Team Captains: Jasmine Quinney and Peter Ogilvie
Our Team Captains: Jasmine and Peter arguably have the best roles within the society! Team Captains are very important as Jasmine and Peter are actively involved in organising Southampton Friendly, in running the partnering sessions for all dance levels, helping out at Beginner lessons and most importantly- They help organise the team for all the competitions throughout the year! Even though they have a very busy (and sometimes stressful) role, they are always happy to help and enthusiastic!
Q: How long have you been dancing and what level are you now?
Peter says “2 years, and I am at Novice level”
Jasmine replied “I have been dancing for 1.5 years and am a novice this year.”
Q: On a scale of 1-4, would you be able to help someone with a move or steps if they were stuck? 1 being fairly useless because you don’t know the steps yourself and 4 being a dance professional
Jasmine said “I’d put myself as a 2. I don’t know that many steps but hopefully I could be some help or point people to someone who can!”
Peter said “For Latin: 1. For Ballroom: 2. For the effort I’ll put into trying to help: 4. Although, I’m looking to bump those numbers up this year!”
Q: What is your vice of choice?
Peter’s response was “84-34 HEAVY-DUTY QUICK RELEASE ENGINEERS VICE 115MM (4.1/2IN). Very affordable without compromising in quality.”
Jasmine replied “I definitely rely too much on chocolate to get me through.”
Q: What degree do you study?
Jasmine studies MORSE – Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics
Peter studies Physics
Q: Do you manage to balance your degree alongside dancing well?
Peter jokingly said “Hahahaha! You mean I’m meant to be doing a degree as well as dancing?”
Jasmine says “I probably spend a bit too much time in the MPS practising and socialising but I manage to do okay in my degree overall and I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Q: Give us your favourite dance top tip
Jasmine’s tip is “If you learn how to sell what you’re doing you can go a fair way. I have learnt from experience that even if you only know a few steps of a tango, if you pull a decent tango face it gets you places!”
Peter replied “The good Lord™ gave you beautiful knees, use those bad boys to travel further in Ballroom dances.”
Q: What is your favourite/ most entertaining memory with dancing with SUBLDS?
Peter’s memory is “It’s got to be the team dances at competitions! The atmosphere is electric, everybody is cheering on their society’s dancers and it’s great to be a part of it.”
Jasmine’s memory was “I have had so many but my favourite memory has got to be the dinner dance from this year. Being around and getting to dance with so many friends was so much fun and I also got to talk to people I hadn’t really spoken to before”
Q: What event do you look forward to this year in SUBLDS?
Jasmine replied “I’m really looking forward to going to the UEA competition in January. I didn’t get to go this past year and I have heard that it is a really great comp especially as we all get to wear open dress and there are lots of dances for everyone to do.”
Peter says “Meeting the new batch of beginners and seeing them grow.”
Q: Why should people join the society? Give us your favourite reason
Peter said “Especially starting without experience, you get to watch yourself and your new friends get better and better at something quite unlike most other societies.”
Jasmine says “SUBLDS is a great society because we have such a variety of people here but everyone is so friendly and inclusive. I have made some of my closest friends while dancing and there isn’t a better bunch of people I’d rather spend my time with.”
Fred and Ginger would like to say a massive thank you and congratulate our TC’s on the fantastic job they have done so far! We really enjoyed interviewing Peter and Jasmine and hope everyone had a good time reading what they said.
We next interviewed our Secretary and will be introducing him tomorrow!
Dolphin love x