Hey, guys! Actually, I’m not sure if anyone’s reading this, but I’m SUPER excited about the idea that someone might be. I’m a new student blogger, and I have to start somewhere, so I figured I should just get the awkward introductory post over with. My name is Madeline, and I’m a sophomore at St. Mary’s. I’m an Anthropology major with minors in Biology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies– it may seem like a weird combination, but it makes sense, I promise! Maybe I’ll tell you about the logic sometime. I’m a member of the St. Mary’s Crew Club (the word “club” understates its intensity/insanity), The Nightingale A cappella (TNA for short- get it?), and, as of this week, the Dance Club!
I always knew the Dance Club was a big deal on campus– the club’s shows each semester are always standing-room only– but I must’ve underestimated how many people were actually in the show. When I went to audition on Wednesday night, I didn’t really know what to expect (read: I was terrified), so I was STUNNED and incredibly intimidated when I saw how many people were there to audition. The process was a little chaotic, because we each had to show the choreographers several techniques (kicks, turns, etc.), so each person had to cycle through the dance studio several times and then re-join the line that stretched all the way down one of the longer hallways in Montgomery Hall. Luckily, I, along with several other prospective dancers, got to the audition about an hour late after attending a dinner recognizing Orientation Leaders (more on that in a later post, probably). Even so, we still didn’t get out of there until almost 11… I was SO glad 5:30 AM crew practice doesn’t start for me until next week. The cast list was posted yesterday afternoon, and, although I was pretty bummed about not making the salsa or raggae dances, I was really excited to be picked for a partner dance. Wish me luck!