The University of Plymouth Dance Club (UPDC) offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Heels and Strength & Conditioning. Classes happen weekly during term time and cater for everbody, from complete beginners to more advanced dancers. We offer both recreational classes and the opportunity to compete within inter-university competitions, 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!
Our 2022 Easter Showcase:
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. In 2022, we also competed at Portsmouth University Dance Competition, where our Wildcard squad placed 1st, our Contemporary sqaud placed 2nd in the Advanced category. and our intermediate Ballet squad placed 3rd. We also won the team choice award for our Wildcard performance! This is the best Plymouth has ever done at a dance competition, and we hope that this year will be just as successful! Auditions will be held at the start of the academic year for the competition team and full commitment is compulsory for squad members. This year we are also asking that all competition squad members attend our Strength & Conditioning class weekly.
Our winning Loughborough 2020 Ballet routine:
Christmas Showcase -
DATE: 9th December 2022 | LOCATION: Roland Levinsky Building, Levinsky Hall | TIME: 7.30pm.
Our Christmas Showcase was a great success; we sold over 200 tickets for the event (a new record for the club) and raised £649.25 for Beat Eating Disorder Charity.
Loughborough Dance Competition - Weekend of 11th and 12th March 2023.
Portsmouth Dance Competition - Sunday 26th February 2023.
Easter Showcase -
DATE: Monday 27th March 2023 | LOCATION: Roland Levinsky Building, Levinsky Hall | TIME: 7.30pm
We look forward to welcoming you to UPDC!
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