Constitution Review and Updates
Transferring the duty of hiring instructors to Secretary
Transferring duty of liaising with club sports to Co-Presidents
Transferring duty of making class/supervising schedules to Secretary
Scheduling workshops getting moved to Mentorship/Events
Formation team getting moved to Co-Presidents
Flyering and tabling and most publicity functions going under Media Manager
End of year workshop getting put under Events Chair
Media Manager could be asked to also serve as BADC Publicity - makes logical sense
Help run the club and BADC!
Last Latin Class
Andrew won’t be here - could have people on the team teach and run rounds
End of Year Showcase
Right after MIT! Monday, April 30 - Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/791460077710746/
Semi-formal - get excited for a bunch of fun dances
Make-up class - no one filled out the availability poll so there will be no make-up class :(
E-Board for 2018-19
Pretty much all set!
Elections and Town Hall to be held on Monday, 4/16 at 8:30 in 501 Schermerhorn Hall!
May consider electing new e-board and board at end of fall semester instead of spring semester, giving new board time in spring semester to get acclimated
Would likely entail a single semester term for incoming e-board and board
Have received a few, deadline is 4/20!
Sensual Movement workshop by two former CU Ballroom members - potentially Thursday 4/19, 10 pm
Friday Night Fever
Will look to attend April 4/20 FNF for the 5TH ANNIVERSARY!
Open Mentor Workshops
Still a few workshops coming up this month! Keep an eye out for the events/announcements!
Days On Campus
Performance by Patrick and Hope tomorrow, 7-9 pm in Low Rotunda
Fill out the travel/housing form by TOMORROW, 4/13!
Note that the team trip back leaves before Smooth ends!
End of Year Showcase!
Save the date! Monday, 4/30 at 10 pm!
Baile del Mambo Salsa Social
Tomorrow, April 13! Fill out the form here by TOMORROW, April 13 at 12 pm NOON: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSAR5TK6UI1W3gxE1EBAuJd1RgpVF0kxRV68DTmp6boVPz0A/viewform
Have requested Party Space for practice space for next year’s BADC, will see if we can get it
Potentially have President sorted out
Secretary and Treasurer positions likely secured, still finding a VP
Open Mentor Workshops
Several more coming up this month, keep an eye out for them!
Days on Campus Performance Opp
Friday, April 13, 7-9 pm in Low Rotunda
Monday, April 30
5 couples confirmed so far
Tomorrow, Friday, April 6 at Candela - meet at gates at 9 pm
April 28th and 29th - register here if you haven’t already: http://register.o2cm.com/?event=mit
Fill out the Travel and Housing Form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfagHjjC_Z8AhAa3x9p7LFjOyRCmZOAvdZkyxpBXZtfeo1uFA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Fill out this form to get tickets for the professional Latin showcase: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeuJ_OusclOcZThYfJEHyvx8p9UZsdN4G5-_3Sj8GngU8QqA/viewform?usp=sf_link
If you’re interested in a general board position, let us know! We will be looking for general board members for next year and would love to tell you more
Projected ledger and 2019 budget request
Both to be completed soon, should not need major changes to budget request over last year
Trying to book practice space for tomorrow, Friday 3/30 for people to practice before Rutgers
Pre-competition email sent out yesterday
Competition GroupMes to be created soon
Went really well - lots of NYU people came, relatively fewer CU people
Have reached out to first round of potential performers
Insomnia Cookie Study Break
Likely during reading week, likely in Lerner
First salsa social is next week, Friday, April 6 at Candela!
Baile del Mambo April 13 or Piel Canela April 14 for another social - will let salsa track dancers decide
Salsa Make-up Class
Annika is willing to schedule for us, will create poll for salsa dancers to see availability and best time to schedule a make-up class
Need to argue to give us Party Space for BADC practice space, also find a replacement for West Ramp Lounge for volunteers since it will no longer exist
Good points brought up last time, will continue to solicit ongoing feedback through the end of semester
Archived all president emails related to ballroom in the Drive and added last year’s as well
Need to make up the missed class on Friday, 3/9 - will keep everyone updated
Found a sub for the rest of the classes
Have reached out to some people to solicit e-board candidates
CSGB Board Elections
Next Tuesday, 3/27 - will elect people to the Club Sports Governing Board that helps to allocate funding to CU Ballroom
Piel Canela a likely place to go - they likely do invoices
A Stepping Out social may happen as well
Next social may likely be Sunday?
