Spring 2017 Graduation Dance

Dancing Illini Spring 2017 Graduation Dance

Please join us for pizza and a night of dancing in celebration of the culmination of the Spring 2017 dance class.

If you would like to join us, please follow the link below and RSVP by Wednesday, April 26th

Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/lZiztowKblo27wbK2 

Event Schedule and Information

  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Pizza

Location: Rosati’s Pizza 701 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801

Pizza and Drinks will be provided.

  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm –  Dancing Illini’s Spring 2017 Graduation Dance

Location: The Regent Ballroom 1406 Regency Dr. W, Savoy, IL 61874 

Admission to Regent is regularly $10, but the club is providing 1/2 off the admission fee for enrolled students. 

Note: The Regent is cash only 

More information about the Regent can be found here:

http://regentballroom.com/home/2712732

There is a dress code, business casual and semi-formal attired is mandatory. 

We hope to see you there!

Fall 2016 Graduation Party!

It’s time for the Fall 2016 Graduation Party!

This is when we enjoy a lovely pizza dinner together and then go dancing at the Regent! Here is what you need to know:

  • Dinner starts at 6:00 pm Friday, November 11 at Rosati’s (701 S Gregory St, Urbana), pizza and soda will be on us.
  • With hunger abated, we’ll start heading to the Regent Ballroom (1406 Regency Dr W, Savoy), where the dance begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cover at the Regent is $10 (we will cover $5 of that for you). Dress code is ‘Evening Casual’ – no jeans. Rides can also be arranged by when you RSVP below.
  • Details about the Regent can be found at: http://regentballroom.com/dances-events/2724913

Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to order and so we can arrange rides.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Fall 2016 Masquerade Ball

Come and celebrate the Halloween Weekend with us by dancing in the grandest and most splendid ballroom attire you can find! We will be hosting a MASQUERADE BALL on 10/29 at the Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C. Admission is FREE! Light refreshment will be served! And it’s on campus! Ballroom costumes with masks are highly encouraged. If you don’t have a mask, no problem, we’ll provide you with one (it just won’t be as awesome as the mask above). Also, bring your friends along too, the more the merrier!

Theme: Masquerade Ball  

Date: Saturday, October 29

Time: 7 pm – Midnight

Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C

Admission: FREE 

Costume: A mask and your grandest ballroom attire

Summer 2017 Graduation Party

It’s time for the Summer 2017 Graduation Party!

This is when we enjoy a lovely pizza dinner together and then head out dancing at the Regent! Here is what you need to know:

  • Dinner is from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Friday, August 4 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 is from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Cover at the Regent is $10 cash only (we will cover $5 of that for you). Dress code is ‘Evening Casual’ – no jeans. Rides can also be arranged by when you RSVP.
  • Details about the Regent can be found at: http://regentballroom.com/dances-events/2724913

Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to order and so we can arrange rides.

Looking forward to seeing you all there…but seriously, FREE PIZZA!!!

Fall Open House 2016

Not sure if you want to take a dance course? This is a FREE way to find out more (and you can have some lovely FREE food and beverages while you try it out).

Where: Illini Union Ballroom

When: Thursday, August 25

Time: 7:30 pm

What else: Do you want to sign up for Fall classes? Sign up during the Open house and get $5 off!

4th of July 2016

4th of July Party 2016

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

When:  Monday, July 4th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. (You may want to leave by 8:30 p.m. if you want to see the fireworks in Champaign)

What:

  • It’s a BBQ and potluck party for dancers and family so the more the merrier. We encourage you to bring a friend and/or family along to eat, chat, dance, or cool your feet in the stream and waterfall.
  • The club will provide beef burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, brats, buns, table service, and soda and juice. Contributions in terms of side dishes, salads, desserts, and other drinks are welcome.
  • Also, there will be some lawn chairs but please bring your own seating if possible. Some party games are also welcome.

Where:       The home of Janice Vidovic at

1303 E. Scovill Street, Urbana.

1/2 block west of the Meijers store in Urbana (just west of Philo Rd. on Scovill.)

Feel free to call Ron 217-778-6386, 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!

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.