Dance O’ Grams: Spreading Christmas cheer one dance at a time
Every year SU’s In Motion Dance Troupe gets into the Christmas spirit by having its annual Dance O’Grams fundraiser.
The troupe holds the fundraiser to help pay for competitions and various expenses throughout the year.
The dance is choreographed by the treasurer to a Christmas song and is usually performed by the new members of the troupe and anyone who volunteers.
The dance itself is on the shorter side, around 30 seconds.
It is more of a character dance where members act out the lyrics rather than a structured dance, which is more enjoyable for people to watch.
The members go around to their friends and see if anyone wants to purchase a Dance O’Gram.
When a person decides to send a Dance O’Gram, they provide the name and address of to whom they want to send the dance.
Once all the names are submitted, then the group picks a day and creates an itinerary of where they are going to perform the dances.
These places can range from people’s houses, places on campus or even places in the community like Walmart.
“It’s good to go out into the community for the dance because it really helps people get into the Christmas spirit,” said Zandy Binner, a senior on the troupe who participated her freshman and sophomore year.
The troupe is getting ready to perform the Dance O’Grams next weekend.
If anyone would like to purchase a Dance O’Gram, they can see any In Motion Dance Troupe member or visit their website www.inmotiondancetroupe.weebly.com.