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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! 




In order to join UPDC, we ask that you purchase a club membership which entitles you to join in with club activties. The Standard Dance Membership (£15) allows you to participate in club activities all year round. This year we have also introduced a Term 1 Membership (£7.50), however this is for EXCHANGE STUDENTS ONLY who are only in Plymouth until the end of Semester 1.
On top of membership, we have weekly class fees which we have strived to keep as cheap as possible! All of our classes are £2 per class, or you purchase classes in bulk with 3 classes (of the same style) being £5 and 6 classes for £10!
At UPDC it’s not just about the dancing, as we have a huge social side to the club too! We usually have socials every week which follow a variety of different themes, such as: pub golf, army night, glitter social, disney and more! We will have various outings planned throughout the year, so please come along and get involved- you won’t be disappointed! Keep up to date by joining our Facebook group and following us on social media! 

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!


Competition Team
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. 


Important Dates!

Class Timetable - commencing 4th October 2021

Competition Auditions10th 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:


Instagram: @plymuni_dance

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