13th board of ssaw WuBDA ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Chair: Rutger de Graaf
Hi, I’m Rutger, the Chair of WuBDA. I study Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning and have been dancing since the summer of 2021. I’ve always been interested in dancing, but when I was young there was a stigma attached to boys dancing, so I went rowing instead. After a while I didn’t find enough satisfaction in rowing and therefore thought to pick up this then distant dream of dancing. When I started, I was overwhelmed with the great people at WuBDA and immediately tried to join everything I could possibly join. This drew the attention of the activity commission, who invited me to become a member of the committee.
When I got a message about potentially joining the board, I saw an awesome opportunity to help the association stay this awesome place that I had experienced and to create even more opportunities for our members to enjoy dancing. With a lot of experience with committees at other associations (Franciscus, Argo and my study association Genius Loci) in my pocket and a great deal of enthusiasm, I went on to join this year’s board.
I hope to see you all at the lessons and during other activities!
Secretary: Leonie Nijs
Hi everyone! My name is Leonie and I am the current secretary of WuBDA. I am a biology student at the WUR and started dancing at WuBDA in my second year of study. In high school I went on a trip to Paris and saw people dancing ballroom at the Seine, which really fascinated me! Since then I always wanted to learn ballroom dancing but I was very hesitant to start at WuBDA because I was very insecure. However, it was a very warm welcome when I did a trial lesson and I haven’t stopped dancing since 🙂
Slowly I started to become a more active member at WuBDA because of the great and fun activities that are organized throughout the year! I became a member of the LustrumCie and got the opportunity to become secretary at the board. I am very happy to be involved so closely in such a great association!
I hope to see you soon at the WuBDA, as I am sure that you will also get such a warm welcome as I did at my first trial lesson! If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message.
Hi everyone! I am Suzanne a master student in Animal Sciences and also the new treasurer of WuBDA. Besides WuBDA, I am also participating in kickboxing trainings and a hockey umpire for the KNHB. So to say I like sports is a bit of an understatement.
I started dancing at the age of 15 until I turned 19. This year I was mentor of an AID group and we got a workshop from WuBDA. After that I realised that I missed dancing a lot, so I started again at the start of this year. I immediately felt very welcome at WuBDA, and right at the time I wanted to become and even more active member the position of treasure opened up. With my weird love for Excel, some finance skill and a great predecessor who I can bother with my questions I decided to take on this challenge! I am also very excited for my board year!
Commissioner of Internal Affairs: Sterre Herle
Hi! I am Sterre, the Commissioner of Internal Affairs. I am 22 years old and I am studying Food technology. I like baking and doing sports like race biking, rowing and of course dancing ;). I began dancing at Wubda about 2 years ago when I started my bachelor. I unexpectedly ended up at a trial lesson and I discovered the pleasure of ballroom dancing. I really like to go dancing after a long study day. It is fun to do and a nice way to unwind.
I also really enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the association. It feels very open and relaxed. As a member of the activity committee, I’m trying to contribute to that ambience. This year I will keep the website up to date for Wubda and I am coordinating communication between commitees, teachers and members. If you have any suggestions for the website or want to talk to me about something else, email me anytime! 🙂
Hello there, I am Floor Cromjongh and the new Commissioner of External Affairs. I’m 20 years old and in the second year of my bachelor Forest and Nature Conservation. In my free time I like to read, bake, dance, sing or go outside for a nice walk or some skating. I also do fencing from time to time.
I have always loved dancing. My parents have been dancing the Argentine tango since I was one year old, so my memories of dancing people go a long way back. Me and my family have also watched the show Strictly Come Dancing for a long time before I started to dance myself. That moment came in high school, at a local dance school. I danced there for 1.5 years, and I was really happy when I found out this university had a ballroom association. My first year as a member was a Corona year, so I didn’t do much, but this year has been great so far, with lots of dancing and fun activities. I hope to see you at the events and dance evenings, and visit lots of parties in other cities! See you soon 🙂