GVSU Dance Troupe

GVSU Dance Troupe GVSU Dance Troupe provides an opportunity for dancers and choreographers to express their passion for dance in a fun environment. It is a non-competitive, student-run dance organization that caters to all dancing styles and levels.

Grand Valley Dance Troupe is a student organization that was founded in 1996. Over the past years, our organization has grown from 25 to 250+ dancers, making it the university's largest student organization. In 1997, we received recognition as the Best Student Organization on Campus, as well as the Most Improved. Dance Troupe was also recognized during the 2010-2011 season by the Community Service Learning Center, receiving the CSLC Spirit of Service Award and the CSLC Spirit of Philanthropy Award for our hours of service, as well as our donations to two local charities. In recent years, Dance Troupe has collected donations on behalf of many organizations including Toys for Tots, Mel Trotter Ministries, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and most recently, the Rainbow Connection. Our goal each semester is to work together to raise money or donate supplies to an organization through the generous help of our members, family, and friends. Requirements: 1. Attendance at Sunday meetings (every other week) 2. Participation in two fundraisers 3. $25 dues paid each semester 4. Become a member through Orgsync FAQ: Do we need to try out? No! You do not need to try out to be a member of Dance Troupe! Tryouts are only held for individual dances and are at the discretion of the choreographer. I've never danced before, will I be the only one? No! Dance Troupe is open to students of all levels and abilities! We offer beginner dances for those new to the art of dance, all the way through advanced levels for those who have been dancing their whole lives! What kind of time commitment will I need to make? YOU are in charge of YOUR schedule! We will publish a schedule at the beginning of the semester with the classes available, and you can choose which dances you want to attend. Each dance class is 40 minutes long and is offered once a week. The only other commitments are our every-other-Sunday meetings, Spirit Week (the week leading up to the recital), and participation in two fundraisers. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us! Email: [email protected] Facebook: GVSU Dance Troupe Twitter: @DanceTroupeofGV 2017-2018 Executive Board: President: Nicole Arment Vice President: Brianna Vaughn Secretary: Paige Wolterstroff Treasurer: Sierra Reece Human Resources: Bronwyn Dubisky Public Relations: Kaitlyn Pall Fundraising: Amanda Thurner

Here are the first round of pictures from recital! If anybody  would like to purchase the high definition pictures they ...
04/20/2019

Here are the first round of pictures from recital! If anybody would like to purchase the high definition pictures they can get them at J&V Fatura's SmugMug site for a very reasonably price!

April 6, 2019

Silly Sunday🤪
04/02/2019

Silly Sunday🤪

March Madness Monday!!🏀
04/02/2019

March Madness Monday!!🏀

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!🍀 Tonight, only choreographers, members interested in running for E-Board (ALL ar...
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!🍀 Tonight, only choreographers, members interested in running for E-Board (ALL are welcomed, and does not mean you must run for E-Board!), and members that need to pay any fees are needed to attend tonights meeting. Please refer to your e-mail with lots of added information!! 🍀💚
**NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE TO B171***

Time to reset your clocks and come back to dance!! See you all this Sunday for our next meeting! 💖💙
03/09/2019

Time to reset your clocks and come back to dance!! See you all this Sunday for our next meeting! 💖💙

BIG DAY TODAY!!! PLEASE check your emails to make sure you know what is due (Yankee Candle, apparel form, social). Hope ...
02/10/2019

BIG DAY TODAY!!! PLEASE check your emails to make sure you know what is due (Yankee Candle, apparel form, social). Hope to see everybody at 8pm for the meeting and/or 5pm for the social! 💖

BIG DAY TODAY!!! PLEASE check your emails to make sure you know what is due (Yankee Candle, apparel form, social). Hope ...
02/10/2019

BIG DAY TODAY!!! PLEASE check your emails to make sure you know what is due (Yankee Candle, apparel form, social). Hope to see everybody at 8pm for the meeting and/or 5pm for the social! 💖

Keep warm everyone and stay safe!! ❄️
01/29/2019

Keep warm everyone and stay safe!! ❄️

And for our final day of ADD/DROP week, here are the Thursday choreographers!! Remember to contact the choreographers by...
01/24/2019

And for our final day of ADD/DROP week, here are the Thursday choreographers!! Remember to contact the choreographers by January 27th if you have to drop their dance (you can be in 6 total)!!💖

Here are the Wednesday choreographers!!! 💙💖
01/23/2019

Here are the Wednesday choreographers!!! 💙💖

Time to meet the Tuesday choreographers!! Please keep bringing those flashcards with your name, number, and email. Note ...
01/22/2019

Time to meet the Tuesday choreographers!! Please keep bringing those flashcards with your name, number, and email. Note that there is a switch from the original schedule for THIS WEEK ONLY (Emily Wilson’s dance will be today at 10:10p) Have funnn!!!🕺🏼🕺🏻

