

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Constitution

UMSwing's 2015/2016 constitution is available here

The most recent executive nomination form can be found here