Don’t stop believing

Dawson holds Glee club auditions for students who want to perform

By Dahilia Belinsky

Glee Club auditions were held on Nov. 1 and 2 for any Dawson students who are interested in singing, dancing, playing instruments, and living out their favourite television show.

“Our main goal was to create a club where people who love to sing, dance, and perform can get together and share their talent,” Ben David said. 

The auditions began with co-creator of the Dawson Glee club, Dana Ben David, trying to make everyone comfortable by immediately instigating a no judgement rule. 

“[The Glee Club is] a comfortable place where we [can] gather with people who share [a] common interests in music and performance,” Ben David said. 

By 5:45 p.m. all the all the seats in the classroom were filled and students had to resort to sitting on the floor. “We weren’t sure at first how many people would come to audition, but to our surprise the students surpassed our expectations,” Nicole Raviv, co-creator of Dawson Glee, said. 

Ben David opened the floor for people to audition and people were not shy to go first as  multiple hands shot up right away. 

The song choices varied from Glee covers such as “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Bad Religion,” classic broadway hits,”On My Own” from Les Miz, to an acoustic version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” and “Zombie” by the Cranberries to The Nanny theme song. 

“Having no expectations before the audition, we were amazed by all the talent,” Raviv said. “We’re hoping to make this club quite popular and get the school involved too.”

The singers were singing loudly enough so that teachers in neighbouring classrooms asked the students to quiet down and students passing by asked to come in and watch the auditions.

“The tryouts had a really great energy, I wasn’t expecting it to be as enthusiastic as it was and I think it will translate to the practices,” Director of Media and Communications for the DSU, Matt Mancini, who was also trying out, said. 

Students should be notified if they’ve been accepted for the club today. There is no official day or time for the practices, so “generally they will be announced a week in advance,” Ben David said. 

“I think it is a club that has the potential to host a lot of fun Dawson Student Union (DSU) events that students will enjoy,” Mancini said.

As auditions were only held last week, the first performance date has not been announced, but “we plan on working hard to make our first appearance as Glee Club a big hit!” Raviv said.

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