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Dancing In The Midst Of Nature – IE Dance Club

Written on December 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

The IE Dance Club has hosted a series of dance sessions at no other place, but the Retiro Park. Doesn’t it sound fun! Well, we loved the weather during the summers and fall and decided to practice our passionate art surrounded by the gorgeous nature that the park adorns.
We started with an informal “Meet & Greet” picnic which had music, snacks and Salsa dancing. After the very appreciated session, we continued with rolling sessions of various dance styles like Salsa, Hip-hop, Zumba and Bollywood. It was such a refreshing change for all the dance lovers that we feel sad that it’s too cold now to dance in the mid of the nature till it’s summer again.
All sessions were free of charge and was open for all keens. The coaches were our own students and alumni who sportily took up the opportunity to spread their knowledge and show-off their skills. Promoting fitness while enjoying the scenic views is an experience that none can deny.

For the future, now that the sessions in the open are not feasible, we aim at hosting more sessions in closed halls and studios. Our motive is to keep encouraging the art of dancing on a regular basis, and we would give in our best to do so, as the club.

So, stay tuned for our upcoming events and we promise to not let you down.

We communicate through the art or dancing and we embrace every individual who speaks this language of expression too!



We Strive To Spread The Art Of Dancing – IE Dance Club

Written on December 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

IE Dance Club is one of the most exciting art clubs of the school. It provides a unique value proposition to all its members and works on a highly interactive module. Why do we say so?

From freshers to experts: We are a heterogenous mix of people with all levels of skills and experiences. We have members who have never shook a leg on a song before well as those who have been professionally trained and with some significant awards and achievements in their resume. Our sessions vary in their level of choreography as well, we have those for the beginners well as those for experts. All we envision is to give everyone an opportunity to learn and love this art.

Free or not free: Our sessions are balanced in terms of the cost of learning. Numerous of our weekly sessions are free of charge while others are with a basic fee. We never host highly priced events as to allow everyone to register without having to budget their week’s expenditure. The club members also attend events hosted by third party organizers wherein we have a special guest list created for our members and special discounts at most times. So, Salsa a session with a cocktail after? It’s all arranged for you!

Volunteering to teach: A large number of our club members volunteer to share their skills of a specific genre of dancing by volunteering to teach. They host a single or a series of sessions that are extremely interactive and fun to experience. Isn’t it amazing to see how dedicated they are, to be taking this special effort  for the satisfaction of sharing the art!

We welcome everyone: To add a cherry on the cake, the club strives to spread the art of dancing to as many people of the IE community as possible. It is open to not just the students of IE but also to their family members and friends. We do not believe in restricting the entry to our sessions within the school, but we aim towards engaging as many keens as we could. Our motive is to keep a free-flow of learning and fun to everyone and we have been successful is doing so until now.
We communicate through the art of dancing and we embrace every individual who speaks this language of expression too!



Life, sweat and salsa!

Written on July 14, 2016 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

Around early 2015, his regular doctoral student life is getting monotonous. One fine Tuesday evening, he decides to join the IE Dance Club salsa classes. His first class is a terror. He is not used to dancing with a partner. He is awkward. He is sweating profoundly. The girl dancing with him asks him to relax and let go. It doesn’t help. He doesn’t give up and returns to the class next week. He starts getting better. He gets selected for the IE Salsa team 2015 but cannot join. He is determined to continue learning at the IE Dance Club, get selected again next year and participate.

As luck would have it, he is one of the jury selecting the team 2016. As a jury member he sees the potential of the team selected. He doubts it may be unfair to join the team as he has not been selected through the jury process. The potential for the selected team and his partner’s enthusiasm allay his doubts. Due to participation criteria he cannot join the team for MBAT. He is joins the team of IESE Spring Games 2016. His partner drops out last minute. He searches for a new partner to dance with him in the team and starts afresh.

The team has 10 days to choreograph, learn and perfect the performance before the show. The team practices all over IE (LaunchPad, MM31 8th floor corridor) and all over Madrid (various studios), sometimes at odd hours. The team is a fighter. The team is doing a beautiful job of balancing academic and social commitments at IE and the dance practices. The team is battling class schedules to be available to travel to Barcelona for the competition. The team practices hard. The team practices fast. The team does not get

The team gathers at the venue before the performance to prepare. He is not there yet. He is unreachable. In his head, he is walking towards the venue. Apparently he is lost and is walking in the opposite direction. He bumps into a known face who redirects him to the venue. He reaches the venue just in time. The team gathers together for one last word. The team is raring to go.

The team is on stage. The team is performing. The crowd is going ballistic. The performance is midway. The technology gives way. The team does not lose morale. The team keeps the crowd involved. The team starts with the performance again. The technology gives way again. This happens 2 more times. The team keeps going. The adrenaline keeps pumping. The team is on stage for 15 mins. The technology finally supports. The team finishes its performance. The audience notices the team’s absolute love for dance. The audience notices the team’s hard work. The applause does not stop. The team is soaking it all.

The team gathers together on the floor. The team dances together waiting for the result. The winner is announced. The team is felicitated in gold. The team is respectful to its competitors. The team celebrates with the competition. The team takes a round of pictures. The team disbands.

He continues salsa. He dances at the MBAT practices. He celebrates the MBAT team’s victory in Paris. He dances at the Latin party.

The team regroups for one final performance. The team shrinks. The team gets a new member. The team rechoreographs the same dance. The team relearns the same dance. The team perseveres. The team is dancing on home territory for the first time. The team performs. The team transmits. The team thrills. The team disbands again. The team will reunite again one day.

The team thanks IE Dance Club for bringing it together. The team thanks its audience for all the love. The team thanks Berna and Suzzane for being the backbone. The team thanks IE Campus Life for all the support.

The team is IE Salsa Adrenalina. The team is Kamayani, Lara, Marie, Olivia, Kareem, Manan, Arslan and Murillo. The team adds Juanjo. The team is everybody. He is nobody.


Fiesta and Siesta in Retiro Park

Written on July 11, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional

The Park day  took place on May 22nd. In collaboration with Dance club, Entertainment Industry Club brought the salsa workshop to Retiro Park along with the live guitar performances from MCC students. photo1


The idea of park day is to expose the concept of Entertainment Industry club to more IE students. An outdoor entertaining activity with nice weather and picnic helps IE students networking to a different level. There are many more entertainment related activities or industry news in our daily life, let Entertainment Industry Club show you more!


My MBAT journey actually started in February with an audition. We were all excited about the audition as dance club coordinators and we all wanted to find dancers who were going to represent IE in MBAT. Even though I was a coordinator, I also competed with everyone to get in to the team and at the end we created our dream team. It was exciting to meet with so many new and good dancers there.salsa5

salsa2During these months I was in the second term of my MBA and it was getting harder every day. It was impossible for us to start practicing and doing all the group works and presentations. The workload was too much. One day we changed our mindset and started seeing dance practices as small escapes from all the craziness we had been going through.

Learning a completely new choreography is always hard and getting to know a new dance partner at the same time is even harder. We started creating our choreography but there was something missing, the charm.

One day before MBAT, 02:00 am in Madrid. Still having fun!



During our practices we got a lot of help from Talent Show winners Manan&Vanessa and thanks to them we were able to add little details to our dance. Last 2 weeks every night we met in the studio and spent at least 3 hours a day. That was a real commitment. Sometimes we needed to sacrifice the things we loved to make it to the practice. However, I still can say every second was worth it because we became a family. I am really proud that I got the chance to represent IE with my favorite sport, Salsa!     

             It’s show time! We are ready! Ricardo, Berna, Kareem, Suzy, Arslan, Olivia                



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