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!

Learn more about the Alegria Contemporary Ballet Company’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.

Chromatones A Cappella

Chromatones A Cappella is an auditioned vocal performance group, that performs all of its music without the aid of musical instruments or backing tracks. Our group consists of 15-18 singers, beatboxers, rappers, and arrangers, with a variety of backgrounds and musical tastes. Our main goal is to have fun, while learning and performing challenging music with our own Chromatones twist.

Touring, recording EPs, and having tons of fun on our retreats are just a few of the many things that we do before our end of semester concerts.

Our musical styling is extremely varied, but with an emphasis on indie-alternative and RnB music, and it is all arranged within the group.

We hope to see you around Montreal at one of our many gigs!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Chromatones A Cappella in their club constitution.

Classical Music Club (CMC)

The Classical Music Club (CMC) is McGill’s central hub for classical music aficionados and musicians. Students are given the opportunity to feed their passion by attending concerts, discussing music, playing in chamber groups, and performing volunteer recitals in nursing homes and hospitals. Our club aims to cultivate a community of classical music lovers while also providing accessible ways to introduce classical music to the student body.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Classical Music Club in their club constitution.

Dance Pack

Dance Pack is a small group of about ten dancers with a variety of backgrounds in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, modern, and tap. We’re generally a hip-hop group and mostly do a blend of hip-hop and jazz styles. We hold auditions in the fall and work together as a team throughout the year so that everyone gets a chance to contribute choreography, costume, and musical ideas. We perform at various events during the year such as McGill sports games and charity events like Watercan and CASCO. We also guest perform in Urban Groove and MOSAICA’s showcases. Join Dance Pack if you love to dance, have fun, and make lifelong friends in the process!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Dance Pack in their club constitution.

Effusion A Cappella

We’re McGill’s finest a cappella ensemble! Formed over 15 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. 15 years, 3 CDs, and countless roadtrips 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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Effusion A Cappella in their club constitution.

Franc-Jeu

Franc-Jeu is the only French-speaking Theatre Club at McGill! We are a dynamic student association, bringing the francophone drama repertoire to McGill and providing you with the opportunity to play in French. We organize plays every year and host weekly workshops in a friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere. Calling for actors, directors, costume designers… Joignez-nous!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Franc-Jeu in their club constitution.

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 Kpop Club is a leisure and cultural club focused on the Korean Pop Culture, predominately Korean HipHop Music. From KPOP fans to Korean Culture enthusiasts we have something for everyone. From dance workshops to food workshops, Makeover/Photoshoots to Game Shows, and even Performances there is bound to be something you’ll be K-Raving to join!

We’ve got both a Performance Team and Executive Team to provide you the best experiences possible and give you opportunities to learn about a diff culture and a chance to meet people with similar passions! If you love dancing/singing and performing, then consider auditioning for the performance team. If you prefer the Korean culture like Food, TV Shows (K-drama, Running Man…etc), and Fashion then come join the executive team. 🙂

Learn more about the mandate and structure of K-Rave in their club constitution.

Les Muses Chorale

Les Muses Chorale is a Montreal based women’s chorus that sings an array of classical and contemporary choral music. The ensemble performs in venues across the city and plays an active role in Montreal’s classical and choral music community, collaborating with many local choirs and groups. Les Muses Chorale is dedicated to spreading a passion for music, and invites any who share a love for singing to audition and join!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Les Muses Chorales in their club constitution.

McGill Choral Society

One of the largest student groups on the McGill campus, the McGill Choral Society gives membersof 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 skill is 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 Fantasia Students Club

Fantasia McGill Students Club is a student group of the SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University). Our members and executive team are student performers who showcase our talents at charity concerts at hospitals and residences in the Montreal area. We entertain the elderly, the blind, or the terminally ill patients. Our amateur musicians from a diversity of Faculties and backgrounds share their love of music, while other talented performers sing, dance, and juggle.

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

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 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 Spoken Word Associated Youth (McSWAY)

McSWAY is a place where McGill Students (and others too!) can finally find an outlet for their inner spirit for performance poetry! Whether it’s spoken word, open mic, or simply the desire to return to the oratory tradition of poetry, McSWAY will help you realize that dream through group gatherings and workshops. There is no right or wrong when it comes to McSWAY–just a brave soul and the willingness to share your thoughts about anything. It is a safe space.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McSWAY in their club constitution.

McGill Students Tango Society

We are a student club of the SSMU (Students’ Society of McGill University) dedicated to making tango accessible to the McGill community! We offer very affordable tango classes on the McGill campus every semester taught by talented tango teachers Pooya Rowghanian and Stephanie Brisson from Montreal Gotan. Classes for Fall 2014 will be held every Thursday. The first class is free and will take place on September, the 11th! No prior experience is necessary, you’ll meet lots of great dancers!

McGill Students’ Ballroom Dance Club

Ballroom dancing is a wonderful, timeless activity that incorporates creativity, coordination, music, and teamwork! Our goal is to make ballroom dancing accessible to students who either want to learn a few steps or to meet some fellow ballroom dancers.

$20 for the semester, $5 drop in (McGill students).
$25 for the semester, $7 drop in (non-McGill students).

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

McGill Students’ Chapter of Jam for Justice

Meet like-minded students passionate about music, volunteering, and social justice! Take part in exhilarating concerts and fun social events!

Whether you are a musician looking for performance opportunities or simply a music lover looking to make some new friends, like our page to keep up to date on all upcoming events!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Chapter of Jam for Justice in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Chinese Music Society

Immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Chinese music! McGill Students Chinese Music Society is a club that focuses on bringing the artistry of traditional Chinese music to the McGill community. Whether you’re a musician traditional Chinese music or you just enjoy listening, we welcome anyone and everyone who has a passion and interest in discovering Chinese music. Together, we’ll explore Chinese music through performances and workshops, and build closer bonds through other social events!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Chinese Music Society in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Improv

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Aside from being the best club at McGill, McGill Improv is also a fun place to learn and perform the act of improvised comedy. We offer free weekly workshops for improvisors of all levels. We compete several times a year. We have more fun than anyone.

