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UNL FACULTY DANCE CLUB

Offers fine dining, conversation, and dancing to a live band. Between September and April, dances are held one Saturday each month at the East Student Union. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM, and the band plays from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Everyone is encouraged to come for the meals because this helps cover the costs of the ballroom. Dues and non-member fees help pay for the bands. Meals help pay for the ballroom. Your help on a dance committee makes the work load lighter and the Faculty Dance Club experience fun for everyone.

Dues for 2015-2016 were $140/couple for the full season (8.75/person/dance), or $75/couple for a single semester. Non-members were charged $30/couple for the dance. Meals are in addition to the dues and non-member fees.

Reservations are required for dinner and/or dance and are due one week prior to each dance. Dinners are a flat rate. Dance themes and menus usually are announced by e-mail about ten days prior to a dance. Late cancellations are discouraged (our club is charged for the meals whether or not those who order them attend). Donations to the club are appreciated and help us engage high quality bands.

For more information, please contact club presidents Patti & Bob Jones:

Scroll to RESOURCES at the bottom of the page for Dance Committee Guidelines, maps, and more.
Want to preview the next dance menu? Visit The Dance Card.
Looking for more places to dance? Visit our Local Dance Opportunities page.

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  Dance Schedule for Fall of 2016
  Dance Date: Band:  
  Saturday, September 24 Stan Galli & Stuff  
Saturday, October 29 Greg Spevak Orchestra  
**FRIDAY, November 18 Gaylin Sudik Dance is on a Friday**
Saturday, December 10 Bobby Layne & his Orchestra  
Dance Schedule for Spring of 2017
Dance Date: Band:  
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Fabtones  
Saturday, February 18 Leo Lonnie  
Saturday, March 11 Greg Spevak Orchestra  
Saturday, April 8 Leo Lonnie  
Do you know of a band our members would enjoy? Please tell our club officers. Most helpful would be if you know the band's fee, their contact information, and details of any upcoming public performances so club officers can go listen to their music. Let us know about bands you've discovered!

 

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Faculty Dance Club Officers:

Presidents Patti & Bob Jones

Presidents Elect Marie & Tom Vodvarka

Secretaries Connie & Jim Kisling

Treasurers Lynne & David Smith

 

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Information on this site usually is updated within a day of when the website manager receives it.
If what you're looking for isn't here, please contact a club officer. Thank you!

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Historic Perspective:

In 1914 Dr. Winette Orr, a surgeon at an orthopedic hospital, and his wife invited friends to dancing parties at the hospital. In 1916 the group selected Faculty Dance Club as its name, and became a formal organization in 1923-24 with the election of a president. In 1977 membership was expanded to include Doane College, Southeast Community College, Lincoln Public Schools, and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

In the early years, dances were held in a variety of locations. The old NU library (Architecture Hall) often was used. Other popular places included Roseland Ballroom (11th & N Streets), the Shrine Club (Hillcrest), the old Lincoln Hotel (Holiday Inn), and the original Cornhusker Hotel. The Activities Building on East Campus and the Nebraska Student Union also were used. Dances now are held almost exclusively in the East Union, although in recent years the City Campus Union and the Hillcrest Country Club also were occasional venues. Live bands continue to be a trademark at the Club's eight dances each year. Until the mid-1940s, tuxedos were occasionally the dress for a dance. Costume parties also were popular during the Club's first fifty years. Except for the December holiday dance, today's attire is less formal.

 


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Resources:

LOCAL DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Dance Card (details regarding our next dance)

MAPS for Members, Guests, and Bands

Faculty Dance Club DANCE COMMITTEE GUIDELINES

Vegetarian Menu Options

Faculty Dance Club Duties of Officers

What is Line of Dance?
Find new dance steps and tips
at the ballroomdancers.com
Learning Center.

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