Today i’d like to feature not a regular ballroom or latin dance club. It’s Velocity dance team that performs in urban dance styles. Here’s the interview with the president of the crew E’jaaz Lawal.
E’jaaz, can you tell me about your crew?
– Originally, Velocity was a coached dance team that used to do competitions regularly. In 2012, we made the transition to becoming a student-run club and are now in our 4th year of operating as such. Every year due to auditions and members graduating, our numbers fluctuate from semester to semester. As of this semester, we have 11 active members in our crew. In our short 4 years of being student-run we have been steadily improving and last year, through popular vote, won the best performing arts club of RIT. We also host an annual competition called RIT’s Best Dance Crew, or RBDC for short, that we have been steadily expanding every year to include teams of all different dance styles from all over NY to one stage. Being student-run, we have an eboard that is in control of the operations of the team as opposed to a coach. All choreography is made in-house and is a collection of all our works as a team. We have been gearing up for some performance requests we have in the Rochester area. At the same time, we have started planning for our annual show and working on bringing more expansion and diversity to our show.