Member Groups

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BhangraDores

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Originating in Punjab, Bhangra is a form of music and dance that has become extremely popular with colleges students across the nation. Modern artists and DJs frequently combine popular hip-hop songs with Bhangra music to create a mix that best exemplifies the multicultural identity of many South Asian American students. As Vanderbilt's newest multicultural dance team, we aspire to bring Vanderbilt's name to the forefront of intercollegiate Bhangra competitions by promoting awareness of this unique art form on Vanderbilt's campus and in the Nashville community.

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The Dodecaphonics

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The Vanderbilt Dodecs are Vanderbilt’s original, all-male a cappella group. We love to have a great time singing, while including the audience in the fun. We sing songs from almost every genre, ranging from Will Smith rap medleys to Seal ballads. We are looking for some new cool guys to come out!

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Harmonic Notion

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Harmonic Notion, founded just last spring, is Vanderbilt’s newest coed a cappella group. After holding auditions in January, Harmonic Notion quickly came together to have two guest performances and a concert of their own. Performing a variety of songs from different artists such as Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles, Harmonic Notion is ready to make an even bigger splash in the a cappella world this year through their concerts and participation in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

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Jugal Vandy

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Jugal Vandy is a pun on the Hindi word, "Jugalbandhi," which refers to the mixing of different styles of music. The group was originally established in 2009 to spread awareness of Indian Fusion music on Vanderbilt University campus and in Nashville, Tennessee. But since then, the group has explored all kinds of music including R&B, African drumming, Flamenco, and other styles. The group consists of a core set of members who are joined by other talented artists to produce music that reflects a new mix of seemingly disparate styles. We are open to new members, new ideas, and new cultures.

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Juggling and Physical Arts Club (JPAC)

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Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts is an outreach organization that engages in service through physical arts and entertainment such as juggling, dancing, hooping, and physical comedy. JPAC is a recreational group of students with a variety of skills and levels of expertise. We not only juggle balls, clubs, and rings, but also spin plates and poi, as well as play with cigar boxes, staves, and hoops. We welcome beginners and will gladly teach newcomers. In fact, most members learn to juggle in just a few weeks. Each spring, JPAC puts on a sell-out performance called Juggleville to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. We juggle from 3-6pm on Sundays on Alumni Lawn during happy weather and in the Auxiliary Gym in Memorial Gymnasium during sad weather. Stop by, we're sure you'll have a ball!

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Masala-SACE

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Masala-SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange) is one of Vanderbilt's largest multicultural organizations. Our purpose is to serve as a support group and cultural foundation for undergraduate students interested in South Asian culture.

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Momentum Dance Company

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Momentum Dance Company is Vanderbilt’s first student-run dance performance group and includes members coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds, ranging from classical ballet studios to competition troupes. Momentum produces two full-length shows each year containing contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip-hop pieces choreographed, directed, and performed by undergraduate company members. The company also engages in a variety of community outreach projects and performs at various campus and philanthropic events. Momentum works to make dance more accessible to the general public in an effort to provide a challenging and exciting experience for its dancers as well as a fulfilling and high quality performance for its audiences. The company fosters a sense of genuine emotionality, innovative storytelling, and raw passion for movement, striving to further enrich Vanderbilt and Nashville with meaningful art.

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Nach Vandy

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Nach Vandy is the premier Bollywood Fusion dance team at Vanderbilt University that embraces cultural diversity through performance. It strives to create a dynamic representation of multiculturalism using Bollywood’s larger than life theatrics to illustrate the beauty and importance of diversity to the Vanderbilt University campus. Nach Vandy provides students with an opportunity to celebrate and learn about South Asian culture and heritage in addition to dance styles like Caribbean Dancehall, Belly Dancing, Latin Ballroom, and Hip-Hop. In addition to performing in a multitude of shows on campus, Nach Vandy aims to compete in National Intercollegiate Bollywood Fusion competitions.

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The Original Cast

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The Original Cast, one of Vanderbilt's oldest performing arts organizations, is the only musical theatre revue troupe on campus. An entirely student-run organization since 1975, the group produces unique and moving theatrical experiences that pull from a wide variety of musicals. The group also maintains relatively smaller cast sizes in order to ensure that each cast member has a featured role and that the cast stays very close-knit, providing a home away from home for its members.

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Swingin' Dores

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The Swingin' Dores is Vanderbilt's premiere female a cappella group, composed of 10-15 students who enter by audition. We arrange and perform songs from a wide range of genres, including pop, country, hip-hop, and oldies.

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Tap That!

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The purpose of Tap That! is to provide a space for the Vanderbilt community to learn about and enjoy tap dancing; to create opportunities for tap dancers to choreograph and perform; to network with other performance groups and Nashville area performers; to provide dance workshops for those interested in learning the art form; to explore the cultural significance of tap dancing through performances, discussions, and footage screenings; and to put on programming that both entertains and educates the Vanderbilt community through tap dancing.

