Barn Hoppers teach students to dance

STORY AND PHOTOS BY ALEX JUAREZ
VIDEO BY LIZ STOECK

Each Tuesday, the FHSU Barn Hoppers host an event where students can learn how to dance through the steps of swing dancing. Barn Hopper members help teach the attendees to learn the steps of different types of dances, including two-step, line, and swing dancing.

Sofia Tiscareno, president of the Barn Hoppers, explains that the organization has been teaching students to swing for a number of years now. 

“You can always improve your skills,” she said. “If you don’t know [anything] and you can always come or improve if you already had them.” 

Barn Hoppers are always welcoming students who want to dance, even if they don’t know how to dance, as well as other students who are willing to get better. 

“You can always come from nothing and become an advanced dancer later, but if you don’t have skills, we teach it and you’ll learn it,” Tiscareno said. 

The instructors of the Barn Hoppers show every step of swing dancing and break everything down, nice and slow so that the students can see and learn every step works. 

“If you haven’t tried it, just try it once, and if it’s not your thing, then that’s okay,” Tiscareno said.

The Barn Hoppers teach students from 6-8:00 p.m. every Tuesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. 


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