Non-Performing Opportunities Through Orchesis

Professional Master Classes:
Twice a semester we offer very affordable master classes on either a Saturday or Sunday given by a professional teacher.  We bring a variety of teachers with a variety of styles to the Orchesis community such as jazz, modern, African and theater dance.  Past teachers have included Skip Costa, Nancy Koch and Wes Veldink.  Look for our flyers around campus to see who this semester's teachers will be!


Member (Student) Master Classes:
Virtually every weekend we offer a student taught master class at no cost to you!  Past classes have been a great way to meet other Orchesis members in a relaxed and fun dance environment and include a number of different types of dance from Graham technique to Hip-Hop.  Check your phone messages and email for specific times, dates, teachers, and locations! Make sure you are on our email and phone list so that you will get all this information!  


Dance Marathon Participation:
As the only all student-run dance group on campus, we support The Dance Marathon, hosted here at Columbia in February to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.  Last year we sponsored a dancer and did a killer “Thriller” demonstration. There will also opportunities to be a moraler and cheer the dancers on for a few hours at a time.


Backstage Show Participation:
We always are looking for stage managers and ushers for our shows and want you to help us out! If you are interested in being a stage manager, costume assistant, sound board operator, greenroom attendant, or usher please let us know!!  This is a fun way to see first hand how we put together our shows from the inside out! And you get the see the show for free!


Board Participation:
As one of the largest student groups on campus, we have assembled a dedicated board that meets once a week to maintain and further the opportunities of Orchesis.  Show your support by running for a board position, volunteering to be on the Costume or PR committee, or by simply attending one of our meetings to tell us how you feel about Orchesis.  Every meeting is open to our entire Orchesis community and we encourage your feedback so we can keep improving!