UWE DANCE invites all students, no matter what age or ability, to join us! If you are looking to compete, or just join for fun, UWE Dance has something for everyone! We are looking for ladies and gents with a drive and passion for dance. Attending 3 competitions a year, holding 1 Annual Showcase, and competing in Varsity against the University of Bristol, we are a club who pride ourselves on creating a full-filled year for ALL of its members! As for achievements as a club, we won 'THE BEST CLUB' and 'THE BEST COMMITTEE' for the 17/18 season - if that in itself isn't enough to convince you to join our club, read below to find out more!
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Rewind is our amazing Advanced 'hip-hop' team, who continue to wow audiences with their highly technical and energetic performances each time they perform. Previously placing 2nd at Nottingham’s prestigious ‘Go Hard or Go Home’ competition in 2016, and claiming the title of the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at Cardiff University’s competition in 2017, Rewind continued their success in 2018, when they placed 2nd at Cardiff. Rewind are a team known for their routines being crammed with a variety of street dance styles; house, hip-hop, waacking, popping and dance hall are to just name a few. If you are a skilled, passionate and driven street dancer, this is the team for you!
Troupe is our incredible intermediate hip-hop team, who continue to deliver both technical and highly energetic performances every time they perform. Previously placing 1st at Loughborough in 2012, 1st at both Bucks New University and Nottingham’s ‘Go hard or Go Home’ in 2014, Troupe are also currently undefeated at Cardiff, placing 1st in their category in both 2017 and 2018. Troupe are a team known for their success rate, so if you want to be a part of a passionately driven and victorious team at UWE, this is the one for you!
Ballet is one of the 3 teams in our ‘Classics Squad’ here at UWE Dance. Competing in the intermediate category at competitions, our stunning ballet team continue to impress us each time they perform. They are currently undefeated at Cardiff Competition, placing 1st in both 2017 and 2018! Other achievements include; 2nd place at Surrey Dance Competition in 2018, 2nd at Durham in 2014 and 3rd at Buckinghamshire New University in 2014. Working closely with their fabulous teacher, members continue to develop their baletic technique throughout the year, and we also pride ourselves on creating current routines which stand out from the rest. By merging a diverse range of individual skills together, our ballet team continue to deliver award-winning performances each time they perform.
Our contemporary team is another one of our fantastic Classical Squad teams here at UWE Dance. With their unique and dramatic style, they continue to entice the attention of audiences each time they perform. Competing in the advanced section at competitions, our contemporary team continue to win awards everywhere they go. Not only have they placed 2nd at Durham in 2014 and 2nd at Cardiff in 2018, our contemporary team also received the ‘Performance Award’ at Cardiff in 2017. Our contemporary teams aim is to, not only develop our members' own individual style, so they continue to grow, but to incorporate this into routines, giving everyone a chance to shine. From lyrical to flexible acrobatics, there’s something for everyone!
Jazz is the 3rd team of our incredible Classical Squad here at UWE Dance. Performing high energy and technical routines, they continue to wow audiences each time they perform. By working closely with their fabulous teacher, our Jazz team continue to develop their technique, by not only focusing on the fundamentals of jazz, but incorporating an up-to-date style to create trendy, exciting performances. If you are looking to be part of a committed and skilful team, jazz is the one for you!
Check out our 17/18 Season Promo VIdeo
Freshers Fair 2018
us at Surrey Dance CompeTition 2018!
frequently asked questions:
Do I need to audition to be part of UWE Dance?
If you wish to be part of one of our amazing teams, it is vital that you attend one of our friendly auditions in September. If this is not the case, and you would just like to attend our classes every week, it is not necessary you attend an audition. However, we urge everyone to come to our auditions, as it is a great way to get to know everyone and they are also extremely fun!
How much does it cost to be part of UWE Dance?
The cost to be a part of UWE Dance differs if you are in a team or not. Alongsie the £20 fee everyone has to pay when joining a sport, if you audition for a team and are successful, you will need to purchase BOTH the ‘Dance Club Membership’ (£60) and the ‘Dance Squad Top-up Fee’ (£60), if not you JUST purchase the ‘Dance Club Membership’ (£60) to enjoy a whole years worth of dancing!
Where do I buy my membership to be part of UWE Dance?
In order to attend classes, team training, or both, it is vital that you have a UWE Dance membership. This membership is available from our page on the SU website (the one you are on now) and is located under the section entitled ‘JOIN.’
What classes are there and what times and days are they on?
We offer 6 classes a week across the days of Monday (5pm-9/10pm) and Tuesday (6pm-8pm). We offer classes in Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Dance Fitness. For more information, please view our full timetable below.
HERE'S TO ANOTHER FABULOUS SEASON!
See you all soon.
The UWE Dance Team x