Happy MLK Day! Even though there is no school today, dances will still meet! Remember to bring a flashcard with your nam...
01/21/2019

Happy MLK Day! Even though there is no school today, dances will still meet! Remember to bring a flashcard with your name, email, and phone number on it for each dance you attend. Also, the combative room is located in FH 30 😀

Happy Sunday everyone!!! 🌞 After tonight’s meeting ADD/DROP week will begin! That means if you plan to dance in any...
01/20/2019

Happy Sunday everyone!!! 🌞 After tonight’s meeting ADD/DROP week will begin! That means if you plan to dance in any of the Sunday dances, make sure you are there😀 Also, remember to bring a flashcard with your name, phone number, and email for each of the dances you attend. See you all later!

Returning & Interested Members!! Join us in the first meeting of the semester this Sunday @8pm in LTT 102 (NOTE THE ROOM...
01/10/2019

Returning & Interested Members!! Join us in the first meeting of the semester this Sunday @8pm in LTT 102 (NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE). See you all soon!!! ❄️❄️

More pictures are posted to the page!! 📸💜
01/08/2019

More pictures are posted to the page!! 📸💜

Happy New Year GVDT!!! 💛
01/01/2019

Happy New Year GVDT!!! 💛

Hope everyone is having a great break!! Be sure to check out the page for more recital pictures shared💜
12/17/2018

Hope everyone is having a great break!! Be sure to check out the page for more recital pictures shared💜

Sneak pic of the first round of recital pictures are posted to the page! 📸 PC: J&V Fatura
12/13/2018

Sneak pic of the first round of recital pictures are posted to the page! 📸 PC: J&V Fatura

Part 1 of pictures!!
12/13/2018

Part 1 of pictures!!

GVSU Dance Troupe
Fall 2018

Thanks for a wonderful semester!! Everybody’s hard work finally paid off. In addition we were able to donate $6500 to ...
12/02/2018

Thanks for a wonderful semester!! Everybody’s hard work finally paid off. In addition we were able to donate $6500 to the Alzheimer’s Association! That is incredible. Hope everyone ends the school semester well, and we can’t wait to start dancing again next semester. Love you guys💜💜

11/30/2018

Tomorrow is the day!!! Get excited!!! The dances are looking AMAZING. There has been SO much improvement since Sunday. Be proud of your hard work!😊💃🏻 #GVdancetroupe

GVSU Dance Troupe's cover photo
11/29/2018

GVSU Dance Troupe's cover photo

GVSU Dance Troupe's cover photo
11/29/2018

GVSU Dance Troupe's cover photo

Blackout Wednesday🖤🖤
11/29/2018

Blackout Wednesday🖤🖤

Tacky Tourist Tuesday! 🌴🌺✈️
11/28/2018

Tacky Tourist Tuesday! 🌴🌺✈️

Moonwalking Monday! 🌝🌚
11/27/2018

Moonwalking Monday! 🌝🌚

Holiday Season Sunday!❤️
11/26/2018

Holiday Season Sunday!❤️

Happy Sunday! Here are tonight’s choreographers to wrap up add/drop week. Make sure to let the choreographers know if ...
09/30/2018

Happy Sunday! Here are tonight’s choreographers to wrap up add/drop week. Make sure to let the choreographers know if you will be staying/leaving their dances. No hard feelings, the choreographers will understand. 6 dances max!!💛

Halfway through the week, it’s Wednesday! Here are tonight’s choreographers, scroll through to see additional inform...
09/26/2018

Halfway through the week, it’s Wednesday! Here are tonight’s choreographers, scroll through to see additional information about the dances. Sorry about any confusion yesterday for room locations, hopefully there won’t be any tonight. If so, check social media/email for updates.💙😀

Update!!
09/26/2018

Update!!

Here are Tuesday’s choreographers!! Scroll through to see more information regarding the choreographers/dances. ALSO r...
09/25/2018

Here are Tuesday’s choreographers!! Scroll through to see more information regarding the choreographers/dances. ALSO remember to bring a flashcard for each dance you attend with your name, email, and phone number.💙

Happy Monday! It is the first day of add/drop week (Costco/Sam’s Club sample week) and the choreographers are so excit...
09/24/2018

Happy Monday! It is the first day of add/drop week (Costco/Sam’s Club sample week) and the choreographers are so excited to meet everybody. Scroll through the pictures to see additional information regarding the choreographers🌸

Finally, meet your 2018-2019 President, Paige Wolterstorff!! She is a senior majoring in allied health sciences with an ...
09/15/2018

Finally, meet your 2018-2019 President, Paige Wolterstorff!! She is a senior majoring in allied health sciences with an emphasis in pre-Physician’s Assistant. She was the secretary for dance troupe last year and looks forward to being your president for the 18-19 school year! A fun fact about Paige is she loves to spend time with all her fur babies, especially her German Shepherd, Jade. Paige is super excited for what’s to come!

