The Extras: Putting on a Show


With 400 plus student groups and tons of events daily, how does a Brown student navigate life outside of the lecture hall? I’m Lily Hartmann, and I am the freshmen behind “The Extras”; the blog that aims to give you a glimpse into the most exciting and noteworthy activities on campus. Throughout the year this blog will give you snapshots of what Brunonians do when they aren’t hitting the books on College Hill!

This time of year the number of performances on campus is high. Whether you want to see an orchestra performance, a student written opera, standup comedy or a dance show, there is something planned for everyone. This coming week one of the most demanded shows on campus will be going on in Alumnae Hall: The IMPULSE Dance Company’s 11th Annual Spring Show. imPulse is Brown’s group of hip-hop specialists, but they do everything from contemporary, to dancehall, jazz funk, and other styles of dance into their performances too! Their show runs two nights and they are bound to sell out each year.

imPulse was started in 2004, and over time it evolved into a hip-hop focused group. The great thing about this group is that they give every dancer an opportunity to choreographic original pieces and bring their own style to their work. imPulse produces an annual show, and also performs in a few small shows each semester.  With the belief that everyone has something to contribute, they welcome anyone and everyone to their auditions and workshops that happen throughout the semester, but of course come with a passion for dancing. imPulse is your group to try out for if you want to experience hip-hop dance at a high level. Here is a link to imPulse’s YouTube page if you want to check our some of their routines:

The Blog Daily Herald named their upcoming show as on of the cool things you shouldn’t miss this semester, so they are definitely a group to watch out for and one of the most talented companies on campus. Take a look at their promo video if you’re interested:

Let me know if you’re interested in hearing about more of the dance group on campus by sending me an email! Or if you’re interested in hearing more about imPulse from someone in the group shoot me an email, and I can connect you to a group member!

Have questions about a specific student group or event on campus? Want me to cover a specific topic in my next post? Feel free to shoot me an email at with any of your questions and comments


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