Rhythm Break Cares
Have contacted them about group volunteering sessions - there is availability on Wednesdays every other week, Tuesdays every week
Depending on instructor situation, may find someone within the club, but also still need to schedule in open mentors first
May be able to get an instructor from Stepping Out
Don’t need extra funding
Will be contacting vendors to find what we’re looking for
6 people ordered
No one submitted designs so we will be going with “Let Me CU” and dancing graphic
Ideas to bring in ballet, bachata, hustle, highland dancing workshops, for example so that our workshops are not too ballroom heavy
Will be submitting request to UEM to get space for Monday showcase and Standard classes next semester
Potential Dance Lessons for Formals in late April
Similar to dance lessons for Valentine’s Gala
Open Mentor Workshops
Tango with Ajay: Saturday, 3/24
Office hours with Cathleen: Wednesday, 3/28
Newcomer Workshop with CJ and Sarah: Thursday, 3/29
Smooth with Steve and Nicole: April 4th and April 15th
Rutgers Travel and Costume Form due this Saturday!!! Fill it out here:
Registration deadline for Rutgers is Sunday!!!
CU-NYU Mixer and Rounds
This weekend, Sunday at 1 pm in Lerner Party Space! Facebook event here:
Need to get food and snacks for the event - possibly Strokos wraps
Monday, April 30th at 10 pm
May instead host a pre-party instead of afterparty on April 21st - could be team dinner instead of afterparty-style
BADC Board applications to be sent out towards end of semester at same time as general board
Good: good events (couples fundraiser, parties), now blowback from mentorship, newcomer retention and competing (more people filing into intermediate levels), newcomers came to FNF, comp: smooth logistics and deadlines, board good at addressing issues and problem solving, good reminders in FB group and listserv, good e-board timeline, good at implementing new changes (Latin class format, good relationship with coaches and maintaining it), better communication
Improve: speakers, presence, Dodge (tell people about space and guest fee $10), actual recruiting for e-board, FB invites (make sure it invites everyone when it's made), Harvard/Rutgers (unprofessional to comment personal decisions), disconnect between treasury and board (sharing numbers and costs), transitioning roles, better organization: e-board email
Projecting numbers (numbers at the end of year, do we need funding?), hard to find anything
Plans for handling deficit
UPenn 2018, Rutgers 2018, projection for MIT 2018
March 22nd vote
Turned in things for Rutgers
Nationals: everyone paid for and has place to stay
Bachata workshop requests - will look into possibility of holding one
Open mentor workshops coming up: March 24 - Tango with Ajay
Other workshops to be scheduled
CU-NYU Mixer and Rounds - March 25, 1-8 pm, Lerner Party Space
Need guest list
March 30, April 6 subs
Officially have space for next year!
Get rest of BADC Board together by end of semester
New Opera Workshop
Tomorrow, Friday 3/2 - sign up by midnight tonight (3/1) here: https://goo.gl/forms/bcIRPnHEpR4Db0X72
Requesting funding from Club Sports Governing Board
Early registration closes tonight! Make sure to register early to save our club some money!
Open mentor workshops to be scheduled soon
Regular workshop and competition workshop on Saturday after the shoe shopping trip
Shoe Shopping Trip
Saturday, 3/3 - going to Worldtone Dance downtown
Only one dress that needs fixing
CU/NYU Mixer & Rounds
Looking at the week before Rutgers - most likely Sunday, April 25th
Leads & Follows Night
Happening this Saturday, 3/3!
Annika unable to teach next two weeks due to moving, her friend Rebecca will substitute
New members up on the website! Check em out here: http://www.cuballroom.com/about-us/
Baile del Mambo
Actually only the 2nd Friday of every month, not 2nd and 4th of every month, so is not happening tomorrow - we apologize!
Will send out info about e-board on Sunday 3/18 coming back from spring break
Friday Night Fever
Ballroom social - newcomers try it out! Next Friday 3/2
Sign up form to be posted soon!
Registration form sent out - fill it out by deadline of tomorrow, 2/23 by 11:59 pm!
Will register people over the weekend
New Latin Class Format
Already did new format this past week, newcomer/bronze class followed by technique, then followed by advanced choreo & technique class
Doing beginner technique this week caused some beginners to stay for advanced technique, which they may not be ready for
Proposal for next week to do 40 min newcomer/bronze choreo, then 15 min bronze technique, 40 min advanced choreo, then 40 min advanced technique
Beginning of semester - keep old format of 45 min newcomer/bronze, 45 min silver, 45 min gold so that dancers can get steps first, then after one class cycle transition to new format
Matches sent out on Sunday, hope you all met with your mentees for the first time this week!
