Rocking'n Rolling in Delft
Up for shaking a leg or two to some good old fashioned rock'n roll music? A new club at TU Delft offers everyone the chance to learn to dance like rocker.
by SWATHI KRISHNA
Inspired by their passion for rock'n roll dance, two PhD candidates from 3ME faculty, Andrea Simonetto and Helene Clogenson, recently started the Rock’n Delft (RnD) association, which provi- des informal dance courses at the uni- versity, where you not only can learn some moves but also meet new peo- ple. “RnD is as much about dancing as meeting friends and having a good time together,” says Simonetto, who is from Italy. Simonetto and Clogenson offer classes in rock ‘n roll dance every Sunday at the TU’s Culture Centre, from 20:00 to 22:00. Clogenson, a Frenchwoman and the president of the associa- tion, explains: “We’ve been teaching in Delft for one year now. We aren’t professional dancers but rather expe- rienced volunteers. I taught a class in a very similar way during my two year stay in Norway.” Simonetto, who is also the secretary of RnD, adds that students who become experienced eventually help them during the classes. And there is no entrance fee to attend these sessions. RnD also adds more color to the social life in Delft by organizing a dancing event at De Ruif on every third Thursday of the month. The evening of soci- alizing, drinks and dancing starts at 22:00.