FAQ

General

What is MADSOC? 
MADSOC is the University of Sydney’s Movement and Dance Society. We encourage involvement with dance through our classes, events, and major production. All dancers from every style and any level are welcome!

How do I join?
You can join MADSOC at any of our classes or events. All you need is to bring along your Access card and $5, find a member of the executive and they’ll take care of the rest!

What do I get out of being a member?
Being a MADSOC member gives you access to for free classes, discounts at our events, discounts from our sponsors,  and the opportunity to perform in our major production.

Do I need USU Access?
You need an Access card to be a member of the society. If you don’t have one, you’re still welcome to attend any of our events, but you may need to pay a few dollars extra. Classes for non-Access members are $5 per class.

Can I join if I don’t go to USYD?
Yes! You will, however, need to pay the fee of $5 per class.

Where can I watch MADSOC videos?
You can find our videos on our YouTube channel. We post videos of our performances and classes.

I want to join the mailing list, how do I do that?
Shoot us an e-mail at [email protected] and we’ll add you!


Classes

How much are classes?
Classes are free for members, and $5 per class for everybody else.

Can I take classes if I’m not a member?
Yes! If you’re not a member though, it will cost $5 per class.

I have no experience, can I take a class?
This depends on the class. Most of our classes are open which means the teacher will adapt the class for whoever shows up. If a class is specifically for beginners or advanced dancers, it will say so on our timetable.

Where are the classes?
You can find the locations of our classes here.

What do I wear for class?
Wear any comfortable dance clothes for the style. If you’re attending classes such as tap or ballet, bring along your shoes.

Who are the teachers?
Our teachers are MADSOC members who come from a variety of backgrounds and styles. All of them are passionate about dance and many have been training for most of their lives.

Can I teach for MADSOC?
Yes! We select a new roster of teachers at the start of each semester. We announce the application period on our website and via our Facebook page.


Major Production

When is the next Major Production?
Our major productions are typically held in mid-August.

How do I get involved?
Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates!

Around the start of a new calendar year, we accept applications for artistic director and producer, followed by applications for choreographers near the start of semester one, followed by dance auditions.