What We Offer
Our aim of this society is to give you the opportunity to try out new dance styles, improve your skills in those styles and have a fun time doing so! We want our society to be a place where you can come for 2 hours to let loose and have fun!
Our society has its doors open to anyone and everyone, so no matter what shape, size, ethnicity, or even dance ability you are, it doesn't matter, we are all there to have fun and learn new dance styles and routines.
- President: Isabel Oram
- Dance Captain: Olivia Toole
- Vice Dance Captain: Nadia Desai
- Ballet Captain: Daisy Oldershaw
- Social Secretary: Caitlin Madden
- Social Media: Grace Fernyhough
- Treasurer: Keely Russell
- Participation and Inclusion Officer: Isabella Hayward
The first three classes are free! This is so you can get a feel for the society without committing from the start. If after these 3 weeks you are successful in the audition process and want to join the society, an annual membership is £60. You can join the society at any time in the academic year, and all annual memberships will expire on 31st August.
If you join our Interest List, you will receive the same email updates that our members do until mid-February. After this time you will need to pay for your membership to continue hearing about our events and being able to take part in our activities.
We hold two classes each week:
- C281 (Wednesday, 6pm-8pm)
- BSA Studio 9 (Thursday, 6pm-8pm)
The Two Teams
The competing team are likely to meet on Thursday between 6-8 every week and will be made up of roughly around 20 dancers. We are looking for people who are able to commit to rehearsals every week and we're aiming to enter three University dance competitions in 2020 (which are really good fun).
Your £60 membership should cover individual entry for all of the competitions but there may be additional costs required for insurance, costumes and transport.
The Varsity team are likely to meet on Tuesdays between 6-8 every week. The team will be made up of 20+ dancers and will be taught by an external teacher. This class will be more relaxed because it's not a competitive team but, your group routine will be performed at Varsity 2020 which takes place in April.
Varsity is a big University sports tournament where the BCU sports teams (e.g. football, rugby) will compete against other Unis and we will perform in the half time breaks.
Please make sure you wear comfortable and flexible clothing. Suitable clothing would include leggings, shorts, joggers etc. Make sure to bring a bottle of water with you and you’ll need your student card in order to gain access to the building.