Shoe Shopping Trip
Sunday, March 4 - will head out in morning/noon and stay downtown for lunch
Newcomer Comp Workshop
Saturday, March 3 or Sunday, March 4 most likely, TBD
Saturday, March 3
Facebook event going up soon
Travel advance closed out, we are all wrapped up
Only a few Latin costumes need repairing
Going well, send us any feedback you have!
May do repeat before Milvets, GS, and Greek life formals
Schedule set up, get excited!
Live music fell through but the music will still be LIT
CU Ballroom Buy/Sell/Trade for Shoes
Will bring team-owned shoes and others welcome to bring shoes they would like to sell to Standard and Latin classes next week (Monday 2/26 and Tuesday 2/27)
Will need sub 3/2, 3/9, and 3/30, and 4/6 - Annika reaching out to a friend to sub
Advance calendaring form submitted!
Will be tabling in Lerner to publicize Valentine’s Day Gala next week!
Newcomer workshops will be 1:00-2:30 pm and rounds will be 3:00-4:00 pm - first rounds this Sunday!
Friday Night Fever
First team FNF will be March 2nd!
Basically all requested practice space has been approved - will update the public calendar
Will aim to have final mentorship matches sent out Sunday!
Newcomer Comp Workshop
Likely in early March
Will be sending a few dresses out for fixing
Will also be posting updated photos for the catalog
Will be launching design contest soon
Valentine’s Classes Fundraiser
Underway, people signing up to both learn and instruct over the course of the next week
Valentine’s Day Gala
Space has been confirmed - 7-10 pm in Wien, communicating with CU Pops for live music
CU Ballroom Buy/Sell/Exchange
Possibly in March, before a newcomer shoe shopping trip
Baile del Mambo Social Downtown
At Stepping Out Studios on 2/23
Will send out sign-up form soon
Proposal to switch Latin class layout to bronze --> technique --> silver/gold
Public calendar has been updated with new info
Newcomer info sessions - packets seemed to be helpful
No one showed up Friday or Monday and 3 people showed up Tuesday
Would be helpful to have a space booked next time
Next year have info sessions right after newcomer class instead of before, since newcomers are already there
Few more spaces confirmed for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays - check the public Google calendar for details
Going to be held on Sundays 1:00-2:30 pm, next Sunday 2/18 is first workshop
Hopefully newcomers will stay for Sunday rounds 2:30-4:00 pm
Application due on Sunday! Fill it out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegubOLlyIZf8v2veq3jQ1y1FAhwVCemq3uaOywRI7pQlyoUg/viewform?usp=sf_link
We should table on the ramps and play music and show club pics/videos/tri-folds before major events such as Val Gala
Club members not on board can come hang out!
Shoe shopping trip
Looking at weekend before Val Gala
Before shoe shopping trip, pull out donated Latin shoes to see if anyone wants them and do a ballroom buy/sell
Sometime before Rutgers, potentially at the end of one of the Sunday workshops
Bus tickets are all purchased, we are ready to go!
Good luck on Saturday, team!
Soft deadline to sign up to take a lesson is Sunday, 2/11
Afterwards will find availability of these couples and find CU Ballroom members who are free to teach them
Two performing couples for the event
Also looking into a collaboration with CU Pops to have live music there!
Leads and Follows Night
Potentially first weekend of March
Suggestion to do some kind of mixer where people must dance with people from the other team before rounds formally start
Sensual Movement Bachata
Offered to create a social performance team for us, accommodate us for classes and socials
Will look into it some more
Outreach with Rhythm Break Cares
Looking to get groups of 2-3 dancers to attend
Spring Break Performance
Columbia is hosting other universities in a conference, looking for performances
Loading new music on it - send Patrick any song requests you have!
Would be nice to have shadowing to see what being on board/e-board is like
Nice improvement in board visibility, board presence at classes so far
Board info session before/after classes or during rounds?
Will send out Google form for people interested in attending Nationals
Board introductions - things we need of each other
Sam (VP) - communication
Crystal (BADC Advisor) - good board spirit and communication, support for E-board
Michaelle (Treasurer) - support
Matt (Secretary) - let him know with enough lead time if you need space booked, etc.
