FAQs

Is there a dress code? What should I wear?

There is no dress code, but it is suggested that guests dress appropriately for a dance. Traditionally the event is semi-formal. While some guests may choose to wear coat and tie, guests are only expected to look presentable as they are in a public setting.

Do I need a date?

Nope. Many guests have a date for the dance, but students also come with a group of friends. It is a great opportunity to meet new people.

What does my ticket cover?

Each ticket is good for one person to attend on Saturday night.

Who is invited? Can I attend the dance?

All students at Virginia Tech are invited to attend — no special invitation is needed. See the Tickets page for ticket information.

What kind of music and dancing will be featured?

The featured band this year is the Kevin MaC Band. Kevin has opened for industry heavy hitters Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, LeAnn Rimes, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Missy Elliott, Blacksreet, T. Mills, Timbaland, J. Cole and Ashanti. He has written and collaborated with some of the most accomplished songwriters in the business, including hitmakers for Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio, Beyonce and Britney Spears.

Some guy tried to sell me tickets. Are these real tickets?

In addition to the ticket office, members of the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club are also selling tickets. If you know a member of the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club, it may be convenient for you to get tickets through him.

What is the German Club? Can I join?

The G.E.R.M.A.N. Club is the oldest fraternal organization at Virginia Tech. Founded originally as a dancing club to provide social events for the University, today the organization focuses on Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. The Midwinter’s Dance is a tradition of the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club for over one hundred years. For more information about the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club, and how to join, visit the German Club website – vtgc.net.

If we get 50 tickets and do not sell them all, do we get charged for all 50 tickets?

Nope! During the bingo and burgers night you can turn in your tickets you didn’t sell along with the money for the tickets you did sell. For example if you take 50 tickets and only sell 40, during the Bingo and Burgers night you will give your coach 10 tickets along with $200 ($5 per ticket) for the 40 tickets you did sell.

If we need more than 50 tickets how can we get them?

If you have sold all 50 of your tickets then there are multiple ways to get more tickets.  Either contact your coaches with a certain number of tickets that you need, or have your philanthropy chair email gcmidwinter@gmail.com to request more tickets.  Also keep in mind that the tickets are all first come first serve!

Where else can we buy tickets?

If you need to purchase tickets for yourself or a date, you can either contact a G.E.R.M.A.N. Club member or stop by the squires ticket booth. But to help raise more money for your group  try and buy them from the tickets given to your philanthropy chair. This way you get points and money toward your cause. Feel free to sell these tickets to people outside of your group as well!

Do I need to buy a ticket to go to the dance?

Yes. This makes it easier for your group to sell tickets because you can sell them to yourselves!

Is there a website to check who is winning?

Yes!  We have a website with the list of events, current standings, and other pertinent information. The address is:

https://midwinters2016.wordpress.com/standings/

Are we hindered in the competition if we are a very small group/very large group?

We have designed our points system to benefit both large and small groups. The most points are awarded for your fundraising amount. We have split this in two systems to benefit large and small groups. We will award points based off of who has raised the most amount of money total, along with the groups that raise the most dollar per member ratio. This way larger group have an easier time raising large amount of money but have a less dollar per member ratio, while it is the opposite for small groups. We have found this system to eliminate the bias introduced from the number of members and our points system is fair to all groups participating! So everyone has an equal chance of winning the jackpot, so go hard!

Have any other questions? Please bring them to your coaches or feel free to email gcmidwinters@gmail.com

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