If you’ve been looking for a place to dance, or if you’ve ever had an interest in learning hip hop, dancehall, contemporary, or a number of other styles, you’ll want to check out Full Sail’s new IntenCity Dance Club. Since last summer, the group has given students and faculty members the opportunity to meet for free dance classes.
IntenCity meets once a week at the nearby Center for Contemporary for Dance, where in exchange for members volunteering their services, the club is allowed to use studio space for free. An additional benefit to this volunteering, according to Aryana Joy Roberts, a Film student and one of the club’s co-founders, is that it has given several students the chance to gain experience in their chosen fields, including videography, social media, graphic design, and show production.
“IntenCity is unique in it being the first established performing arts/athletic-based Full Sail club,” says Christa Evans, the club’s faculty advisor. “They’ve even gone a step further and adopted a charity [the Center for Contemporary Dance] and established a mutually beneficial partnership with them.”
Members can volunteer and take weekly dance classes for fun, but if they’re more serious about dance, the club holds auditions to form smaller groups that perform at various events, including the recent Rage on the Runway Fashion Show and the 2013 Full Sail’s Got Talent showcase. In the future, the club hopes to host their own IntenCity Dance Showcase, but right now, they’re just focused on getting their name out there as Full Sail’s go-to Dance Group.
“If a fellow student needs dancers for a performance, we want them to think to contact us first,” says Aundrea Parsons, an Entertainment Business Master’s student and the club’s current president.
Students interested in the IntenCity Dance Club can join via Connect or by requesting access to the group’s Facebook page.
“I think our club is a fun, wacky bunch who share a love for dance,” says Aundrea. “I love that we’re from all over the world, from all different backgrounds, and that we’re able to provide students at Full Sail a fun outlet from our crazy day-to-day lives.”