DanceSoc: What’s New

Determined to be noticed this year, Dance society is coming back with a bang, one of the largest, friendliest, enthusiastic and fun societies on campus. With a new look, new committee, new central location (James Hall) and new events, we are evolving to find new ways to encourage all to dance. As a well-established, award-winning society we will continue to offer amazing opportunities to compete nationally and perform on and off campus, but what else is new this year?
The biggest news to hit the dance scene on campus last term was the merge of Dance society and Ballet society. Over the course of the next year the two committees will be working together to create the greatest, largest, most talented and harmonious societies set to get going next autumn. We thought it was about time that there was just one place where dancers can enjoy all dance styles and compete, perform and socialise together. No longer will dancers feel split loyalties or struggle to make both societies’ events, as this year we will be working together closely to ensure socials, competitions and performances are for all members from both societies.

In other news… we are looking for creative, imaginative and innovative dancers to choreograph for our upcoming events, showcases and competitions. Dance society offers the opportunity for people to work with an idea and music they love to create a piece, whether it be their first time trying or they are an accomplished choreographer. With our annual Christmas showcase approaching, performed on campus, this is the most fantastic opportunity for new choreographers to have a go. We encourage every single member of our society to take part in this and can’t wait to get started on it!
For those that just love to dance, we of course have our wealth of weekly classes for all abilities. Taught by our talented student teachers, we provide affordable tuition in Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Belly Dance, Commercial and ZUMBA too! An exciting development this year will be our Performance squad. This year the squad, which was tried and tested last year, is set to be improved and organised by our dedicated Captain, offering amazing opportunities for those who love to perform.

As if that wasn’t enough, Dance society is also offering the amazing opportunity to have master classes this year. We look forward to welcoming external teachers including an Outstanding Choreographer currently working with MATTHEW BOURNE on his Lord of the Flies production!

Excited? We certainly are! A busy, busy year ahead for Dance society. We hope that by evolving and continuing to offer new opportunities and experiences everyone can see how fantastic it is to learn the beautiful art of Dance.

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