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Candidate for the position of Dance Society - Vice-President

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Esmé Tung

Hi! I’m Esmé, my pronouns are (she/her), and I’ll be going into my third year of Liberal Arts (Digital Cultures major, Politics minor) next year. I’m running for Vice President for Dance Soc’s 2022-23 committee because despite being on study abroad for a term, I’ve absolutely loved getting to know everyone and hope to facilitate the same welcoming environment next year too. I'm excited and determined to learn from feedback, and organize and facilitate even more amazing events!

About me:

I’ve broken down some of my experiences and assets that I believe make me a strong candidate for being Dance Soc’s ’22-’23 Vice President. I hope you can take the time to skim through, but the tl;dr is that I’m determined to uphold the structure of Dance Soc so that our President and Committee members are able to fully realise their objectives and ambitions for the society.

I know I might not be the most familiar face, but I really hope that you’ll be able to trust me in being your VP next year! I’ve truly found so much joy in the wonderful people that make up Dance Soc and Fusion. I will do my absolute best to make sure we’re smoothly running the society so we can be accessible and inclusive for everyone who wants to dance, whether you’ve been dancing all your life or you’ve just started.

 

Communication:

I believe that my experiences lend me to being well-qualified to take on different and varied positions of responsibility, while still being keenly interconnected with the rest of the committee and society. In being Dance Soc’s ’21-’22 social media and marketing officer, at the same time as being Hallyu/Hi-rise’s ’21-’22 marketing officer all while on study abroad, communication has been key to the ways in which internal committee dynamics that are necessary for societies to functions.

As these are roles are impossible to do alone, continuous reflection on the most effective methods for communication are necessary to see what works, what doesn’t, and how best to seamlessly shift during the course of a year to continue the effective marketing of the group. These are transferable skills that I believe place me in a strong position to help create cohesion for Dance Soc in the coming year.

 

Organisation:

Through my previously mentioned marketing positions, I have a strong sense of being able to coordinate the responsibilities of various roles at the same time. Experience coordinating, scheduling and making executive decisions on the branding of these societies means I have developed a clear understanding of how Dance Soc works internally, knowing how to work with committee effectively, and also in our public image, communicating to the society as a whole.

Prior to my involvement in Dance Soc, I was heavily involved with the organisation and running of Charity Dance Shows, Showcases and Musicals (albeit in a school environment). These included not only the running of these events, but the rehearsal processes, room bookings and ensuring that everyone felt comfortable and supported in the lead up! I believe that all these experiences lead naturally into the position of Vice President, particularly in allowing the President to be able to trust that they can delegate responsibility and that everything will be completed to the high standards expected of Dance Soc.