About Us

Founded in 1994, the MIT Dance Troupe is the largest dance organization at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are a student-run group dedicated to bringing a variety of dance style to everyone in the MIT community, regardless of level. Every semester, we offer various dance classes to our members and produce one full length concert. Our concerts are some of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events on campus. If you encounter difficulties in doing so, please contact the DT secretary (visit officers page).

Membership

Membership is open to everyone, regardless of experience level. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, staff, and anyone else in the area interested in dance. Membership dues are $15 per semester. Paying dues allows members to take unlimited Dance Troupe classes and participate in the concert. (Concert participation also depends on audition.)

Officers

Dance Troupe is run entirely by a group of student officers, all of whom are elected by the members of Dance Troupe. Officers for all positions except Vice President are elected at the end of the spring semester. Vice President is elected at the end of the fall semester. Officer terms are one year (two semesters), and there are no term limits. To contact officers, email dt-officers@mit.edu. Current officers may be found on the officers page

Classes

Dance Troupe offers classes of different styles and levels to all of its members throughout the year. No audition or experience is required to attend classes. To see the class schedule, click on the “classes” link at the top of the page.

Concert

Dance Troupe produces one concert every semester, usually with five shows over the course of one weekend. Our concerts are made up entirely of dances choreographed by students, and often include dance styles such as hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, modern, and more. All members who want to be in the concert must audition. Auditions take place at the beginning of each semester. Members may participate in anywhere from one to four dances, with roughly one to two hours of rehearsal expected weekly per dance. In addition to rehearsals, dancers must attend First Showings and Second Showings (two run-throughs of the concert) and Production Week. Prod Week takes place the week before the concert and involves several dress rehearsals. For more information about auditions, the rehearsal schedule, or the concert, click on the links at the left of the page.

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