The Virtual Spring Party hosted by York International celebrates the achievement of students finishing the winter semester and welcomes incoming York University students. We want to acknowledge and congratulate all the York students for all things they have done during this pandemic, whether they are on the front lines or helping to flatten their curve by staying home. This Spring Party will serve as a showcase of that enthusiasm, spirit, and energy York students and alumni have to offer.
The event will feature performances from fellow York students and alumni, a dance lesson from Athletics and Recreation, fun activities to get know each other, and much more. If you are interested in performing or submitting a video of your performance to be screened at the event, please contact Marierose Talla at email@example.com or Kelly Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I join?
We will be celebrating at two time periods on May 15th to include those who are currently abroad.
Once you've RSVP'd, you will receive a unique link and password to join our event. Can't wait to see you there!
Catch a sneak peak!
Here are some of our tips to get in the party mood:
1. Worried you might feel shy? Invite your friends!
Virtual parties might seem daunting if you're not sure who else is going and how to introduce yourself if you don't know anyone! Make this party your own by inviting your fellow York friends and classmates to hang out and reconnect!
2. Think about your party snacks
Perhaps one of the best things about virtual parties is that you can decide the food and drinks! Order in or prep your favourite party snacks ahead of time to get you excited. Tag @yorkugoglobal or @yorku_intl with the hashtag #YUSpringParty to tell us what you got cooking!
3. Dress to the Nines!
We all know of an outfit that makes us feel ready to conquer the world. Take this party as a chance to get out of those quarantine sweatpants and into that outfit! Get ready to your favourite pump up playlist and feel great about how you look! Follow the hashtag ##YUSpringParty for some fashion inspo and add your own!
4. Prepare your space!
Set the decorations and lighting in your space to match the party mood. You could also upload photos to your Zoom Account or use our Virtual Spring Party Background and use the Virtual Background to make feel like a true party. Visit this website for guidance on Zoom Backgrounds.
5. Get into the Spirit!
Follow the hashtag #YUSpringParty on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what your fellow students are doing to get ready for this celebration. We want to see your Spirit!
Among all the activities and fun to be had, we'll also be hearing from special performers from York University Community. Check them out!
Graduate of York's Arts, Media, Design, and Performance Department, Luke Reece is a theatre producer, playwright, spoken word poet, and arts educator. He is the Producer for Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company, Obsidian Theatre, and a Member of the Toronto Poetry Project. Through his work as an artistic leader within the national arts community, he advocates for engaging and nuanced storytelling that challenges Canadian audiences.
Luke is one of Toronto’s most decorated slam poets, winning multiple national titles and representing Canada at the 2019 World Cup of Poetry Slam in Paris, placing 4th. He was also featured performing for Serge Ibaka on his show ‘How Talented Are You?’.
Alexandria is a York University Psychology major and Zumba instructor. She is passionate about dance and enjoys sharing it with others. She strongly believes in the power of movement and the amazing benefits that dance has to offer. She currently teachers the Zumba Classes for YorkU's MUV Online fitness classes. She considers York a second home and is excited to be a part of this Virtual Spring Party that can bring everyone together!
Vanier College Productions
Vanier College Productions is a theatre company offering students across all disciplines at York University the opportunity to a perform, produce and create in a theatrical setting. Despite the distance, Vanier College Productions cast members and crew came together to produce the first-ever livestream of the company's annual showcase "Breaking Curtain." The result? A broadcast filled with glorious musical performances!
Jisun is a Korean traditional dancer. After studying dance at Sangmyung University’s College of the Arts in South Korea, she joined the Kangwon Province Art Company. In 2014, performed at the closing ceremonies of the Sochi Paralympic Games. She now lives in the USA with her husband and two children.