5th board “Last-minute” of ssvw WuBDA

Chair: Marinka van Arendonk

Hi, my name is Marinka and I am the chair of WuBDA since November 2017. I am 21 years old and I am studying the master Plant Sciences. I started dancing with WuBDA at the start of the academic year in 2017. Prior to that I had already followed the beginners course once and looking back I don’t really know why I stopped at that time, because I like dancing a lot. Besides that dancing is really fun, it is also pretty cool to show the moves you have learned on the dance floor, especially at gala’s. At the student gala’s I’ve been so far there was not so much ballroom or Latin dancing. It would be great if this could be improved because I do see all the plants outside dancing elegantly in the wind. The same can’t be said about most students. So one of the reasons I joined the board of WuBDA is that I would like to help to get more students to dance. Besides that, I want to help develop WuBDA further as an association and I am excited to do so!

Secretary: Daniel de Groot

Greetings! My name is Daniel, and I have been a member of the WuBDA since January 2018. When I was in high school, somewhere between the years of 2000-long-ago and 2000-less-long-ago, I used to attend dance lessons with my friends, but had to stop due to sheer lack of time with school and what not. Years later, in my second year of university, I found myself attending a dancing workshop in both the Quickstep and Cha-Cha-Cha, organised by members of the WuBDA. One thing led to another et voilà: I had found myself a new dance association! WuBDA rekindled a passion I had long since forgotten about. If there’s anything I hope to achieve during my time as a board member of the WuBDA, it’s to help the future members of the association find the feeling of getting lost in dancing. You can see it as your outlet for physical activity, use it as an opportunity for a date night with your loved significant other, learn to know your way around a wedding dance or be competitive about it and become the most elegant dancer in the world. Dancing has something for everyone, and the WuBDA is going to help you find that something for you!​

Treasurer: Senne Audier

Heey everybody! My name is Senne Audier, and I am the new treasurer of WUBDA. I will complete the board. I am in the last couple of months of my master, but can hopefully stay in Wageningen with a PhD in animal behaviour. I started dancing about a year ago, after seeing a workshop at a gala. Since the moment I started I couldn’t stop dancing anymore, and even during my period abroad I kept dancing. I will make sure that the upcoming year we will have enough money to keep providing more dance lessons for all the lovely members and upcoming members of this association.

Public Relations: Tim Persoon

Hello I am Tim and I have been dancing with WuBDA since spring 2017. I used to only watch dancers on tv or Youtube and envy their capabilities. But that all changed when I participated in a little workshop during the Wageningen student gala. It had such a pleasant mood even though everybody was awkwardly stumbling over their own feet and trying to remember their steps. It made me see that dancing is just a whole lot of fun if you do it together. As I fell in love with the steps and the music I was looking for dancing associations via Thymos and that’s how I found WuBDA. I signed up and kept dancing. Now I like to stimulate myself and others to experience the dancing fever to its full potential.

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