WELCOME TO MARIST COLLEGE DANCE ENSEMBLE What is MCDE? • Completely student run and choreographed club – Must be in dance ensemble for at least one semester in order to choreograph • Over 300 members • Variety of styles and levels • Classes meet once a week for an hour per class – 9 weeks of classes before rehearsal week • Classes run from Sunday to Thursday (5pm11pm) – Aerobic Studio (McCann) and Dance Studio (Student Center) The Dance Show • November 23rd at 4:30pm, November 24th at 2:00pm • Show will be at Poughkeepsie High School – Spring show is on campus • Rehearsal week is the week before the show, practice every night (one night off) – MANDATORY • Dress rehearsal the Friday night before the show Signing Up For Classes • Dances will be posted on our website by Wednesday • Choose dances that you like, fit your level AND that fit your schedule • Email your prospective choreographers on Friday, September 12th at 7:00pm (hint: don’t use foxmail) • Choreographers must get back to you by Saturday 10:00pm – Email the choreographer again if you do not hear back from them • If you don’t get into any dances please email club account – I will find at least 1 dance for everyone to be in What to do if I can’t make a meeting or class… • You are allowed to miss ONE meeting • You do not have to tell us you are going to miss it or why • If the meeting is at 9:30 and – You have dance at 9:00pm come after – You have dance at 10:00pm come before • Missing dance class – You can miss 2 classes, then it is up to the choreographer whether or not to ask you to leave Receiving Club Emails • • • • Email the club account [email protected] Put MCDE FALL in the “Subject” You will be put on the email list to receive club emails throughout the semester Executive Board 2014-2015 President • Oversee actions of entire club • Determine dates of activities • Choreographer auditions • Liaison between members and Marist community Deanna Clark Vice President • Priority Points – Attend 2/3 meetings and class attendance(1 point) – 3 community service opportunities or committees (1 point) • Puts together and approves music for show and works with MCTV • Approves all costume decisions • Helps with auditions and is the liaison between the choreographers and the executive board Sam Soprano Secretary • Liaison between executive board and members • Sends emails and updates to members • Go to if not receiving emails Trina Cardamone Treasurer • Responsible for financial records of the club • In charge of allocations and budget • Handles all matters regarding club expenses Alyssa Dibello Show Committee Manager • Oversees all vendors at the show • Responsible for Show Committee (PRIORITY POINT OPPORTUNITY) • In charge of apparel and ticket sales • Apparel sale dates: Oct. 15th, Oct. 16th, Oct. 21st Katelyn Ollhoff Apparel Fall 2014 Public Relations Manager • Publicizes the show both on campus and off campus • Creates flyers, tickets, programs and posters • Behind the Curtain Campaign (Priority Point Opportunity-sign up after the meeting!) • http://mcdebehindthecu rtain.wordpress.com/ Sam Cillo Community Service Manager • Researches and finds events for community service opportunities (PRIORITY POINT OPPORTUNITIES) • Finds organizations for the 50/50 donation Devon McCaffrey Website Manger • Creates and maintains website, Twitter and Facebook group • Website: clubs.marist.edu/dance • Twitter: @MaristDance • FB: Marist College Dance Ensemble Kristina Lanza UPCOMING EVENTS • Welcome Week! – Choreographers will be teaching parts of their dances from last semester • • • • • Wednesday 7pm- Beg/Int Contemp. Chelsea Gabriele Wednesday 8pm- Int Jazz Alyssa DiBello Thursday 7pm- Int/Adv Contemp. Deanna Clark Thursday 9pm- Adv Hip Hop Lauren Hoffman All classes will be held in the SC DANCE STUDIO Dancing to End Dating Violence • Event co-sponsored with Purple Thread • Wednesday, October 22nd 11am-1pm • Look out for more details! Family Weekend • Performance/Priority Point Opportunity • Saturday, September 27th @ 12pm-5pm • Work the Booth or Dance at the Family Weekend Country Fair • Sign up for either at the end of the meeting! Keep an eye out for more community service opportunities through out the semester!! You need THREE to get your Community Service Priority Point SIGN UP FOR CLASSES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7:00 PM TH 12 @ SEE YOU ALL ON THE WEB CLASSES START SUNDAY SEPTEMBER TH 14 !!!! Break the Ice! Get a chance to talk to board members! • Name • Hometown • Major/Minor • Dance Background • MCDE Questions?