Athletic N.A.R.P’s

By Joseph Wells

Staff Writer

Looking to be more athletically involved on campus? Well look no further. DeSales offers a wide variety of intramural sports and clubs to join. Intramural clubs are a great way to stay physically active and have fun while doing it. Some of these many options on campus include the swing club and zumba.

The swing club is a pairs dancing club that focuses on giving students the opportunity to learn to swing dance. It is also a great way to get out and meet new people on campus. The club meets weekly in the Kender room of McShea from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“The [swing] club appeals to anyone looking for a way to have fun dancing with others, learn and teach different styles of dance and just relax and get some exercise,” said Harry Reed, “You don’t need to be a dance major to enjoy the club. All levels of experience are welcome.”

Zumba is a an aerobic fitness program that incorporates a style of Latin music and dances. It gives students a fun and interactive way to work on their cardio base. Most people who attend the zumba class are not dance majors, but it is very common to see people attend the classes on a weekly basis. Classes take place in the aerobics room of Billera Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Zumba is a great way to gain a sense of rhythm, and it is an overall good time. People have a lot of fun dancing and interacting with others around them,” said zumba instructor, Kelly Angelucci.

Other clubs on campus include the outdoor adventure club, cheerleading, ice hockey, rugby, equestrian team and irish dance club.

The outdoor adventure club (OAC) aims to encourage people to come to DeSales and share their own experiences, as well as take part in activities that bond students together. The OAC meets on Wednesdays in the Kender room of McShea starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Jude Luckenbill at

C h e e r l e a d i n g cheers at Men’s home basketball games and occasionally participates in competitions. For more information contact Alexis Freedman at

DeSales ice hockey team competes against other colleges, and is available to people of all levels of experience, personal equipment is required. For more information on ice hockey, visit DeSales CollegiateLink, and contact ice hockey on their page.

Rugby is a Division III sport that competes against other colleges. The club is open to everyone, and values a strong brotherhood and sisterhood. For more information on men’s rugby, visit DeSales CollegiateLink and contact men’s rugby team page. For more information on women’s rugby, contact Kaitlyn Mills at

Equestrian team is for those who enjoy or are interested in horseback riding. They also compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. For more information contact Mariana Aversa at ma8050@

The Irish dance club provides a social and educational outlet for students to learn the art of Irish dance. The club meets on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in McShea. For more information contact Caroline Accurso at

Make sure to go out and take advantage of all the amazing opportunities offered at DeSales. It is a great way to potentially meet new people and be more involved in the DeSales community.

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