Wenny (Events Chair) - ideas for events, stuff to happen
Patrick (Media Manager) - take videos at the classes he can’t attend, pls
Annie (Competition Chair) - support with the comp chair role
Winnie (Competition Chair) - be there to answer questions
Caitlyn (President) - participation, feedback from all board members
Weekly board meetings - will find new time that works for everyone, TBD
Board bonding - casual little get-togethers (boba, etc.), doing a few more this semester
Feedback from fall semester
Board visibility - board needs to be more present at classes, practices, etc.
Trajectory of board -
Making sure newcomers feel supported at competitions
Public calendar of all classes/events/practices to be posted on the website
Proposal to not have newcomer chair but instead distribute responsibility for making newcomers feel welcome among all board members
Concern that without proper oversight, all of newcomer chair duties may not be fulfilled among all board members
Board consensus to keep newcomer chair position, ask Yimeng to return as newcomer chair this semester
Yimeng will continue to teach newcomer workshops
Newcomer info sessions
Info sessions for newcomers about what competitions are like, what mentorship is like, what club life is like, etc.
To be held before classes on Tuesday, Friday, and Monday
Schedule almost done
Be ready at 9:45 outside C555 to help set up
Wenny and Michaelle getting snacks at 9:30
Sign-in form to be posted soon
First club FNF
Likely March 2 - give newcomers plenty of time to settle in and feel comfortable
THIS IS THE SEMESTER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
Will post an interest form soon for interested dancers and choreographers
Rhythm Break Cares
Will reach out to them to see about a collaboration
Youth United Nations
Performance opportunity at UN HEADQUARTERS??!
Will start collecting next week!
Paid for, ordered, should be coming soon!
$5 couples’ classes as club fundraiser around Valentine’s Day?
Taught by club members
Will have to take place during Valentine’s week
May necessitate pushing back Valentine’s Gala to weekend of 2/24 so that people can take the classes then show up to gala and dance
Ordering new team flag with CU Ballroom design
Design contest for team flag to be announced soon
Either weekend of 2/17 or 2/24
Rounds with NYU
Likely after Penn but before Rutgers - late February?
Rutgers v Harvard
75% of those who voted chose to have club fund Rutgers only
New team iPod, will load new music
Please message Patrick with any song requests/suggestions
New board spotlights for Annie, Winnie, and Matt coming soon
New team costumes
Will have photos of new team costumes up in the costume catalog soon
Almost finished, will be announcing final boards likely at EOY party
Another practice to be held tomorrow
Will be ready to perform at EOY showcase
Jackets have arrived!
T-shirts all distributed
Housing assignments have been sent out - please confirm with your hosts if you haven’t already!
Pre-comp email to be sent out tomorrow - look out for that!
Letter has been sent!
Newcomer rounds tonight
Feedback form will be sent out this coming listserv and posted in Facebook group
Fashion show cancelled - not enough participants :(
Will still be lit though
Last two spirit days tonight and tomorrow (wear blue and white and CU Ballroom swag tomorrow!)
Dancing in Bryant Park - Wednesday, May 3rd, 6-8 pm
Cool club bonding event, check the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/439005116491752/
Thursday, May 4th, 7 pm in Schapiro Lounge, event and details tba
These are the last board meeting minutes of the year! Thanks for a great year, fam!
Congratulations to the new e-board! :D
End of year club sports forms
Will be submitted by 5/5
Will be practicing on Sunday
Wrapping up the choreo next Monday
T-shirts being distributed
Jackets should be here by the end of the month
Evening showcase (Nino and Andra!) Google form to be sent out soon
Please fill out by noon on Monday, the 24th!
Feedback form to be sent out after the comp
Letter is finished, making final revisions before sending out
Open mentor workshops
Days on Campus Activities Fair
This Sunday, 12:30-2:30 pm
Design a banner or flag for tabling?
