4th of July Party 2017

The DANCING ILLINI invites you to join us for a 4th of July Party! 

When:

Tuesday, July 4th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

What:

  • A cookout – rain or shine. You’ve done this before. The grill will be ready to cook at around 5:30 pm. The club will provide buns, brats, burgers, boca burgers, fruit & veggie trays, and some non-alcoholic beverages. (Table service will also be supplied.)
  • We ALWAYS have plenty to eat; however, contributions of side dishes, salads, chips or desserts are welcome!.
  • Also, there will be some lawn chairs but please bring your own seating if possible. Some party games are also welcome.
  • We encourage you to bring your friends and family along. It’s a party, so the more the merrier.

Where:

The home of Marie Sue and Tomas Shay at 917 W Daniel, Champaign.

Feel free to call Tom 217-493-1771, if you get lost!  He gives good directions.

Note that the MTD will NOT be running that day! (So let us know if you need a ride and we will try to arrange rides with those who drive)

RSVP HERE. You can also contact dancing@illinios.edu if you have questions.

Hope to see you there!

Free Pizza and $5 Dance

Time for our “Graduation Party” for our students. Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to preorder.
Dinner starts at 6:00 Friday, April 24 at Rosati’s (701 S Gregory St, Urbana), pizza and soda will be on us. Once we’re all stuffed with food, we’ll start heading to the Regent Ballroom (1406 Regency Dr W, Savoy), where dance starts at 8:00, to dance off all the food. Cover at the Regent is $10 (we will cover $5 of that for you).
Desert will also be provided at the Regent. Dress code for the Regent is evening casual – no jeans. Rides can also be arranged by emailing dancing@illinois.edu.
Details about the Regent can be found at: http://www.regentballroom.net/public-dances/
But seriously, FREE PIZZA!!!
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Happily Ever After Dance

This year’s most magical social dance will be on April 18 at the Channing Murray Foundation. Admission is FREE, food and drinks (nonalcoholic) will be served, donations are welcomed, and it will be on campus. There will also be a free 30-minute free club tango class with CU Tango starting at 8:00 and the dance will start at 8:30. Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier. Dress as your favorite fairy tale character!!!

 

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2014

Time: 8pm – 8:30pm class, dance begins at 8:30

Admission: FREE! Bring your friends!

Location: Channing Murray Foundation

 

Officer Positions

List of Positions

A. President.

The president is responsible for chairing the DI governing body and for facilitating the continued smooth running of administrative efforts. The president shall offer support and guidance to the other officers and chairs and attempt to further club interests in the community.

B. Vice President.

The Vice President shall assume the powers and responsibilities of the President in the event of the President’s absence or incapacity. The vice president shall also provide administrative support as needed to other members of the DI governing body and will facilitate the continued welfare of the club. If there is no social chair the Vice President shall coordinate the duties of the social chair and/or appoint event specific minions.

C. Treasurer.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for all financial matters relating to Dancing Illini business. With input from the other officers and chairpersons, the treasurer shall develop and maintain a club budget and be responsible for club adherence to it.

D. Secretary.

The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining a schedule for the DI governing body. This includes scheduling and announcing General meetings, officers’ meetings, votes, and coordinating the official documentation from all meetings. The secretary shall also be responsible for offering various administrative supports, including keeping track of all the space requests. If there is no PR chair the secretary shall coordinate or assume the PR chair duties.

E. Education Chair.

The Education Chair shall be responsible for all aspects of organizing dance classes and practices, manage space requests, and for setting a course curriculum based on decisions made jointly by the officers and chairpersons. The Education Chair shall also be responsible for all aspects of Dancing Illini workshops on and off of campus. The education chair shall offer support to the other officers and if there is no teaching chair the education chair shall coordinate or assume the teaching chair duties.

F. Social Chair.

The Social Chair shall be responsible providing dance and non-dance social activities for the club. The Social Chair is also responsible for maintaining the DI music library. The Social Chair shall offer support to the other officers when needed.

G. Public Relations Chair.

The Public Relations Chair (PR Chair) is responsible for items that involve the interaction between the Dancing Illini (DI) and the general public. This includes creating and facilitating publicity campaigns for club activities and responding to club emails. The PR chair shall offer support to the other officers and if there is no secretary the PR chair shall coordinate or assume the secretary duties.

