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The University of Plymouth Dance Club (UPDC) offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Heels. Recreational classes run weekly during term time, catering to both beginner and intermediate dancers. For more advanced dancers, there is the opportunity to join our squads that compete in inter-university competitions.





  • Club Membership - £15 per year
  • Term 1 Membership (for exchange or placement students only) - £7.50
  • Weekly classes - £2 per class or £5 for 3 or £10 for 6 (bulk classes of same style)
  • Competition squads (price varies depending on how many squads you are a part of)
  • 1 squad = £80, 2 squads = £85, 3 squads = £90, 4 squads = £95
Socials are a huge part of the club and are always very entertaining! Our regular Wednesday night socials are often themed, such as; pub golf, dress as your degree and cowgirls. We also have sober socials throughout the term, including bowling, pottery painting and BBQs on the Hoe. We’d love to see as many of our members at these events as possible – check our Facebook group and Instagram regularly for updates!
Our first 2023/24 social:



UPDC runs 2 showcases each year, at Christmas and Easter, to give our dancers the chance to perform pieces learnt in weekly classes, as well as solos and groups. Our squads also showcase their competition routines at the Easter event. Both evenings are a chance to raise money for our chosen charity – Beat Eating Disorders – through ticket sales and raffles!


Intermediate Ballet from our Christmas Showcase 2022


Competition Team

During semester 2 we travel to inter university competitions across the country with our squads. We compete in the intermediate categories in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop, plus wildcard. This year we will be attending Loughborough and Portsmouth university dance competitions – which we’ve had great success at in previous years.


2023 results:



3rd Tap

2nd Tap

3rd Jazz

3rd Ballet

Team Choice Award – Wildcard


Team Spirit Award



We’d love to continue our trend of trophies this year, and so are asking for a full commitment to the squads if you wish to join. Auditions are held at the start of semester 1. There are different fees associated with the number of squads you are in (maximum 4).


Our competition squads at Loughborough last year


Important Dates!

Christmas Showcase 

DATE: Friday 8th December

Our last 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. 


Competition Dates:

Loughborough Dance Competition -  9th/10th March 2024

Portsmouth Dance Competition - 24th February 2024




Easter Showcase 

DATE: Friday 22nd March 2024




Check us out on our social media platforms:

Instagram: @plymuni_dance

Facebook Group: UPDC Members 2023/2024 

TwitterPlymouth Uni Dance (@plymunidance) / Twitter

TikTok: @plymuni_dance

YoutubeUniversity of Plymouth Dance Club - YouTube




Easter Showcase
22nd March 7:30pm - 10pm
Roland Levinsky Hall (RLB)
Our annual Easter Showcase where our hard working members will perform practised routines that they did in term two. This showcase will also include all our competition dances and solos/duets. Half our proceeds will go to our chosen charity (BEAT UK)
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  • Dance Standard Membership£15.00
  • Dance Committee Membership£15.00
  • Competition Fee 1 Squad£80.00
  • Hip Hop Class x 6£10.00
  • Hip Hop Class x 3£5.00
  • Hip Hop Class x 1£2.00
  • Heels Class x 3£5.00
  • Ballet Class x 1£2.00
  • Heels Class x 1£2.00
  • Ballet Class x 3£5.00
  • Ballet Class x 6£10.00
  • Jazz Class x6£10.00
  • Contempary Class x 1£2.00
  • jazz Class x3£5.00
  • Contempary Class x 3£5.00
  • Contempary Class x 6£10.00
  • Jazz x 1£2.00
  • Competition Fee 2 squad£85.00
  • Competition Fee 3 squads£90.00
  • Alumni Donation£5.00
  • Heels Class x 6£10.00
  • Tap Class x 6 2023£10.00
  • Copy of Competition Fee 4 squads£95.00


  • Dance Standard Membership£15.00
  • Dance Committee Membership£15.00
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