Get hyped for the fashion show! The models have been picked, the outfits will be sick
Classes and practices all next week! Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1788482388136416/
CU Ballroom Hype Video
Will film classes and practices and MIT and EOY party
Will try to have it ready for next fall
Post-EOY Party Study Break
Likely Wednesday, May 3
Can also have people come to chat with board
Feedback form to be sent out at end of semester
Idea for next year: turn salsa chair into social chair to encompass more types of social dance
Caitlyn Morris, President
Former newcomer chair last spring
Competition chair this semester
Organized, super passionate
Joined in fall of sophomore year
During tenure as newcomer chair, felt incredible joy during first shoe shopping trip of year, awesome to see that several newcomers she oversaw are still in the club
Anxiety about leaving CU Ballroom fam for a semester in London, but returned to club this semester and still felt like home
Wants to further expand club by actively recruiting Columbia students
Open communication thru feedback forms and mid-semester town hall
Looking to further build NYC area community - want to take team to Rutgers instead of Harvard comp
Return favor to NYU and Rutgers
Timing and etc. may be better fit for team
Will give 150% as president, no one more qualified
Samantha Gonzalez, Vice President
Current mentorship chair
Welcoming, helpful, approachable - perfect fit for VP role
Can leverage her experience interacting with club members as mentorship chair to help her be an approachable VP who is tuned into every club member - wants to be bridge between board and club members
Can also leverage mentorship chair's relationships with open mentors in VP role
Also focused on maintaining relationships with other teams in NYC area and beyond
Will work with treasurer and board to make ballroom more accessible
Want to make ballroom feel more accessible, esp in alignment with goal to boost affiliate membership
Michaelle DiMaggio-Potter, Treasurer and Secretary
Just joined this semester, has been very involved in dancing and comps, will be great for treasurer
Struggled to find a welcoming club, finally found it in CU Ballroom
Very detailed oriented and organized, effective communicator - all necessary qualities for treasurer and secretary
Very comfortable with handling numbers - would be perfect for treasurer
Would like to do more fundraising for this club, product or events related
e.g. Holiday cards, showcases, etc.
Also very passionate about making ballroom more accessible to first-gen students
Joelle Santiago, Secretary
Joined the team this fall, has been a fantastic events chair, very experienced with logistics and outreach (skills important for secretary!)
Organized ValGal, Leads and Follows, Uptown/Downtown Mixer
Can leverage logistics and outreach experiences in logistics/outreach-heavy secretary role
Passionate about securing spaces for club members, and spaces accessible to non-affiliates as well in order to help foster mentorship and club diversity
Has private access to dance studio space in Barnard, can secure this space for the club as secretary
Managing club email account requires enthusiasm, diplomacy, and good judgment, all qualities that she possesses
How will we increase undergraduate numbers and cultivate new leaders?
Precedence for people to continue assisting the board after they leave or graduate
Dedication is more important than class year!
We have a guidebook and constitution to maintain continuity
Goal is to cultivate a culture where people are dedicated to ballroom long after the expiration date of their term
How will we create stability in the spaces we have?
Establishing solid relationship with Columbia University Performing Arts League
Financial accessibility: how can we get more money to support undergraduates?
Pending conversations with past treasurers
More communication and visibility about people who struggle to keep up with ballroom expenses in our community
If we can’t offer a situation financially right away, we should at least be open about this and support each other
You don’t need to have costumes or lessons to be successful in ballroom or belong to this team
Expanding the social dance program?
Making salsa a priority next semester because so many people are interested
Reduced rates for that track?
Having a salsa chair in the fall when more people are joining
Collaborations with other social dance groups on campus (Barnard Argentine tango, CU Swing)
Designating an eboard member as a liaison for members with financial troubles?
This is a great idea!
Michaelle has useful connections re: supporting first-gen low-income students
Creating supportive atmosphere for non-competing members?
Having events like Val Gala, Leads and Follows Night, NYU/CU Mixer, FNF, and on-campus socials that don’t require having partners
More places to meet people outside of classes
Joelle: challenging the way we talk about ballroom and introduce it to newcomers (i.e. talking about what levels people dance at all the time)
“Speaking of changing dialogue…” What can we do to address or challenge discrimination against same-sex dancing?
Creating a collegiate network, committing to grassroots organizing, having an ongoing dialogue with other teams
Realistically we can’t change everyone’s minds, but we can at least be engaging in these conversations with competitors, judges, instructors
This conversation has to start with newcomers!
We want people to grow up within an environment that’s supportive of same-sex dancing
Encouraging people to both lead and follow
Harvard brings in considerable income when they attend BADC -- what issues might arise if we stop going to their competition?
Not the most newcomer-friendly competition
Finesse in handling our relationship with Harvard
Rutgers will be if anything a trial period
Nothing is set in stone, we will be realistic about logistics and budget
There will be active dialogue about this before a decision is made!
Travel/registration cost-benefit is much better for newcomers attending Rutgers
Building northeastern collegiate network with more conversation about how we can all improve our competitions and policies
We got 13 of them! Wowzas!
