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Montclair State Dance Team members pose outside of Bar Anticipation during a fundraiser held last summer. Kyle Bianchi | The Montclarion
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As part of their annual fundraiser, the Montclair State Dance Team (MSDT) is bringing their moves to Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, New York.

This is the third year the team will be raising money for the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year they travel to compete against teams from across the country. In 2018, they won a national title in the Division III Team Performance category.

“The fundraiser provides MSDT opportunities to perform and gather donations through dancing,” Stephanie Issacson, the team’s assistant coach, said.

Attendees can donate $5 or more and receive a wristband. The wristband will allow them to receive happy hour prices, drink specials and take advantage of the two hour food buffet that will be there.

“The food buffet is a perk,” Issacson said. “Guests who donate to the team have access to it during the event.”

The team will also show off their moves and perform on stage during the fundraiser.

“This is the team’s first performance together in the new season,” Gabrielle Pandolfo, MSDT president and captain, said. “I’m excited for everyone and the alumni to see how hard the team is going to work this year to bring home another title.”

MSDT’s annual fundraiser will run from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Wristbands can be bought at Bar Anticipation. The fundraiser is intended for those 21 and older.

Do you feel safe leaving your belongings unattended on campus? Why or why not?

By Rebecca Serviss

Business Administration

Senior

Cassidy Zaruba

“Depends on the situation. If I am in a classroom with someone I know, I will leave [my things] in there. However, if I’m by myself, I will not leave my bag because I don’t know anyone around me.”

Sociology

Junior

Ashley Perri

“No [I don’t feel safe leaving my things out]. I carry a lock on me just in case I have to lock anything up, like in the Student Recreation Center, because I know a lot of people have gotten their stuff stolen.”

Child Advocacy & Policy

Junior

Tatiana Rodriguez

“I feel safe [leaving my things unattend] if I’m in a classroom, but if I’m [around] campus, [like the] cafeteria, [I wouldn’t.]”

Family Science & Human Development

Junior

Tatiana Marram

It depends on the amount of people around. If it’s in a classroom, [I would]. If I’m sitting in the library, it depends on who I’m sitting with.”