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Terp Fall ’14: Sunflowers, Suspenders, and Sex Goddesses

“A sunflower is born and dies while Bjork sings lullabies.”—Eriq Robinson ’15


Terpsichore is a student-run and student-choreographed dance show that happens once every semester. There’s a variety of dance genres, from breakdance to weird art concept dance, and a range of dancers from the non-experienced to trained. This semester’s dance features both Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and a Bjork-soundtracked dance about sunflowers. There are over 100 students participating (probably the reason why Terp sold out a week ago), so you definitely will recognize some of the dancers.

There are two Terp shows tonight, one at 7PM and one at 10PM (the drunk show), and a show at 1PM on Saturday in the World Music Hall. You will probably still get in if you show up early and put your name on the waitlist.

In order to find out a bit more about the choreographers and the choreographing process, I asked this semester’s Terp choreographers about their experience with the show. There are 12 dances in the show, and not all of their choreographers are represented here. Check out the show to see them for yourself!

Terp Auditions


From Stellar ‘she dances?’ Levy ’15:

Terpsichore is looking for people of all types, sizes, and experience levels to be part of an amazing community of dancers!

Terpsichore is an extremely unique and awesome student choreography showcase that occurs each semester. Any student can choose to choreograph a dance and would present a short phrase at the auditions. Anyone at the audition can try out for any and all pieces! In the past, dances have involved Dracula’s Wedding, Space Jam, ballet, modern, 80s workouts, and some great hip-hop.

If you are interested in being in Terp Core (the dancers who run the show and assist choreographers in their process), the audition will be immediately following the normal auditions.

If you can’t come to auditions and want to participate in Terp this semester, OR you want to choreograph, please contact nrthompson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or erein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu BY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON.


Date: Sunday, Sept 21
Time: 6:15 pm
Place: Fayerweather

Terpsichore Fall Show

Courtesy of Caroline Shadle ’16:

Terpsichore is back y’all and you won’t want to miss this semester’s show! This fall’s completely student-choreographed show features a wide range of dances from breaking, to hip-hop, to contemporary…(and there might even be some twerking). So come out next Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th to the World Music Hall to see the show!
Tickets are on sale now for $4 at the Box Office in Usdan so get them soon!
Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (Center for the Arts)
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

Photos: Spring Terpsichore Show

Noted campus photographer Mike Nakhla ’13 got some excellent shots at last weekend’s Terpsichore performance, as he is wont to do. The complete album is on Facebook; you can also check it out below. For more of Nakhla’s photography, click here or check out his website.

Terpsichore Spring Show


The ever so wonderful Matt Carney ’13 writes in to let y’all know about the Terpsichore Spring Show, a performance so incredible that it’s already sold out. Read on for details about the event and perhaps a way you can still grab a seat as well:

It’s that time of the year again! Come on down to the World Music Hall for Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced spring show! Featuring a range of student-choreographed items including contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and a whole lot more dancing awesomeness! You wouldn’t wanna miss out. Tickets are $4 and are available at the Usdan Box Office from a scalper near you. The wait list will go up an hour before every show at World Music Hall.

Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes: Friday, April 12th @ 7pm and 10pm AND Saturday, April 13th @ 1pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4

Audition for Terpsichore


Stellar Levy ’15 wants you to pop, lock, and drop it looowwwww:

Terpsichore Auditions!

What show combines football players in Hawaiian print short shorts, Beyonce, body paint, Rihanna, b-boying, tap, jazz, contemporary dance, insane light shows, and zombies sometimes?

One word – Terp.

Terpsichore is a show that happens every semester for any students who want to dance or choreograph, regardless of previous training. These auditions are for the entire Terpsichore show; pieces range from anything from tap and contemporary to ballet and hiphop…and always something fun in between.

ANYONE can choreograph and EVERYONE dances. If you want to choreograph for the show, bring a short excerpt of your dance, or something similar to the dance you will create, and some MUSIC (on an ipod please)!

Photos: Terpsichore Fall Show

Resident campus photo menace Mike Nakhla ’13 just sent over this batch of unsurprisingly fantastic shots of Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced show last night. As Terp tradition goes, anyone can choreograph, and everyone who auditioned got to be in at least one piece. Stupidly, I missed it, but according to Sam Melvin ’13, the show featured “the styles included hip hop, break dancing, burlesque (kind of), contemporary, jazz, a fun beach-themed mash-up (huge group number), and a piece to the Natalie Portman Rap.”

All photos by Nakhla.

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Terpsichore Fall Show

Matt Carney ’13 invites you to the hottest dance show on campus:

It’s that time of the year again! Come on down to the World Music Hall for Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced fall show! Featuring a range of student-choreographed items including contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and a whole lot more dancing awesomeness! You wouldn’t wanna miss out. Tickets are $4 and are available at the Usdan Box Office.

Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Saturday, Nov 10th @ 7pm 10pm
Sunday, Nov 11th @ 2pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

Audition for Terpsichore on Saturday

Sierra Livious ’14 hollers:

Remember? Dance Showcase? 6 beast ass chicks danced to Joss Stone? You ‘member, ‘member?

Well, luckily we’re gonna have some beast ass auditions to accompany that performance. For those who do not know, Terpsichore Core is a company that puts on a show every semester for any students who want to dance or choreograph, regardless of previous training. The auditions are for others’ pieces, which range anything from tap and contemporary to ballet and hiphop…and always something fun in between. Terp Core auditions will follow the pieces’ auditions.

Meet us THIS SATURDAY @ 2pm in Fayerweather Dance Studio (next to Usdan). Come open minded and ready to move!

Terp Dance Show – sold out!

Cynthia Tong ’14, professional Furby impersonator and Asian baby peddler, has informed me that tickets for the Terpsichore Spring Dance show has officially been sold out on all time slots. If you’re still hell-bent on watching it, here are a few ways to getting a chance:

  • Go here for the Facebook event. Make a wall post asking for extra tickets or something.
  • Use the comments section down below to indicate if you have extras or are looking for extras.
  • Consider waiting at the World Music Hall before the show to capitalize on open spaces/no-shows.
  • Consider watching through the side windows.

And to sign off with the way they always sign off:

Be there.
Dancing is hot.

Dates: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th
Times: 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm on Saturday
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: $4