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 have various themes that can fit everyone's interests. Examples of K-Pop Idol groups are BTS, Seventeen, BlackPink, AOA and Twice! We also love J-Pop like Perfume, Q'ulle and Vocaloid! 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 our sessions, we have different sections which include mirrored dances, random dance playlists, learning dances together and more! 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.
I haven't danced before but I want to join...
That's amazing! Idol is for the people who have always dreamt of being part of a dance group but never had the courage to or felt like they weren't great at dancing. We welcome anyone of any talent and will help you learn techniques, moves and skills so you can say "Yes I can dance like Taemin". Although we aren't professionals, we'll do our best so we can learn together.
Anyone is able to join us, we're always excited to have new members! We promote confidence and encourage our members to try new things through the power of dance!
When do we meet?
COVID-19 note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Idol Society sessions will not be taking place physically due to government guidelines on social distancing. Our meetings and activities will take place long-distance on our Discord server; you will receive an invite upon expressing interest and/or paying for membership. Distance sessions will mimic regular sessions where possible, including video-call tutorials and random dance plays, as well as additional activities such as quizzes and gaming sessions.
We meet twice a week: on Tuesdays at 4-6:15PM in the sixth-form college dance studio, then 6:45-9PM in L410 (Flaxman building) and Thursdays between 5-9pm in L410 only.
Who runs the society?
Our committee members are as follows:
Manager: Sam Thrussell
Finance: Lanz Literatus
Communications: Syeda (Joy) Islam
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.
We hope to perform with you soon!