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

Full Spring Schedule

Sunday

Date Location Beginner (5:00-6:30pm) Intermediate (6:45-8:00pm) Bonus (8:15-9:15pm)
FEB 8 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa West Coast Swing
FEB 15 YMCA Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa West Coast Swing
FEB 22 Illini Union Room A Waltz/Swing Waltz/Swing West Coast Swing
MAR 1 Ballroom Waltz/Swing Waltz/Swing West Coast Swing
MAR 8 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Cha-Cha/Salsa West Coast Swing
MAR 15 YMCA Cha-Cha/Salsa Cha-Cha/Salsa West Coast Swing
MAR 29 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Nightclub Two-Step/Swing West Coast Swing
APR 5 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Nightclub Two-Step/Swing West Coast Swing
APR 12 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Waltz/Cha-Cha West Coast Swing
APR 19 Illini Union Room B Waltz/Cha-Cha Waltz/Cha-Cha West Coast Swing
APR 26 Ballroom Polka/Rumba/Triple Swing Something fun! West Coast Swing

Thursday

Date Location Beginner (6:00-7:30pm) (Workshop 7:30-8:00pm)
FEB 12 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Contra
FEB 19 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Contra
FEB 26 Illini Union Rooms A+B Waltz/Swing Blues
MAR 5 YMCA Waltz/Swing Blues
MAR 12 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Blues
MAR 19 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Frame/Form
APR 2 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Rueda
APR 9 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Rueda
APR 16 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Rueda
APR 23 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Rueda
APR 30 Ballroom Polka/Rumba/Triple Swing Rueda

Spring 2015 Open House Dance

It’s 2015 everyone! Time for the Spring 2015 Open House Dance!

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

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To this:

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When? Thursday, January 29

Beginner class from 7:30-8:30, Open dance from 8:30-10:00

Where? Illini Union Room A+B

Why? Because you’re worth it

Will there be free admission, food, and drinks? Of course. That’s how we roll.

Spring 2015 Courses

Course Day/Time Dances
Beginner Social Dance Course (no experience required) Sunday 5:00-6:30pm and/or Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, and Waltz
Intermediate Social Dance Course (experience required) Sundays 6:45-8:00pm Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, and Waltz
Bonus Dance Course (experience required) Sundays 8:15-9:15pm West Coast Swing, Bachata
Workshops (no experience required) Thursdays 7:30-8:00pm 1st five weeks will be a variety of dances, 2nd six weeks will be Rueda
Free Open Practice (no experience required) Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm Will cover the dances taught that week

Courses meet at the Illini Union Ballroom (second floor), on Green between Wright and Matthews in Urbana. There is no need to pre-register. No partner required. A $45 membership (or $50 membership if non-UIUC or $35 for returning students) includes any and all 11-week courses. Bring a friend and get $5 off each. Please be prepared to pay (cash, check, or credit cards) at the start of the first class (February 8 or 12) or at our Open House Dance

Courses begin February 8, 2015 and run for 11 weeks. We will not meet during the week of Spring Break (March 21-March 30).

Location: Illini Union Ballroom, 2nd Floor of the Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL)

Questions? Check out the FAQ! If you can’t find your answer there, email us: dancing@illinois.edu.

Pizza and Dance Party

At the end of our dance course, we always have “Graduation Party” for our students. Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to preorder.
Dinner starts at 6:00 Friday, November 14 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 $9 (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.
 
Details about the Regent can be found at: http://www.regentballroom.net/public-dances/
But seriously, FREE PIZZA!!!
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