Founded in 2006, SMU INDANCITY is SMU's official contemporary dance club. Under the guidance of artistic director Hong Guofeng and technique master Andy Cai, the club strives to uphold high standards of technique and professionalism. Besides its annual production – BEYOND, INDANCITY is also regularly involved in school performances and holds classes for the public to encourage appreciation of the contemporary art form.
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Their key event include SMU Patron’s Day, Inter-Varsity Dance Exchange, SMU Arts Festival 2019 Legenda (Triple Billed Production) BEYOND (SMU INDANCITY’s annual production) and the Academic Year Opening Ceremony
Do I need a dance background/ to be flexible to join SMU INDANCITY? Can I join if I’m a guy?
No dance background is required and all undergraduates regardless of year and gender are welcome. During auditions, we look out for the dancer’s potential and do not purely decide based on one’s background.
How are the biweekly trainings conducted?
Wednesday sessions are conducted by our technique master, Andy Benjamin Cai, who focuses on training our basic jazz techniques while Sunday classes by our artistic director, Hong Guofeng, focus on contemporary movement phrases.
What is the commitment level like? Can I join more than one club?
Upon joining SMU INDANCITY, dancers are required to commit to all the trainings for the first 2 years. Nearing performances, we will have extra rehearsals on top of our regular trainings. Hence, you can join multiple clubs as long as they don’t clash with our trainings and you are able to cope.
Will it be difficult for new dancers to pick up dancing?
How is the club culture?
We are a very accepting bunch, just like a family, and always ready to help anyone in need. Falling behind in school or dance? The club is always here to support you. Do not be afraid to voice out! :)