Meet your 2018-2019 Vice President, Kaitlyn Pall!  She is in her final year here at Grand Valley, working towards a Biom...
09/14/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Vice President, Kaitlyn Pall! She is in her final year here at Grand Valley, working towards a Biomedical Science major and Applied Statistics minor. Kaitlyn, or “KP” by most of dance troupe is from a small island southeast of Detroit called Grosse Ile. Previously she was on the public relations committee, the public relations representative, and is so grateful to be representing GVDT as Vice President! Dancing, napping, coffee, and FaceTiming her dogs are a few of her favorite things. Kaitlyn can’t wait to meet all of the new members and welcome them to the dance troupe family!

Meet your 2018-2019 Treasurer, Lauren Auty! She is a junior this year and is in her first semester of the Kirkhof Colleg...
09/13/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Treasurer, Lauren Auty! She is a junior this year and is in her first semester of the Kirkhof College of Nursing program. Lauren is originally from Canton, MI (where Ikea is) and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has been a member of Dance Troupe for 5 semesters and was on the President’s Committee last year! She enjoys exploring cities, going to the beach, and going on bike rides- when not studying or dancing! She can’t wait to see you all at the first meeting!!

Meet your 2018-2019 Secretary, Katie Piesz! Katie is a sophomore majoring in Nursing. She is from Novi, MI which is on t...
09/12/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Secretary, Katie Piesz! Katie is a sophomore majoring in Nursing. She is from Novi, MI which is on the east side of the state. Last summer, she studied abroad for a month in a half in Greece and had the experience of a lifetime! This year will be her 8th year dancing because she started dancing a tad late. However, that has pushed her to work even harder to catch up to other dancers who have been dancing their whole lives! This is her 3rd semester in Dance Troupe and although that does not seem like a lot of time, she feels like it has given her a family away from home! She is super excited to be on Eboard this year and hopes she can make everyone proud!

Meet your 2018-2019 Human Resources representative, Erika James! Erika is a 5th year (yep, she's old) studying elementar...
09/11/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Human Resources representative, Erika James! Erika is a 5th year (yep, she's old) studying elementary education with an English emphasis. She is from St. Joe, MI and would go to the beach every day if she could 🏖. She has been dancing since she was 3 and this is her 5th semester of Dance Troupe. Outside of dancing, she enjoys naps, hanging out with her niece, and spontaneous ice cream adventures with her friends🍦. Erika is so grateful and excited to serve on e-board this year and can't wait to spend the year with y'all!

Meet your 2018-2019 Fundraising representative Emma MacDonald! Emma is in her junior year at Grand Valley, majoring in n...
09/10/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Fundraising representative Emma MacDonald! Emma is in her junior year at Grand Valley, majoring in neuroscience with an emphasis in pre-med/pre-vet! Emma, originally from Grand Haven, spends a lot of time at the beach, loves animals, especially her dog Gordie Howe, and watching shows about baking (probably to cope with that fact that she can’t bake). Emma has been dancing since she was three and this is her third semester in Dance Troupe! As your fundraising representative, she has been working all summer to plan fun and fresh new fundraisers for this year! Emma is so excited to be on eboard, and to welcome back all you lovely dancers!

Meet your 2018-2019 Public Relations representative, Megan Eisses! She is in her junior year at GV, majoring in Exercise...
09/09/2018

Meet your 2018-2019 Public Relations representative, Megan Eisses! She is in her junior year at GV, majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology, and an emphasis in Pre-Occupational Therapy (she is very passionate towards physical rehabilitation). Megan, originally an east-sider from Warren, Michigan, is a lover of Lake Michigan, traveling, and ice cream! She has been dancing for 17 years and this is her 5th semester in GVDT. Last year, she was on the President’s Committee and is very excited to be on the E-Board this school year! As PR, she is behind all of the social media, getting information out quick to the public, and replying to any questions about GVDT. She is hoping for a great year and is open to suggestions toward improving communication through social media!!

GVSU Dance Troupe
09/05/2018

GVSU Dance Troupe

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04/28/2018

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Today Dance Troupe received recognition by the Office of Student Life for the “Care for Community” award. This award...
04/20/2018

Today Dance Troupe received recognition by the Office of Student Life for the “Care for Community” award. This award is presented to an organization that includes a volunteer, philanthropic, or fundraising component. Over the course of the 2017-18 school year, Dance Troupe partnered with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan: be nice. and the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, raising thousands of dollars and collecting donations for these wonderful organizations. Thank you to all of our dancers, families and community for your continued support to make things like this possible. ❤

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Allendale, MI
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