On track for performing at EOY showcase, had a great rehearsal
Doing final correction on t-shirt design, will hopefully get them end of the month
Jackets are coming along
Travel and housing form closed tonight
Form for MIT evening showcase (Nino and Andra!) to be sent out soon
Open mentor workshops
Lots of workshops coming up! Look out for those Facebook events!
Chacha workshop with Cathleen on Friday, 4/14 at 6 pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/185875695258582/
Foxtrot workshop with Jonathan on Sunday, 4/16 at 1:30 pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674783169493531/
Zouk workshop with Danica on Sunday, 4/16 at 3 pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/418006388562538/
Leads and Follows Night, THIS Friday, April 14 at 9 pm
Newcomers are welcome!!
EOY Showcase - Monday, May 1st at 10 pm
Facebook event is up! https://www.facebook.com/events/443291692674620/
Check the fashion show, it’s gonna be lit
Last week of classes before MIT! Get hyped
Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1788482388136416/
Salsa brunch on Saturday, April 29th
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/807404712756538/
6 received! Keep them coming! Deadline is Tuesday, 4/11
About 1:30 min out of 3:00 min so far
Booking space for formation team where we can
Got $1500 from CSGB for Nationals
Still reaching out to JCCC
T-shirts and jackets
Seem to be on schedule this time
Jackets paid for already
On their way, should be here soon
Housing and travel form sent out, closes next Wednesday, 4/12
Will hopefully get the letter sent out at the end of the week
West Coast Swing workshop
Friday after salsa class
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/712109782303780/
Friday Night Fever, 4th Anniversary!!!
Invites sent out to nearby teams
Sign up on the form by tomorrow! Link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxEjSPoCO96SOTCaSPGooB2L4cYIoUVVBnwz_0W6b8pvDrig/viewform?c=0&w=1
Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/388464278202310/
Days on Campus
Tabling this Sunday, 4/9 in Roone from 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Leads and Follows Night
Probably will happen Friday, 4/14
Possibly Oscars themed with a fashion show and red carpet and black-and-white photoshoot backdrop
Week of MIT, have themed classes and practices (e.g. Standard class in your PJ’s, 80’s workout-themed Latin class, blue and white Wednesday practice)
New board member bios finally added! Check them out at http://www.cuballroom.com/about-us/board-members
Newcomer rounds for MIT likely after newcomer workshops on Wednesday, 4/26
Open mentor workshops almost all scheduled in, keep your eye out for those Facebook events!
Salsa office hours to be discontinued, nobody came the past two weeks
Starting to reach out to judges
Looking into getting a deck captain
Three received! Keep em coming!
New speaker and team iPod purchased! Will be rebuilding music library
Open space around Roone can’t be reserved -- should it be first-come, first served?
Formation team has eight people, can only do Monday 9:00-10:00 pm
Will look into alternative spaces (Wien?) and talk to Patrick about booking
Make sure to book space for formation team next semester
James will get speakers for formation team on Mondays at 9:00
#LetMeCUMeme & T-shirt design contest
Setting up T-shirt order form, ‘Ballroom is life’ in the front, #joinCUBallroom in the back
T-shirt cutting party at Follows night
Kevin, Nancy and James Repetti are winners for #LetMeCUMeme, will post announcement in the group
Doing a spring photoshoot next Friday with club members
Budget packet is all filled out
Jacket orders done, waiting for Brian to pay
Reached out to Pres & Provost Fund, will get funding soon
MIT travel and housing form will go out this Sunday listserv (will link in google doc with all the contact information)
New reimbursement policy: if people haven’t reimbursed club for UPenn and Harvard travel, team will NOT cover travel cost for MIT. Competition chairs will email people individually about it. (3 people owe us for UPenn, and 3 people owe us for Harvard)
Still working on drafting a letter to Harvard, will get it done by Sunday
Thanks for everyone who came to and helped out at NYU mixer! Was a smashing success
Have reached out to FNF, will co-sponsor collegiate FNF on April 7th
Still finding a date for Leads & Follows night, may have it on April 14 or 15
Spirit Week: ‘Themed’ practices/classes during the week of MIT. More info coming up.
