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The University of Plymouth Dance Club (UPDC) offers classes in ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, heels and Afro-Caribbean. Classes happen weekly during term time and cater for everbody, from complete beginners to more advanced dancers. We have both a recreational and competitive side to dance, so whether you would like to attend classes casually or be a committed member of the competition team, you will fit right in!
This year we are planning two showcases, one before Christmas and one before Easter, for everyone to perform in. This gives an opportunity for both recreational and competitive dancers to showcase their hard work and dedication throughout the year. It also gives us a chance to perform for our peers as well as raise money for the club and our chosen charity. We encourage everyone to get involved with the showcases as it's a great way to bond as a club and show everyone what we're made of!
In addition to this, we are also hosting a number of virtual events throughout the month of September to get everyone involved and ready for the year! These will include: an introduction from the Pres & Vice, a Fresher's Q&A, Club Speed Dating and a Pizza Making night!
As well as our regular classes, we have an advanced competition team made up of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Wildcard, Contemporary and Hip-Hop squads. We compete at the biggest inter-university dance competition in the UK at Loughborough University. In 2020, our Ballet Squad won 1st place and our Contemporary Squad came 3rd place in their respective categories. This is the best Plymouth has ever done at a dance competition, and we hope that this year will be just as successful! We also aim to compete at a second competition again this year, but the location of which is yet to be confirmed. Auditions are held at the start of the academic year for the competition team and full commitment is compulsory for squad members.
Taster Week - 27th September 2021
Class Timetable - commencing 4th October 2021
Competition Auditions - 10th October 2021
Christmas Showcase (PROVISIONAL) - 13th December 2021
Other dates to be confirmed shortly.
We look forward to welcoming you to UPDC! Check us out on our social media platforms:
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4511034225576055
Facebook Page: facebook.com/updanceclub
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