H. Teaching Chair.

The Teaching Chair shall be responsible for training and recruitment of Dancing Illini instructors and TA’s. The teaching chair shall also conduct course surveys to evaluate DI course and instructor efficacy. The teaching chair shall offer support to the other officers, and if there is no education chair the teaching chair shall coordinate or assume the education chair duties.

I. Webmaster

The webmaster shall maintain and update the official DI website.

J. Car-pool Coordinator

The car-pool coordinator shall facilitate communication between club members for rides to club events.

K. Partnership Chair

Partnership Chair creates partnerships with other existing dance clubs on campus so that Dancing Illini Club can work with them for dance workshops as well as encouraging their members to join our Club. Partnership Chair is responsible for promoting outreach events involving advertising on the webite, co-hosting events with other dance clubs and encouraging people who are not in the dance community to join.

L. Music Coordinator

Music Coordinator updates and maintains the Dancing Illini music library, which includes the physical hard drive and the Spotify account.

M. Social Network Chair

Social Network Chair shall be responsible for the Dancing Illini social network accounts and postings, such as Facebook and Twitter. The Social Network Chair shall assist and back up the PR Chair when needed.

N. General Officers

General officers act as a supporting role to all officers when needed.

Becoming an Officer

Becoming an Officer

If you are interested in becoming an officer of the Dancing Illini, please contact us at dancing@illinois.edu. In general, the officers are elected for a period of one year each spring, they make it happen. If you want to help out, we often have openings. The available positions are listed below. There are several benefits for becoming an officer of the Dancing Illini,

    1. Take classes for free
    2. Get a chance to learn to organize classes and possibly instruct classes
    3. Get to know other dance groups and communities in and around Urbana-Champaign
    4. Get a free Dancing Illini polo shirt
    5. Meet new people and make some lasting friendships.

Spring 2017 Elections

We’ve agreed on the following dates for the elections:
3/11 – 4/2: Sign-ups for officer positions. Please email dancing@illinois.edu with subject line “Officer Application 2017: Your name” and the following information.

  1. Your name
  2. Position you are running for
  3. A picture of yourself
  4. A quick blurb about why you want this position and tell us if you have any prior relevant experience that will help this position. It’s also fine if you don’t have experience

4/3 – 4/6: Voting Period
4/9: New Officers Announced
4/13: Change-over starts

To sign up to be on the ballot, you’ll have to provide a photo and a short blurb on why you want to be in that position. Positions that will require an illinois.edu email will be President, Treasurer, and Webmaster.

2014 Dance Schedule

January 30 – Open House Dance
Illini Room B, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
7:30 – 8:00    Free Beginner Class
8:00 – 10:00  Dance

March 15 – St. Patrick’s Day Dance
Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana
8:00 – 8:30    Free Beginner Foxtrot
8:30 – 11:00  Dance

April 12 – Black & White Dance
Illini Union Room C, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
8:00 – 8:30    Free Beginner Tango
8:30 – 11:00  Dance

August 28 – Open House Dance
Illini Room A+B, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
7:30 – 8:00    Free Beginner Class
8:00 – 10:00  Dance

October 11 – Fall Dance
Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana
8:00 – 8:30    Free Beginner Rumba
8:30 – 11:00  Dance

November 1 – Halloween Dance
Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana
8:00 – 8:30    Free Beginner TBD
8:30 – 11:00  Dance

Email List

To subscribe use the form at https://lists.illinois.edu/lists/subscribe/dancing-official-l. To unsubscribe use https://lists.illinois.edu/lists/sigrequest/dancing-official-l. To confirm your identity and prevent third parties from subscribing you to a list against your will, an e-mail message with a confirmation code will be sent to the address you specify in the form. Simply wait for this message to arrive, then follow the instructions to confirm the operation.

Posting to the official list is restricted to officers only for getting out important information about Dancing Illini classes and other official activities.

The list archive is http://groups.google.com/group/dancing-illini

St. Patrick’s Day Dance 2015

This year’s first social dance will be on March 7 at the Channing Murray Foundation. Admission is FREE, food and drinks (nonalcoholic) will be served, donations are welcomed, and it will be on campus. There will also be a free 30-minute free swing class starting at 8:00 and the dance will start at 8:30. Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier. Don’t forget to wear green!

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Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 8pm – 8:30pm class, dance begins at 8:30

Admission: FREE! Bring your friends!

Location: Channing Murray Foundation