I never, ever, thought I would get into partnered dancing, or any formal dancing for that matter. But sometimes hobbies sneak up on you. After returning from a freshman year abroad, I was at a loss as to how to make new friends at my home school, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. One day, my roommate and I came across the swing dance club, and the members were twirling and jumping all over the floor in front of the booth, with big smiles and jazz in their bones.
I was awestruck.