Founded at Stanford University in 1998, Alliance 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. Like us on Facebook for updates and more information on future auditions! 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 Sorah Yang, 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", "ASD Junior High", and "Alliance in the Woods." It's our busiest quarter but also our favorite time of the year! Find us on YouTube for videos!
Alliance has performed both on and off campus. We have performed for small audiences (freshman dorms and dining halls) as well as 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. Below are a couple of our featured videos. For more, check out our YouTube!
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow our social media!