Social dance is about community. I want to put in an effort to make people feel good about the group and to create a feeling of camaraderie. I want people to join, have fun; to feel in charge. This is a formative, fun thing to do. It’s an important part of socializing, of the human experience – you are part of our group, you’re part of our group and you deserve to be treated with the same respect regardless of how you’re dressed and how well you do.
Is there a dance community on campus? If so, what is it like?
My students seem to be good at dancing and I’m happy to have them. They’re also good at working with others in our dance team and we’ve got a really solid mix of dancers. We have a good rapport with our dance team, we’re a pretty close-knit community, and I love what we’ve built!
How can you help make it work?
We need to be more efficient and more accessible for anyone wanting to help out. This can include finding locations for classes that would suit the needs of the students, making an app to take online, etc. The more people who understand and practice dancing and socializing, the better.
What’s it like for students to be on campus with some of the best dancers in the world?
All of the students at the Dillard/Riverside Institute are amazing: they’re amazing and they practice their dancing the same way. I don’t think they deserve the credit they’re getting (or how they’ve treated me). Everyone on campus is incredible, and it’s awesome to see someone like me have the privilege of being able to meet and learn from some amazing people. You’re also not the only one dancing with those types of people. There are some awesome, inspiring women out there and I’m really glad that we’re able to have such a great group of dancers in our program.
When can a student apply if they want to join the dance group?
For summer semester – no applications are accepted for the dance team. Please contact our Dance Team coordinator for more information.
Can students who’ve been with the dance team for more than two years take on a more permanent position in the dance team?
Yes, students can apply for the position of team director, which will allow you to be involved in helping shape future members to become more competent.
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