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 to be a USU Access Member?
Yes, 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!
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 are currently getting applications for Semester 1 of 2018. If you'd like to join, fill in the application form.
What is the Major Production?
The Major Production is MADSOC's largest performance of each year. Held in mid August over 90 dances join in from all backgrounds of dance to put on a great show. The show runs over 2 nights including a matinee and is held in the Seymour Theatre.
What is the Major Production for 2018?
The 2018 Major Production is called "Chronos". The concept of time is intriguing and mysterious, challenging our understanding of life. Chronos explores this fascinating complexity of time in both a literal and abstract manner, using dance as the medium. Chronos will be directed by Sumire Antonioli and produced by Tina Wu.
Do you want to choreograph a piece for the show?
Have an idea that you think will make audience laugh, cry and be bewildered? Send through an application to Sumire and Tina.
Would you like to dance in one or more of our amazing pieces?
Applications for choreographers are rolling in. Continue to watch the website and our facebook for when auditions are held in week 3. Don't stress about auditions, we just want to match you with a fantastic choreographer and group of dancers.