Come join us and get out of your comfort zone (or get in your comfort zone if it involves improv).

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students’ Improv in their club constitution.

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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society in their club constitution.

McGill University Photography Students’ Society (MUPSS)

The McGill University Photography Students Society, 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, admission to all workshops and contests, and discounted rates on film and paper. Darkroom membership includes all the benefits of basic membership plus access to our fully stocked black and white and color darkroom and all the included chemistry.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill University Photography Students’ Society in their club constitution.

Mosaica Dance Company

Mosaica is one of McGill’s most diverse dance companies, with dancers trained in jazz, contemporary, ballet, hip hop and tap. As McGill’s oldest arts group, Mosaica is renowned as a multifaceted group of talented and dedicated dancers, who share a passion for dance. Mosaica holds auditions for new members in September, and rehearses every week. We host a yearend show in March, to showcase the pieces we create throughout the year.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Mosaica Dance Company in their club constitution.

Raag Fusion A Cappella

When the colorful and vibrant melodies of Bollywood come together with the smooth and cool tunes of everyone’s favorite pop songs from the radio, the results are magic. Our arrangements truly showcase the subtle harmony (ha!) that can come from two seemingly unrelated songs. We pride ourselves on musical diversity while also sticking to our roots. From mixes of just two songs to medleys with nine songs, we’ve tried it all. Our mixes so far have included English, Hindi and Tamil, with potential for many more to come! Whether you’d like to come sing with us or just watch us perform, you’re bound to hear something you like!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Raag Fusion A Cappella in their club constitution.

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!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Recreational Dance Company in their club constitution

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Salseros

Are you interested in learning some new dance moves for a very good price? Do you like to dance to let off steam, meet cool people and generally have a good time? Are you interested in Latin American culture, especially dance? If so, our club is the place for you! Join us for weekly lessons, Latin socials and outings to salsa clubs around Montreal. And don’t miss out on our semi-formal ! Everyone is welcome!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Salseros in their club constitution.

Seeing Voices Montreal – SSMU

Seeing Voices Montreal’s mission is to provide educational and collaborative opportunities to build connections between D/deaf* and hearing people.​ Our vision is a D/deaf* aware and accessible community with opportunities for D/deaf* talent. We are a diverse group of volunteers ranging from native ASL users, native LSQ (Langue des signes québécoise) users, ASL students and other hard-working individuals from the Montréal D/deaf* community.

*Deaf, hard-of-hearing, orally Deaf, and deafened

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Seeing Voices Montreal – SSMU in their club constitution.

Soulstice a Cappella

Soulstice a Cappella is McGill University’s finest a cappella ensemble, comprised of vibrant, eclectic and talented students. Because we arrange all of our own music, we have the ability to perform songs from a wide variety of genres and put our “Soulstice touch” into every selection we sing.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Soulstice a Cappella in their club constitution.

SSMU Symphonic Band Club

The Symphonic Band Club is a 60-piece wind ensemble made up of students who have a passion for making music! Rehearsals are held once a week, and no auditions are required to join. The musical repertoire is diverse in style ranging from the band classics of Holst to modern pieces from movie and video game themes, and is generally at a high-school level of difficulty. We put on one concert at the end of every semester. The club also hosts many social outings throughout the year, from movie nights to Nuit Blanche.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the SSMU Symphonic Band Club in their club constitution.

Swing Kids Association

The McGill Swing Kids (MSK) is a student organized club that works to provide affordable dance lessons to students. Although the majority of our members are students, we welcome dancers of all ages and skill level. Founded in 1999, the club was created by swing dancers who wanted to share their passion by providing a fun, friendly and lively approach to swing dancing. MSK members aim to continue this mission as well as providing a launchpad to the greater swing community in Montreal. So 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!

Tashan Dance Company

Tashan Dance Company is McGill’s very first fusion dance team. The team is trained in many diverse dance styles including bollywood, hip hop, dancehall, contemporary, and more! Our goal is to use our passion and dance backgrounds to create emotionally moving and vibrant dance performances with influences from both eastern and western cultures. TDC holds dancer auditions every September, and rehearsals two times a week for performances within McGill and around the Montreal community. Tashan also holds an annual recital in March to showcase its various dance styles and diverse dancers. To learn more please visit our website.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Tashan Performing Arts in their club constitution.

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella

Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella, affectionately nicknamed TX, is McGill University’s oldest A Cappella group. As one of the university’s finest vocal groups, they pride themselves on their versatility. This group of amazing, talented, and hardworking students arrange and perform music from all different genres, ranging from jazz, hip hop, R&B, and pop.

They perform at benefit events and fundraisers, private functions, celebrations, weddings, bookstores, and on the streets; just about anywhere people will let them sing!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Tonal Ecstasy A Cappella in their club constitution.

Urban Groove Dance Project

Urban Groove was formed in 2003 at McGill by a group of people who shared their love and passion for hip-hop dance. Today, UG consists of 30 dancers from many different backgrounds, mastering styles from breaking, contemporary, and jazz all while, fostering a strong sense of artistry, family, and dedication.

UG has come to establish a reputation that has gone beyond McGill and into the wider Montreal community. Apart from our shows, which consist of a year-end show in March, and a winter showcase in December, UG also performs at charity and athletic events, parties, and competitions. Our other activities include hosting dance workshops and classes and participating in charity fundraisers such as the Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure, to name a few.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Urban Groove Dance Project in their club constitution.