Indian Dance Crash Course

(Niyuktha Baby (Secretary))

"MU Indian Society proudly presents Indian Dance Crash Course! MU Indian Society cordially invites you all to participate in a five week Indian dance crash course. The crash course will be conducted by the an experienced and well-known Indian dance instructor in Ireland. Dharmendra (many of you may know him) from Dharmendra Bollywood Dance School will be teaching this course over the five weeks; splitting it into 3 weeks of Bollywood dancing and 2 weeks of Bhangra. He is a fantastic artist and he will cater to all levels of dancing. We want every one of you to be able to attend this amazing crash course; therefore this activity is open to all students regardless of whether you are an Indian Society member or not. We want everyone to make their best out of this course and their time in university. Places are limited and they are given on a first come first serve basis! There is a fee associated with the course, and it is as follows:     MU Indian Soc Members €3 each week (€15 FOR 5 WEEKS) and Non-Members €5 each week (€25 FOR 5 WEEKS). Since the course is for 5 weeks, you have the option to pay all at once in the beginning or as a recurring payment of €3 or €5 (whichever applies to you) for 5 weeks. The dance crash course will start on 19th November 2020 at 6:30pm on Zoom. It will be on every consecutive Thursday until the 17th of December 2020. If there are any changes, registered participants will be informed. If you are interested, please fill the form attached below and contact us at indian@mulife.ie for payment methods and details. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zPVUFDW7hUa72YYh_YBVyZTwOaV554VItBZ_SQm7QZhUMkYzUkowWkZTMjFFRDk3MkE1SVlKQjJPWS4u You will only be provided with the ZOOM link once you are registered and we have received your payment. We sincerely hope that this will be an unique experience for all of you and you get a very good insight into Indian Dancing! Please be minded that places are limited and places are given on a first come first serve basis! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are so excited to deliver an experience like this to you. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact us through our email or our social media [Instagram: mu_indiansoc & Facebook: @muindiansoc - https://www.facebook.com/muindiansoc/].Thank you so much!"

Event Reflection

(Jonathan O'Carroll (Campaign & Events))

"Hey Everyone, On the Friday the 13th November, Pride and Anthropology Soc. set up a screening of Paris is Burning via teams and it was such a pleasant success. While only 12 people attended overall, the screening went off without a hitch, gracing us with an insight in the life of 1987 New York's most iconic ballroom queens. From the caring, reigning Pepper Lebeija of House of Lebeija, hardworking dreamer Angie Xtravaganza of House of Xtravaganza, dance icon Willie Ninja of House of Ninja, to tea-spilling queen Dorian Corey, we saw the lives of these house mothers and their children as they fought to survive cut-throat New York and made a name for themselves in a world who wanted to ignore them. From reading and shading, voguing and realness, to house mothers and chosen families, the stories shared to us left everyone feeling inspired. Following the movie, discussions of the movie led to a few participants trying to give realness in categories like "Tipperary Farmer," "80s Style" and "Anthropology Student." With the night coming to a close, members eagerly suggested vogue dancing lessons and even a Maynooth ballroom scene (if COVID lets up). Lets us know what you think! Should we have a ballroom and, like Paris Durpee, should it be called Antoinette is Burning or Ahlam is Burning? Hope ye have an amazing weekend and hope to see on our Monday Coffee Mornings (10am-12pm) and our Thursday Hangouts (6-9:30pm). Stay Safe <3!! Jonathan O'Carroll Campaign and Events Officer"

SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOP TONIGHT!

