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Gael Dancers


Founded in 1998, an entertainment group that prepares dance routines for performances at Iona’s 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 Mulcahy Madness, Homecoming and Pep Rally. Dance members travels 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 on Tuesdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Thursdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and Sundays 5 pm – 8 pm. 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: TBA
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.
 

Executive Board:

President/Captain: Alisa Tarsa
Vice President/Co Captain: TBA
Secretary: TBA
Treasurer: TBA
Event Coordinator: TBA
 
Positions will be filled at auditions. Feel free to express any interest in one of the spots available.