Virtual Div Dance – April 25

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After seeing the idea of a virtual DIV dance party floated by a number of Antiochians online, Shalini Deo ’02, College Trustee, reached out to me to see if this idea could become reality. She thought it would be fun to put together a Div type event and so Virtual Div Dance was born!

The Div dance tradition stretches back through generations. For many decades Antioch College had an academic model that divided the school year and the student body into two groups. These groups, or Divisions, of students, studied and co-oped on the same sequence, so while Div A was studying, Div B students were on Co-op. The next term the schedule reversed and the Divs switched. At the end of each academic term there was a big party that became known as the Div Dance. Although we did not follow the Division model when I was a student, Div Dance was still the biggest party of the year! (Read College Archivist Scott Sander’s “Some History of Div Dance.”)

Now we are organizing and hosting a party featuring six Antiochian DJs from across several generations spinning six hours of Antioch favorites! More than 100 people have signed up already!

The party is Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 4–10 PM EDT. We’ll be using Zoom to allow maximum engagement, music and fun. Not only will you have the option to see your friends’ dance moves in their video feeds but the chat features will allow you to reach out to old friends directly or send messages to the entire group!

Mark your calendars and be sure to RSVP to the event on our Alumni site. The link and password to access the party will be sent via email to those who have RSVP’d.

All alumni and current community members are invited so put on your best quarantine outfit and join the party! In the tradition of Div parties, let’s make it legendary!

So who is spinning the tracks?!

4p – Gene Lohman ’71 – (aka Clean Gene!)

5p – Judy Wolert Maldonado ’05 (aka DJ Juju!)

6p – Ricardo Muniz ’89

7p – Shannon McCarville ’02 (aka DJ Shanny Mac!)

8p – Shane Creepingbear ’08 (aka DJ Creepingbear!)

9p- Randy Reiss ’94

Stay Tuned!

About April Wolfold ’92

April Wolfold is a graduate of the Antioch College Class of 1992 and recently returned to serve as Director of Alumni Relations.

April earned her degree in Literature and Women’s Studies then launched a 30 year career in technology upon graduation. She managed technical services at four Universities, including UC Berkeley where she worked for 10 years.

5 Comments

  1. Cheryl Seals Mobley Gonzalez

    Can’t wait!

    Reply
  2. Bob Goldsmith '76

    De Montréal :

    Je serai là

    Reply
  3. Zee Gamson'59, Bill Gamson'55

    Bill and I will roll up our carpet, get out our saddle shoes and knock ourselves out, sorta.
    Twill be fun to dance with you!

    Reply
  4. Barbara Kossy

    I lost the link.

    Reply

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