A two-step country western dance organization called The Country Club is kicking off its program for the first time as an official organization.
ACU has many different dance groups, and there are many people that perform to country songs each year in Sing Song. But this is the first time there has been a designated club for those interested in country dancing.
The club is student-led, as they are currently between sponsors.
Group members are hoping to get people from different student groups to join the organization by posting flyers.
Alan Songer, junior criminal justice major and sociology and Spanish minor from Tomball, is an officer for the club who will organize the meetings.
“The goal of our club is basically to just have a place for students and anyone else in the community who wants to learn how to two-step,” Songer said. “We have finally made a dance club specifically for country dancing.”
The group is designed for the enjoyment of those who love dancing and want to learn more two-step and swing dance moves. Because it is a co-ed organization, partner dances are possible.
The first meeting will be within the next couple weeks, but a date has not yet been set. All get-togethers will be located in the Recreation and Wellness Center at 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights.
Meetings consist of nothing but dancing, and anyone who wants to participate in the meetings are welcome to attend at anytime. Meetings are not mandatory.
Active members – those who are more involved in the group – will be required to pay a small fee to help pay performance dues and clothing for shows.
“The club fees are essential for funding,” Songer said. “There were many of us last year who wanted to participate in different shows but didn’t have the funds to make it there, so having a group and membership fees will make that possible.”
Next semester, after proper training, the group will make their first appearances.
They are already planning to be a part of the Omega Spring Show and the Red Boot Roundup. There is a small chance the group will participate in Sing Song as well.
For those that don’t want to participate in shows, there will still be opportunities to attend meetings and learn dances.
“I think it will be so much fun,” said Brooke Ray, sophomore nursing major from Lucas. “This is the first I have heard of it, but I love two-stepping, and I think everyone should learn how to do it and join in on the fun.”