Gyms A – C in the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness center are currently reserved for Sing Song, while other facilities are ready for many visitors.
The three gyms will serve as a holding area for all the upstage groups.
“The [performers] wait there until it’s time to warm up, then they move to the concourse, go on stage, perform, then return to the gyms to wait for the finale,” said Tom Craig, director of Student Activities and Productions.
“Having a space like the gyms is of great value to us because it’s the only space large enough where we can assemble a cast of 1,500 and rotate them on and off stage,” Craig said. “And it’s fun. In the gyms you get to visit with your friends.”
The gyms will be closed Thursday through Saturday but will reopen Sunday.
“For as long as Sing Song has been in Moody Coliseum, we’ve used the gyms in this way. We call it the Sing Song rotation-moving from the gyms to the concourse to the stage and back again,”said Craig.
The rest of the SRWC, however, is open to visitors. They will be hosting an open house Thursday through Saturday.Â Joel Swedlund, executive director of the SRWC, said visitors can sign in to the guest registry and give themselves a tour of the center or an employee of the SRWC may take them on a guided tour. Visitors are also welcome to come and utilize the facilities to exercise for free. Any non-ACU student must sign a waiver prior to working out. This will allow them access to SRWC classes or use of the equipment.
“Any age can come in and tour,” Swedlund said, “but [visitors] must be over 18 to workout, unless it is during family time.”
Family time is Saturday 9a.m. – 3p.m. and Sunday 3 – 5p.m.
Sing Song is a very busy time for the SRWC, but they are excited to welcome visitors and be a part of such a rich tradition.