Fine Art, Dance, and Performance Clubs

Fine Art, Dance, and Performance Clubs

Fine Art, Dance, and Performance Clubs

Learn to draw, show off your vocals, or steal the show with your dance moves!

Alegria Contemporary Ballet Company

Alegria is McGill’s first and only contemporary ballet company, founded on the goal of incorporating ballet technique into innovative contemporary dance. In addition to performing showcases throughout the year, Alegria offers drop-in classes in various styles of dance once a month as well as tickets to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens performances at a 40% discount. Our aim is to bring ballet culture to campus!

Chromatones A Cappella

Chromatones is McGill’s freshest A Cappella group, aimed at creating a safe and welcoming environment for its members to explore their love and talent for music and vocal performance. Our repertoire is constantly growing and evolving to reflect the unique styles of our members, and to push ourselves to become the best that we can be. With genres from Rock to R&B, Pop to Jazz, and everything in between, you can find us performing at events on McGill campus, around Montreal, or at one of our end-of-semester concerts!

Classical Music Club (CMC)

If you’re a lover of classical music, you’ve come to the right place.

McGill Students’ Classical Music Club finds you student-affordable tickets for exciting concerts you can experience with fellow aficionados.

If you crave to jam with other students, we can group you with other talented musicians in our Chamber Music Group!

Want to show off your skill? We also provide recitals and other performance opportunities so you can proudly display your artistry.

Dsign Lab

Dsign Lab aims to spark discussions around the fashion industry and its future through its blog with an emphasis on sustainability and ethics. More than that, we make sure to provide a creative platform for students to explore their ideas and designer instinct. So, if you feel inspired, join us to write a post sharing your thoughts on the latest fashion controverse, visit with us fashion exhibits or attend one of our sewing classes. We are excited to meet you!

Effusion A Cappella

We’re McGill’s finest a cappella ensemble! Formed over 20 years ago, Effusion started off a small and humble group of musicians who laid a foundation of soul haunting repertoire and mind-numbing good looks for future generations to build on. 20 years, 3 CDs, and countless road-trips and weekend retreats later, Effusion is still laughing, good-time-ing, and making sweet sweet a cappella. Effusion performs at events, soirees, dinners, festivals, and student functions in and around Montreal, QC. The group has competed in many renowned competitions such as the International Competitions of Collegiate A Cappella and the Montreal Chinese Community and Cultural Center’s Making the Band ’09, in which we placed 2nd in the ’09 Northeast division and first overall. Music sans instruments is our passion, and we draw our influences from across the musical spectrum. R&B, soul, gospel, pop, folk, rock, and jazz influences can all be heard in our repertoire.

Franc-Jeu

We are a French theatre club that organizes weekly improv workshops and a play at the end of each semester. Join us to improve your improvisation and acting skills and to meet people with the same passion as yours! You don’t need to have acted before to come to our workshops, everyone is invited!

Nous sommes un groupe francophone de théâtre de McGill. Nous organisons des ateliers d’improvisation hebdomadaire et des pièces de théâtre toutes les fins de semestres. Rejoignez nous afin d’améliorer votre jeu d’acteur et rencontrer des personnes qui aime autant le théâtre que vous! Vous n’avez pas besoin de savoir d√©j√† jouer, tout les niveaux sont acceptés!

Inertia Modern Dance Collective

Inertia Modern Dance Collective is founded on the assertion that contemporary dance is a constantly evolving art form. Participating in rehearsals and workshops, members of the company seek to contribute to the expansion of this medium through experimentation with movement and choreographic development. We believe that the creative process is just as important as the final product: our annual holiday and spring dance performances. Ideas, discussion, talented dancers and fundraising are what keep our collective strong!

Inertia Modern Dance Collective

Inertia Modern Dance Collective is founded on the assertion that contemporary dance is a constantly evolving art form. Participating in rehearsals and workshops, members of the company seek to contribute to the expansion of this medium through experimentation with movement and choreographic development. We believe that the creative process is just as important as the final product – our annual holiday and spring dance performances. Ideas, discussion, talented dancers and fundraising are what keep our collective strong!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Inertia Modern Dance Collective in their club constitution.

K-RAVE

K-RAVE is a club that aims to engage members in K-POP and Korean entertainment culture in the form of events, performances, and more! Our club consists of two sides: the performance team and regular K-RAVE events.

Our performance team is mainly dance-based, and works on covers, performances, workshops, and a year-end showcase every March. We recruit new performers in the Fall semesters, so if you think you’ve got talent for dancing, we encourage you to audition. On the other side, we have our non-performance events meant for everyone! These consist of chill hangouts, picnics, game nights, and more. No performance skills required, they are meant for everyone to enjoy!

