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DOBC Prepares to Strut Its Stuff

Looking for something fun to do in that awkward time period between dinner and going out this weekend? We've got you covered. This weekend, the Dance Organization of Boston College will put on its annual three night show in Robsham Theatre, aptly titled STRUT. The show will take place on February 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m. and will feature PATU and Sexual Chocolate.

The members of DOBC have been working tirelessly to put this year’s show together, and STRUT features more than 20 fully student choreographed performances. The dances in the show will highlight a variety of different dance styles, including jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, contemporary, pointe, and hip hop.

This year’s show, STRUT, will emphasize different themes of female empowerment and individuality, making the show particularly relevant in today’s political climate. The guest performances also illustrate the theme of diversity, which goes hand-in-hand with the emphasis on feminism and individuality.

DOBC is a completely unique organization, as it is composed of two different groups. The performance group is composed of approximately 40 dancers who perform in all of the organization’s shows throughout the year, including the highly-anticipated ALC Showdown. For this year’s performance, STRUT, the company has been practicing all year with several rehearsals each week. In preparation, dancers in the performance group are required to attend conditioning twice a week on top of rehearsals for each of the dances they are in. Each performer is required to participate in at least two dances; however, most dancers choose to dance in more than that.

In addition to the performance group, DOBC offers weekly classes in a variety of dance styles and classes are free to all members of the BC community. If you are interested in learning more about these classes, email DOBC’s director Lizzie Takash, CSON '18, at

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