Board spotlights will be up soon
Have a few workshops coming up, will post more information in FB group
Salsa office hours will continue
Still looking to collaborate on social dance parties with social dance groups
VP attending next week 3/28
Looking into a new team speaker because old one missing
Both closed yesterday for submissions
Voting to begin soon
Working on drafting a letter to Harvard this weekend
New policy - people who haven’t reimbursed the club for things that they need to (e.g. unused tickets) will not have travel covered for next comp
Travel and housing form to be sent out in 4/2 email announcement, deadline 4/14, same day as regular registration
Early registration ends 3/31, regular reg closes 4/14, late closes 4/21
Request submitted, requested Roone for beginning of year showcase
Community Outreach Day of Service
Project offered for 3/25 at 10 am with Friends of Morningside Park
Red Cross Showcase
Patrantha performing 8:10 pm on Saturday in Lerner 477
Will be posting on Facebook page over next couple of days
Open mentor workshops
Still being calendared
Booked more spaces on Friday evening after salsa
Stepping Out social this Friday
Salsa office hours starting this Sunday 3/26, 1:00-1:30 pm
New jackets on track, order to be submitted soon
CSGB is funding us more than they gave us last year
Still have not received President and Provost grant
DJ and scrutineer are set for next year
Anonymous feedback form
Being created and will be sent out in listserv, posted on website
Tell CU Ballroom board about what we could be doing better or about new ideas for us to try
Town hall to get feedback
Post-spring break to have a dialogue with club members and get more feedback/suggestions
Days on Campus
Reach out to URC about the actual performance part
Waiting on confirmation for tabling
Will re-post about it on Monday - only one submission so far!
Last two Latin classes
E-Board elections and town hall before class on April 18th
Open mentor covering the last class on April 25th
Have last Andrew class on April 11th be paso doble
Will submit budget request for next year by April 1st
Sticking with old company, hopefully they don't screw things up this time
Waiting to hear about funding from JCCC and CSGB
Harvard feedback from club members
Bad timing - 2 weeks after Penn, mentorship not yet totally running, also midterms week
$35 per ticket, kinda expensive, 4 hour bus ride
Already have Boston comp, so no need to go twice
Newcomers only have 1 dance per style, forces double registration, increasing team reg costs, also not good that they have to compete with bronze people
Invigilation issues - have had issues with being “timed out” of bronze despite only competing once before at BADC; people pointed out that there seems to be bias towards letting Boston area open people’s points slide
More time before Rutgers, allowing more time to finalize mentorship and partnerships
Send Harvard an email with some feedback from our members
Could also be option to pick 3 comps to go to in spring
Columbia-NYU mixer - Saturday, March 25th
Inter-school fun dances, mock comp
FNF April 7th
Looking to sponsor this FNF
FNF’s 4 year anniversary!
Columbia Day of Service - Sunday, March 26th
Registered as a group, but need headcount
Will be creating Facebook event to gauge interest
To be posted on website soon
Will probably be extended to Harvard things as well
Also may be converted into meme contest
Leads and Follows Night
Reaching out about Friday, March 24th
New mentorship email is working - email@example.com
A shame that they only got to dance 4 dances, but basically all of them placed at Harvard! Congratulations!
Salsa brunch this Saturday, March 11
Salsa office hours starting on Sunday, March 26
Board for next year
Sending out applications beginning of April, will have elections week before MIT
Meeting with Club Sports Governing Board went well, will see how much we get funded
Applied to JCCC - hopefully will present to them this Sunday
Deciding on what type of jacket to get
Order form is ready, just need to get pictures of jacket on there
T-shirt design contest to be announced soon
Obtained - could give vouchers as prizes for Instagram contest
All bus tickets have been purchased
Pre-comp email sent out - please read it
Will probably do team dinner instead of going to Harvard’s showcase
Guest list - seems to be working, may need to be updated soon
Rounds tomorrow likely in Broadway Room, but looking to get Roone Auditorium
Working on potential Columbia-NYU mixer
May co-sponsor another FNF this semester
Columbia Community Outreach Day of Service - volunteering to benefit greater NYC community, could be a cool event for us to participate in
Latin American Business Association - looking to get salsa classes, will respond to
Deadline for submissions is next Wednesday, 3/8
Winners can win Worldtone vouchers
“Welcome Back” party after spring break
Creating a mentorship email address to reduce personal spamming - firstname.lastname@example.org
Salsa brunch sign-up form created, will be sent soon
Saturday, March 11th at Angel’s of Harlem - leave campus at 12 pm
Salsa office hours to begin Sunday, 3/26 during practice
Will send out BADC board applications beginning of April