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!

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Chinese Brush Arts Club

McGill Students Chinese Brush Arts Club (MSCBAC) is a student organization at McGill University, aiming to introduce Chinese painting and calligraphy cultures on campus, provide guidance and training in the practice of Chinese fine arts, and build up multi‚Äêcultural, communicative network for brush art lovers through various events.

MSCBAC presents three types of events and activities for everyone, namely weekly events for brush art lovers, weekly painting and calligraphy workshops, as well as special events for traditional festivals. The Executive Committee (EC) dedicates in providing an open and inclusive space for all students in McGill community.

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Chromatones a Cappella

We are Chromatones A Cappella, a student-led, 16 member a cappella group at McGill University! We are one of the four groups on campus and since forming in 2012, our repertoire has been constantly evolving to reflect the unique styles of our members. We rehearse songs of all genres which are arranged by current and past members, and perform at our end of semester concert and in various gigs in the community. We also release our concerts onto our Youtube channel and have released two albums which you can find on Spotify or Apple Music! If you are interested in joining, we hold auditions at the beginning of each semester and are open to all McGill students. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us on social media or by email (chromatonesmcgill@gmail.com) and we’d be happy to speak with you!

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Dance Pack

Dance Pack is a collective of McGill students who share a passion in dance with a focus on hip hop. As a tight-knit team of 10-20 members, Dance Pack values fun and enthusiasm and encourage inclusivity and creativity on the dance floor. Performances include athletic events, faculty events, and more.

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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!

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Effusion A Cappella

We’re McGill’s premier 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.

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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!

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K-RAVE

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

Our performance team works on covers, performances, workshops, and a year-end showcase every March. We recruit new performers in the Fall semesters and we encourage you to audition! We also have non-performance events that consist of casual 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 women’s choral ensemble affiliated with the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU). We began in 2001 as “Simply Sweetly,” a group of talented young women who created a McGill club to express their passion for fun and challenging choral music. Now in our 20th season, Les Muses Chorale is proud to be a vibrant ensemble dedicated to choral excellence.

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McGill Arts Collective

The McGill Arts Collective is McGill’s first multimedia arts club.​
We are dedicated to forming a diverse community of artists of all skill levels and all disciplines—visual, written, and performance. The MAC is committed to filling the artistic gap on campus and providing opportunities for students to explore new arts, meet new people, and connect with the Montreal arts scene.

By hosting bi-weekly events artistic and roundtable events as well as community socials, we believe this club has the potential to create a new and unique community—a multimedia artistic community composed of artists and art lovers—within McGill by being an accessible, no-judgment, source of artistic exploration, growth, and expression, multi-perspective, and cross-medium conversation.

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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.

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McGill DJ Society

The McGill DJ Society was established to promote musical talent on campus. Through our network and events, we hope to create an interconnected community that shares their passion for Djing and music production. We welcome people of all experience levels with interests in all kinds of music! If you want to learn about how to DJ or connect with like-minded individuals, then the McGill DJ Society is the place for you!

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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’ 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.

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McGill Students’ Classical Music Club (CMC)

As the name implies, the Classical Music Club (CMC) brings together people who share a love for classical music! Whether you’re a lifelong musician or someone who just enjoys listening, our club has something for everyone. Some of our initiatives include providing affordable tickets for exciting concerts and grouping people to play chamber music together. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we look forward to meeting you!

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McGill Students’ Improv

Social anxiety, lack of comedic ability, having too much sex, these are just a few of the things that McGill Improv can remedy for you. Come join McGill Improv with free workshops for any experience level and bi-weekly shows to get involved in the McGill comedy scene. We host workshops every Tuesday from 6-8pm in the SSMU ballroom and have shows on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month in the McConnell Engineering Building basement at 8pm! We hope to see you there to learn how to act, love, laugh, and cry.

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McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society

Whether you’re a beginner doodler or an expert artist, the McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society welcomes you! Events are hosted weekly and include live model drawing, tutorials, Open Sketch, watercolour and acrylic sessions, and the occasional field trip! An annual conference is held near the end of the Fall semester and our Year-End Art Show is held near the end of the Winter semester, where all members can submit and display their artwork. Art supplies and materials are provided by the club during in-person events.

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McGill Swing Kids (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, events, and resources for McGill students and the greater Montréal photographic community.

Every semester, the club hosts various events including: photo discussions, introductory workshops, and more. MUPSS also holds an annual photo exhibition to display the photography of members of the McGill community. An up to date schedule of these events can be found on the club Facebook, as well as by subscribing to our newsletter.

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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!

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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.

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Recreational Dance Company (RDC)

RDC is a dance club at McGill! We are a student group of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), an undergraduate students society at McGill University. RDC offers the opportunity for anyone to learn a variety of dance styles. There are classes a few times a week but no competitions or performances, so if you can’t make it, no stress! Our teachers are all volunteers, meaning that there are no costs except the studio rental, keeping classes 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 Exec team is responsible for choreographing and leading each class, in addition to behind the scenes planning. Outside of the Exec team, 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!

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Salseros McGill

Do you love latin music and dance or simply want to learn some fiery dance moves? Come join our fun and lively community!

We bring 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.

Join us and just 💃🏻 Dance first. Think later. 💃🏻

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School of Music Montreal (SoMM)

The School of Music Montreal (SoMM)’s mission is to promote music education equality to underserved youth in Montreal and across Canada. At SoMM McGill, this primarily means providing free music lessons for students at English-speaking Montreal elementary schools that would otherwise have limited access to music education. McGill students can volunteer as teachers, who help a student learn to play their instrument, or with one of our logistics teams, which assist in event planning, fundraising, finances, administration, and other SoMM operations. You do not have to be a formally trained musician to teach, and speaking French is not required. Fall 2022 will be our 15th semester to offer music lessons, and we hope that you can join us!! Feel free to reach out by email or visit our website if you have any questions or want to be a member of the SoMM team.

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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!

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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.

The McGill Savoy Society

The McGill Savoy Society is a student theatre group specializing in the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, the iconic Victorian dramatist-composer duo. Each winter we put on a spectacular show filled with fun songs, energetic dancing, and witty dialogue. We also produce a spring cabaret that showcases contemporary musical theatre pieces. We place a high priority on the “community” aspect of community theatre, welcoming all kinds of people and organizing great parties so that the cast, crew, and orchestra can truly come together at showtime.

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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.

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United Groove (formerly Urban Groove)

Formed in 2003 at McGill University, United Groove (UG) brings together students who share a love and passion for dance. Today, UG consists of dancers from many different backgrounds, mastering styles from hip-hop to contemporary to street-jazz, 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, performing at athletic events, competitions, fundraisers, and parties.

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