Your alarm shatters your slumber at 9:30 a.m. and you lethargically reach over to hit the snooze button for the second time in a row that morning. After cherishing those additional seven minutes of sleep, you realize that you have no choice but to rip yourself out of bed and prepare for the busy day ahead. With only 20 minutes until class begins, you find that you’re only option is to grab the quickest and most convenient garments. There seems to be an ongoing battle every morning between staying in bed to sleep a little longer and spending a decent amount of time getting ready.
Regardless of which gym you attend, the typical scenery remains: metal is lifted, legs run laps, feet quickly pedal and rond de jambe a terre occurs at the barre.
For the groups of dancers that regularly fill the upstairs practice rooms of Ramsey’s Health and Wellness Center, spot-on pirouettes and develepe leaps across the floor constitute an ordinary evening at the gym.
Beyond weight training and workout classes, an array of technical dance styles are taught at Ramsey that many people are unaware of, as it is a rarity for a gym to offer a dance scene. Many of them began a few years ago, thanks to Skylar Russell and her sister, Taylor.
The urge to eat everything in the dining hall is overwhelming at times. Movies about college life have dedicated whole scenes to showcasing how plentiful and popular the dining halls are to the students. We can all relate to the scene in “Animal House” when John Belushi’s character piles on hamburgers, cakes, donuts and other gastronomical atrocities onto his platter. But eating at UGA’s dining halls is more than the quantity of food: there are social, financial and personal aspects that make choosing between being on or off the meal plan a real debate.