Jack MacLeod, a third-year and member of the Virginia No Tones, a singing group for the musically inept, brought the group’s creative performances back to the student body through the popular social media platform TikTok, which focuses on short, user-created videos.
“COVID makes things difficult because we can’t have in-person concerts. Over the summer, the group had decided we wanted to make a TikTok,” MacLeod said. “We had different members send in videos of themselves and put them together in one video. It made us feel like we were together, even though we weren’t.”
Students in UVA’s dance program have had the opportunity to further their craft through online engagement, often featuring talks and classes from professional dancers and leaders in the art form.
“We have offered over a dozen master classes, workshops, artist talks and panels,” associate professor Kim Brooks Mata, artistic director of the dance program, said.