Stanford University, 1998
Founded at Stanford University in 1998, Alliance Streetdance is a completely student-run hip hop dance team. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from classical ballet to old school funk, and our different styles and experiences are reflected in our choreography. We have unique style and swag, love storytelling through dance, and push ourselves to provide you with a show you can't get anywhere else! Audition for our team, come to our workshops, and check us out at our performances!
Every fall we hold auditions and welcome newbies into our dance family - we love freshmen, grad students, and everyone in between! No experience is necessary, and all choreography will be learned during the audition process. Check back soon for a Facebook event link and more information on 2017-2018 auditions! Last year's auditions looked like this. Be sure to visit us at the Activities Fair during late September at the start of the year. Email us with any additional questions... or dance memes.
In addition to performing, we often host or co-host workshops for the entire Stanford community. Sometimes we bring in outside choreographers, and sometimes we collab with other dance groups on campus. In the past few years, our workshops have featured Kyle Limin, Jason Rillera, Paul Ross, Ellen Kim, Gigi Torres, Marc Dizon, Ian Eastwood, and Brittnie Aguilar! The workshops are open to all Stanford students so like us on Facebook for updates on when and where they will be happening.
At the end of spring quarter, Alliance hosts "Hipnotized," a dance showcase for the Stanford dance community and beyond. We invite a diverse variety of student dance groups to perform as well as many off-campus performers. Past year themes have included "The Sleepover", "Paradise", and "ASD Junior High." It's our busiest quarter but also our favorite time of the year! Get hype for one of the biggest dance performances of the year. Find us on YouTube for videos!
Check out our most recent performances!
Alliance has performed both on and off campus. We performed for small audiences (freshman dorms and dining halls) but also for huge audiences (Stanford basketball halftime shows as well as Bay Area television!) We are a performance-based team -- we dance because we love it and hope to share that with our community.
Our own annual show! From the pacer test to detention, we brought back your favorite middle school jams to pretend those three years of awkwardness never happened.
We took a walk down memory lane (cringe) to film this promotional video for our spring show. Yes, we danced in a bus. Yes, we filmed at a middle school. Yes, those are overalls. No, we weren't actually all that cool back then.
Catch us reppin' our Alliance gear at DV8's annual winter quarter show!
Check out the groups from Gigi Torres' workshop this year. All dancers are welcome to these workshops - you'll see members of Alliance, DV8, Common Origins, and more!
Breaking Ground is Common Origin's annual fall quarter performance. Here's our tribute to Kanye, featuring his classics throughout the years.
As the first performance for the newbies post-audition, Party on the Edge is an annual arts celebration at Cantor Arts Center. Check out last year's newbies wearing white and denim!
Throwback to Hipnotized in 2016! Our theme was "Paradise"...see what happens when Alliance goes on a cruise, This was a special show as we were able to bring GRV to perform and hold workshops!
We had so much fun shooting this promo video at Baker Beach in San Francisco! Lesson of the day: dancing in sand is hard.
Though you can click on images above to get video links, here are a few of our favorites!