IONA

Gael Dancers


Founded in 1998, an entertainment group that prepares dance routines for performances at Iona’s sporting and social events. The Gael Dancers consists of 20 talented dancers with various dance backgrounds. The team performs at all men and women home basketball games as well as other events on campus including Maroon Madness, Homecoming, and Pep Rally. Dance members travel with the basketball teams to the MAAC Tournament at the end of the season in March. The team practices three times a week perfecting dance routines with their coach and captains. The dance routines can be described as jazz funk, a style of jazz technique, and hip-hop combined. The members also dedicate time participating in service projects supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention.
 

Highlights:

Perform at all home basketball games and MAAC Tournament
Co-Sponsor Pre-Game Receptions
Breast Cancer Walk

Tree- Lighting Performance

Maroon Madness Performance
Participate in fundraising and community service
 

Practices:

The dance team practices three times a week:
  • Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sundays 5:00pm – 8:00pm 
Additional practices may be required before performances.
 

Tryouts:

The Iona College Dance Team is looking for talented dancers with a lot of school spirit!
Date: September 6, 2014
Location: Dance Studio
 

Requirements:

Experience in Jazz, Hip-Hop and Technical skills (Tumbling is a plus)
Ability to pick up material quickly
Commitment and dedication to the team
A skill that showcases flexibility
Enthusiasm and energy
 
Dancers auditioning should wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothes. Choreography will be taught on the day of auditions and dancers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a freestyle round. Bring water and, most importantly, energy!
 

Contact:

If you have any questions about the team or tryouts, please contact Danielle Conti, Coach of Iona College Dance Team, or Captains Alyssa Picinich or Nicole Ciminera.
 

Executive Board:

President/Captain: Alyssa Picinich & Nicole Ciminera
Vice President/Co Captain: Nicole Gallagher
Secretary: Nicole Molfetas
Treasurer: Roseanne Lesser
Event Coordinator: Brianna Gallant
 
Positions are filled at auditions. Any team member may express interest in one of the spots available.