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Les Muses Chorale

Les Muses Chorale is a choral ensemble of fun and passionate young women dedicated to performing challenging contemporary and classical choral music at a high level. Under the direction of our fabulous conductor, Gohar Manvelyan, we perform two major concerts a year alongside other exciting performance opportunities in the Montreal music scene. We have participated in the Montreal Bach Festival, the Montreal Choral Institutes Master Class, and in November 2018, we had the unique privilege of performing at Nuit Couture, the 58th Edition of the Musee des Beaux-Arts Ball. We also received 3rd place in the 2017 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. In addition to singing, we frequently spend time together at socials and on retreats to promote a positive group dynamic. We look forward to singing with you or seeing you at one of our concerts!

McGill Choral Society

One of the largest student groups on the McGill campus, the McGill Choral Society gives members of the University community the chance to explore and enjoy making music together. Each year, we perform two major classical choral works accompanied by a small orchestra and professional soloists. Our audiences range from 500 to 1000 people! In the second half of our concerts, we perform a selection of seasonal and popular music. There are no auditions and sight-reading skills are not required, but all are encouraged to give their heart and voice to the joy of making music. Through benefit concerts, the choir has raised significant funds for groups such as the McGill Aids Centre, the Farha Foundation, Sun Youth and the McGill Assault Centre, and to support research into Lou Gehrig’s disease and lymphedema.

McGill Student Street Dancers (MSSD)

The McGill Student Street Dancers (MSSD) club strives to foster a positive and inclusive community of street dancers (i.e. bboys, poppers, lockers, waackers etc.) at McGill University, at any skill level. MSSD aims to organize and provide on-campus practice sessions and street dance events, as well as connect its members to the wider Montreal dance scene.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Student Street Dancers (MSSD) in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of Jam for Justice

Jam for Justice is a non-profit organization that supports social development and well-being through music. We organize events around Montreal that highlight local and emerging talent. The money raised goes to support charities that are involved in providing musical instruments and education to young children, or to promoting music and the arts in the general Montreal community. We also coordinate Concerts for Comfort, in which we rally local artists to play a musical set at retirement homes or nearby hospitals. Our goal is to engage the McGill community by highlighting musical talent, and using music as a positive and powerful way to bring people together, while helping and fundraising for the community.

McGill Students Comedy Club

The McGill Students Comedy club is the place for McGill comics or aspiring comedians or people who just love comedy to meet up, work together on projects, bounce ideas off one another, and organize/perform stand-up comedy shows. If you like comedy you found the right place.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Comedy Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Chinese Music Society

McGill Students Chinese Music Society (MSCMS) was formed in 2013 by McGill students with a vivid passion for traditional Chinese music culture with the goal of promoting various styles of traditional Chinese music and the exchange of occidental and oriental music within the McGill community.

McGill Students’ Improv

McGill Improv is a student-run, alumni-supported improv club. We teach and perform improvised theater with workshops every Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm. All skill levels welcome, from first-timers to improv gurus. E-mail for more information!

We also perform around campus and downtown Montreal. Keep your eyes open or just listen for the thunderous applause.

If you would like for McGill Improv to perform at your next show email us at mcgillimprov@gmail.com

McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society

Whether you’re a beginner doodler or an expert artist, the McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society welcomes you! This is a community for all students who wish to develop their visual arts skills in a creative and casual space. Events are hosted weekly and include model life drawing, tutorials (beginner, intermediate, and expert), Open Sketch, watercolour and acrylic sessions, and field trips! An annual Year-End Art Show is also held near the end of the winter semester, where all members can display their artwork. Art supplies and materials are provided by the club. No previous drawing experience required and new members are always welcome!

McGill Swing Kids Association (MSK)

McGill Swing Kids (MSK) is a student-organized club that works to provide affordable swing-style dance lessons (such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jazz, Balboa – and everything in between!). Although the majority of our members are students, we welcome dancers of all ages and skill levels. We aim to share our passion for Swing by providing a fun, friendly, and lively approach to swing dancing. We also aim to provide a launchpad to the greater swing community in Montreal. Let us teach you all you need to swing like a jitterbug, join us for outings at the most swinging venues in town, and ask us for tips or school recommendations: that’s what we’re here for!

McGill University Photography Students’ Society (MUPSS)

The McGill University Photography Students Society (MUPSS), founded in 1978, is one of McGill’s oldest clubs. Today, the club offers a variety of services and resources for McGill students and the greater Montreal photographic community.

Basic membership covers equipment rental, use of our computer and film scanners during office hours, and affordable rates on film and paper. Darkroom membership includes all the benefits of basic membership plus access to our fully stocked black and white darkroom and all the included chemistry.

Mcsway Poetry Collective

Mcsway was founded on October 13, 2012 with the mission to reintroduce spoken poetry to the McGill community. We support artists of all levels and welcome everyone to our events, students and non-students alike. We are a full-status club under McGill’s Student Society, and serve both the McGill and Montreal communities. Our mission is to foster a safe(r), accessible, and inclusive space for writers and artists to build a creative community.

