Hello and welcome to the Idol Society! We are the stage stars of Staffordshire University! We are unique individuals that bonded over a love of idol culture and wish to share that dream with as many stars as possible!
What are idols?
Idols are entertainers that perform their own songs, or covers of other popular songs live to an audience. They're cute, sexy, fun and usually just a bunch of loveable dorks. Examples of idol groups are BTS, B.A.P, BlackPink, AOA and Twice! No matter what kind of music you listen to or your performing experience, being an idol isn't all about showing your own smile. It's about putting a smile on those who see you having fun!
What do we do?
For many of our sessions, we rehearse and perform many dances and songs from idol groups and pop culture. We also compose our own songs and choreograph our own dances too. Despite our focus on idol culture, this does not limit us to music from other countries. Some of our idols prefer to focus on western songs or contemporary styles.
Why are we doing this?
Idol is for the people who have always dreampt of being part of a dance group but never had the courage to, those who want to gain or better their skills and for the people who just want to lend a helping hand or offer their support to the idol groups! We do it purely for fun and excitement.
How could you contribute to our shining team?
Everyone from all walks of life can join us. The more that want to join our oddball family, the better! We promote confidence and encourage our members to try new things through the power of song and dance! We have two categories, both with very important tasks:
- Idols: Our stars on the stage and in our online videos. Idols do not have to sing and dance at the same time, they can just sing, just dance, they can even choose to only perform in our videos, rather than on the stage.
- Technicians: Our stars that never fade. This can be technology-related (stage technicians, camera operators etc.), art, or costume design; for those who may not want to perform.
When do we meet?
We meet twice a week, for the 2017/2018 academic year, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 5-9pm. Our sessions are held within L410 in the Flaxman building.
Who runs the society?
Our committee members are as follows:
Manager: Sam Thrussell- He shows up and does a manager thing.
Finance: Peter Thrussell- Idol Society's money guy with a passion for anything to do with food.
Communications: Joshua Boast- The society's man of style, who loves his western and contemporary dances.
So far that’s all you need to know, so come on down and see us! Drop us an email if you want to know about future plans.
For Welcome Week, come to our fun Give it a Go session on Tuesday 25th September, in our usual room Flaxman L410 at 5:00pm - 9:00Pm
We hope to perform with you soon!
All artwork displayed drawn by @sanjichwan (Instagram)