(Leah Fleming (President))

"Hey everybody! Leah here, your Dance Society President! How are we all? We hope you're enjoying your week and your time here at Dance Soc so far, you have all been amazing attributes to our society so far and we cannot wait to meet you guys in person in the near future! If anyone needs to chat at any stage or if they are finding it difficult, we are hoping to set up a support session every weekend, where we can all come together as a community to chat, meet new people, share ideas, and have some fun. Would you guys be interested? Let us know! If you haven't seen yet, we are delighted to announce that we are hosting a very special guest workshop tonight at 7PM. The amazingly talented Jessie Thompson will be joining us for an Experimental class! This is a huge opportunity for you all to come along and learn something new, Experimental is what you make it, there is no right or wrong! A little bit about Jessie:Jessie Thompson is a dance Artist from Dublin Ireland,Specialising in experimental and hip hop. After starting to dance in Dublin from the young age of 11, Jessie began to travel to train with professionals and studios in La,London, Poland and studied Classical in an established school in Ireland for two years aswell as hip hop for 4 years,to then go on and perform with company’s such as Boardgame, Fly dance company and was further asked to choreograph for festivals like Snap Barcelona, Dance2Connect. Jessie has choreographed and danced for numerous Irish artists including Gemma dunleavy,Wild Youth and Loah, and abroad, with Chris Lee in China for the New Year Gala Tv Show and with Crying out loud Company in Belfast Arts Festival 2020. Currently Jessie is teaching a lot around Ireland and working on her new founded event BattleofZen fusing all styles together to create a stronger community of dance in Ireland’s younger generation.BOOK NOW! "

Clubs and Socs Training 2 November 2020

(Adam O'Carroll (Secretary))

"Maynooth SVP Society attended the most recent Clubs and Socs Training session on November 2 concerning how clubs and societies can continue to best adapt and manage the following issues for this semester: 1. Training - How to improve the Virtual Fair Visits experience - Contacting all Pending memberships of each society - Covid officer training - Developmental meetings 2. Funding (spending capitation) - Core capitation funding list - 25% can be requested to be drawn down from MU Life - Clubs and Societies Credit Card - University approved suppliers - Membership payments will be lodged to the society's bank account - Bank mandates - Access to bank for change if signatories - Good time to upgrade gear/equipment etc. 100% Capitation can be spent on kit. 3. Engagement - MU Life Discussion Facility - let the Clubs and Socs Office know if there is anything that our society want to discuss - Clubs and Societies Awards - take a look at the Awards Page on MU Life. See what's required and keep it in mind when we are planning our upcoming events - Engaging - Members, Departments, other Universities, other societies in collaboration events - Courses - coaching, etc. 4. Open Day(s) - 27 & 28 November 2020 - Friday 27 November for non-academic side of university - MU Life Fairs Day Stands will be used - No live committee required to man Stands - Ensure that all Clubs/Socs pages have no offensive information - Clubs/Societies to be available between 10 am & 2 pm to respond to emails - Budget Points for the society helping out with Open Day"

Clubs and Socs Training 2 Nov 2020

(Adam O'Carroll)

"FLAC Society attended the most recent Clubs and Socs Training session on November 2 concerning how clubs and societies can continue to best adapt and manage the following issues for this semester:1. Training- How to improve the Virtual Fair Visits experience- Contacting all Pending memberships of each society- Covid officer training- Developmental meetings2. Funding (spending capitation)- Core capitation funding list- 25% can be requested to be drawn down from MU Life- Clubs and Societies Credit Card- University approved suppliers- Membership payments will be lodged to the society's bank account- Bank mandates- Access to bank for change if signatories- Good time to upgrade gear/equipment etc. 100% Capitation can be spent on kit.3. Engagement- MU Life Discussion Facility - let the Clubs and Socs Office know if there is anything that our society want to discuss- Clubs and Societies Awards - take a look at the Awards Page on MU Life. See what's required and keep it in mind when we are planning our upcoming events- Engaging - Members, Departments, other Universities, other societies in collaboration eventsCourses - coaching, etc.4. Open Day(s) - 27 & 28 November 2020- Friday 27 November for non-academic side of university- MU Life Fairs Day Stands will be used- No live committee required to man Stands- Ensure that all Clubs/Socs pages have no offensive information- Clubs/Societies to be available between 10 am & 2 pm to respond to emails- Budget Points for the society helping out with Open Day"

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