Montreal Di Majesty

Celebrating the culture of Punjab on McGill Campus, Montreal Di Majesty is McGill’s first and only competitive Bhangra dance team! We hold workshops, performances at events within the Montreal community and attend North American competitions.

Mosaica Dance Company

Mosaica is one of the oldest dance companies at McGill! We are an egalitarian dance company, and we welcome dancers with training in a variety of backgrounds. All company members have the opportunity to choreograph and perform in dances in our year-end showcase, as well as other performances throughout the school year!

Players’ Theatre

Players’ Theatre is committed to giving students the opportunity to create theatre. Under the guidance of our executive, students have the chance to put on a show in a variety of roles, including but not limited to: directing, stage management, performing, set design, costume design, lighting design, props design and more! We put on already published plays, as well as host the annual McGill Drama Festival, which produces six student-written plays.

Recreational Dance Company (RDC)

>Recreational Dance Company (RDC) is a dance club at McGill! We are a student group of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). It offers an opportunity where anyone can come to dance and learn a diversity of styles. There are classes a few times a week but no competitions or performances, meaning if you can’t make it, no stress! It also means there are no costs except the studio rental, keeping it affordable.

If you are a more experienced dancer, we also hold auditions each semester for our executive team. Dancers of all styles are always welcome! The executive team is responsible for choreographing and leading each class, in addition to behind the scenes planning. Outside of the execs, the club is open to anyone…no auditions! If you are looking for a recreational club where you can stay fit, make friends and just dance, then RDC is for you!

Salseros

Salseros McGill brings students affordable beginner and intermediate salsa and bachata classes, practice sessions, parties (our Latin Socials) and fabulous outings which introduce our students to the Montreal salsa scene. So if you share our passion for latin music and dance or simply want to learn some fiery moves while having fun, come join our beautiful and lively community!

School of Music Montreal (SoMM)

The School of Music Montreal (SoMM)’s mission is to promote music education equality to underserved youth. Our programs benefit local youth by providing a safe and supporting environment as well as facilitating personal growth potential through musical avenues. At SoMM, we believe that every child should have access to quality music education and we want to provide every student with a chance to learn music for free.

Soulstice a Cappella

McGill’s finest a Cappella group. Performing a wide range of music from Top 40 hits to classic Jazz standards, Soulstice is a talented and welcoming group of singers that seeks to improve the McGill and Montreal communities by sharing their love of singing for all to hear!

SSMU Symphonic Band Club

Symphonic Band is a concert band open to all McGill students who play traditional band instruments, no auditions required! We play medium difficulty band pieces and students are encouraged to set up their own small ensembles. Past repertoire has included everything from World of Warcraft to Wagner. We sharpen our pop culture knowledge with games during break time and have other non-music related activities throughout the year.

Tashan Dance Company

Tashan Dance Company is a professional dance company based in Montreal. We are a group of dancers dedicated to delivering passion, quality, and excellence to our clients and performances. Our dancers range in backgrounds including Bollywood, Hip Hop, Indian Classical, Contemporary, Bhangra, Ballet and Dancehall. Tashan’s mission is to project the fluidity of South Asian culture and the South Asian experience through dance by fusing it with other western dance styles. We embody a holistic view of what we do; we understand that everyone’s culture is different and special. Feel free to contact us on Facebook or via email!

The McGill Savoy Society

The McGill Savoy Society is a student theatre group focused on producing the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. Every winter we put on a highly produced show filled with fun songs, energetic dancing, and witty dialogue. We put a high priority on the community part of community theatre, welcoming all sorts of people and organizing great parties and other cast bonding events so that everyone can truly come together on stage!

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella is a fixture of the McGill and Montreal music scene. Founded in 1998 by a group of friends who loved to sing, TX has evolved and grown over the past two decades, and now performs not only at their biannual concerts, but also at various professional and personal events around Montreal. Composed of students in almost every faculty at McGill, Tonal Ecstasy’s members are incredibly talented when they perform individually, however, when they come together to perform as a group, their bond and collective love of music shines through their music. More than just being a joy to listen to, a TX performance is vibrant and energetic, and as much fun to watch. Although TX’s alumni are scattered around the world, they remain committed to and involved with the group. Whether they are creating arrangements for TX to perform, or travelling across the country for TX’s 20th anniversary (where over 40 alumni were present!), the alumni play a major role in helping TX be McGill’s greatest a cappella group.

Urban Groove (UG) Dance Project

United Groove (UG) was formed in 2003 at McGill by a group of students who shared a love and passion for hip-hop dance. Today, UG consists of 30 dancers from many different backgrounds, mastering styles from breaking to contemporary, all while fostering a strong sense of artistry, family, and dedication. UG has come to establish a reputation that goes beyond McGill and into the greater Montreal community. Apart from biannual shows, which consist of a Winter showcase in November and a Spring showcase in April, UG also performs at athletic events, parties, and competitions. Our other activities include hosting dance workshops and participating in charity fundraisers such as the Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure.