Dance Oregon is a student group at the University of Oregon. Our club is made up of dance majors, graduate students, dance minors, and other majors as well. This year we have 35 students who are in the process of fundraising to get to the American College Dance Festival in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin.
The American College Dance Festival is a national conference, which sponsors 11 regional conferences each year. The conference provides students and faculty at participating Universities the chance to have their work adjudicated by nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. ACDF is the primary means for us to show work in an academic setting outside our own and will expose us to the diversity of the National college dance world. From March 28 to April 1 2012 this festival will serve as a venue for us to see new works and participate in workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the country and region.
Our mission as a group is to provide accessible and enriching dance opportunities to the student body at the University of Oregon. In addition to a trip to ACDF we also organize a week of free dance classes during National Dance Week.
This year we need to raise more than $25,000 in order to get all the way to ACDF in Madison. Because of this, we have decided to start this blog in order to document our journey in fundraising. We have never needed to raise so much in our history as a club and so we will need all the help we can get. Many of our fundraising efforts will take place in Eugene, Oregon but we also have a Kickstarter project that anyone can be a part of. Please follow our blog and check out our Kickstarter page to learn even more about this talented group of dancers at the University of Oregon.