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Tongue-N-Cheek

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We are Vanderbilt's Improv Comedy Troupe! We put on free shows for the Vanderbilt community which feature short form improv, long form improv, and sketch comedy.

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VIBE

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VIBE is Vanderbilt's premiere hip hop organization. VIBE’s commitment to diversity, group leadership style, and desire to spread the love of hip-hop dance and culture all over Vanderbilt and Nashville make VIBE a valuable and unique part of campus life.

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VIDA

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VIDA is Vanderbilt’s first and only Latin dance performance group. VIDA is unique in that it is both a cultural and performing arts organization that ultimately seeks to expose the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to Latin American culture via dance.

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Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students

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Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students is an organization at Vanderbilt University responsible for maintaining a rich Hispanic culture for all students. It is an actively involved organization on campus and works to make a lasting difference.

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Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra

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The purpose of the VCO is to provide totally-inclusive, musically enjoyable, educational, and culturally enriching performance opportunities for all members of the Vanderbilt University community while creating amazing experiences for our community.

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Vanderbilt Melodores

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The Vanderbilt Melodores exist to provide for its members a community of musicality and brotherly fellowship; to provide for the Vanderbilt community rousing musical performances; and to afford to the greater community service and enjoyment.

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Vanderbilt Off-Broadway

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Vanderbilt Off-Broadway is the only completely student-run organization at Vanderbilt that produces full-length musicals. Since our founding in 1998, VOB has produced 19 different musical productions. Everything from the cast, crew, board, and musicians are completely organized and produced by students. We hold auditions for our fall mainstage production in September and hold auditions for the spring show shortly after the mainstage production (typically in February). Each February, we hold elections for our General Board, consisting of an Executive and Artistic Board. Anyone is welcome to become a member of Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, whether you are a lifelong veteran of the stage or a newcomer to musical theatre. If performing is not something you desire to do, we offer many other positions that deal with the techinical side of theatre. Come out and become a member of one of Vanderbilt's greatest performing arts groups on campus!

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Vanderbilt Philipine Dance Theatre

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An organization dedicated to the traditional Filipino performances, Tinikling and Sayaw sa Bangko.

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Vanderbilt Spoken Word

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Vanderbilt Spoken Word (VSW) is a performance poetry group committed to cultivating a diversity of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives through the spoken word art form. VSW endeavors to promote self expression, challenge our prejudices, and create an environment where diverse cultures can thrive and learn from one another. We believe that spoken word can bring people together in the ethic of service and community, and we strive to realize that vision in our poems and in our actions.

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Vanderbilt University Concert Choir

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The Concert Choir is the oldest performing group on campus. Our membership consists of undergraduate students of all majors who love to sing. We perform 3 concerts per year and go on tour over spring break to sing and recruit. Come be a part of VUCC!

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Vanderbilt University Theatre

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Vanderbilt University Theatre (VUT) is both a student organization and the producing division of the Vanderbilt University Department of Theatre. VUT's season consists of three to four main-stage productions per year that are directed and designed by our professional faculty with student actors and crews, in addition to several studio productions that are entirely student-run. VUT productions are staged in Neely Auditorium next to Alumni Lawn.

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Vanderbilt Variations

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Founded in 1997, Variations is Vanderbilt's premier co-ed a cappella group! We usually have 12-15 undergraduate students and have a wide repertoire ranging from Beyoncé to Ed Sheeran to Macklemore. We hold concerts at the end of each semester, in addition to performing at various campus events throughout the year. We audition new members at the beginning of each semester.

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Vandy Taal

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We sing A Cappella music that combines South Asian music with music of Western influence - mixing pop hits of today with Bollywood music and songs of other languages

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Vandy Tango Club

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The Vanderbilt Tango Club offers free classes and practicas to all Vanderbilt students, staff, and faculty! If you are not a part of Vanderbilt, no worries, the cost for our weekly lessons and practicas is only $5. The lessons vary week to week but always involve an important element of Argentine Tango. Check out our website for upcoming events, including classes, practicas, and workshops.

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Victory A Cappella

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Victory is Vanderbilt University's Christian a cappella music group, using a variety of different styles of Christian music to worship God and to make His name known. In addition, we seek to lift up our members in fellowship, seek God and His power through prayer, and support members' personal spiritual growth, all through a Scriptural foundation.

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Voce A Cappella

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A traditionally all-female a cappella group made up of students from all grade levels. We love to sing, and we love to do that all together. Voce is the group for girls who love to sing in the shower, but aren't particularly sure they want to be touring on stage. We really value our reputation as the lower-stakes all-girls a cappella group on campus :)

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Voices of Praise

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Vanderbilt's Voices of Praise is a gospel ministry comprised of 5 separate ministries; Choir, Dance, Mime, Chosen Step, and Spoken Word. Voices of Praise was founded in 1992 when God gave three young women, Kimberly Parmer, LaTrice McBee, and Stephanie Grier the amazing vision of this ministry, which has grown and continues to grow with the Lord's blessing. We welcome you to fellowship and worship with us in song, dance, step, mime, and spoken word.